The great thing about Lionel Ritchie is that, as his music has aged, so too he’s become the definitive symbol for queasy cultural kitsch. Commodores be dammed. We prefer Hello era Lionel, pouty hips and all.
If Monkey Magic wasn’t the most compelling and intriguing children’s TV series of the 80s, then I don’t know what was. Now, sit back and rejoice in the funky musical richness that was its memorable theme song by Japanese band “Godiego”
Stereolizer is an app that turns your iPad into an ’80s stereo with an interface that includes a radio dial which allows you to access streaming radio all over the world, and a tape deck that you can use to record things: music, messages, radio shows. You can eject ‘tapes’, edit and catalog them, just […]
Forget about the cliche that they don’t make movies like they used to. They don’t make trailers like they used to. Oh please, please, great higher being who controls the keys to the Tardis, transport me back to the 80s, with its saccharine sweet smiles and wide-eyed innocence.
I can’t decide what I miss most about the 80s: the haircuts that always seemed on the verge of toppling over, the colourful knits, or the sense of naive insecurity that permeated every conversation. Oh, the memories. Now, ladies, take your pick from this remarkable smorgasbord above.
The recently finished Future Beauty, at the Barbican in London, was the first exhibition in Europe to comprehensively explore avant-garde Japanese fashion, from the early 1980s to the present.
Old school never sounded so new school. RZA got nothing on this RD, but only Grandmaster could get away with what he’s wearing at .45 secs.
Oh shucks, 1980s, where did you go? Oh, ok, you were replaced. By the crummy 90s. But you never lost your warm fuzzy place in the hearts (and joystick obsessed hands) of every 30 plus year old out there. Which is probably what motivated YouTube member Eyspire to create this platformer showdown in which ‘old-skool […]
Straight out of a some twisted long forgotten David Cronenburg movie from the 80s comes the ultimate accessory for those who are extremely attached to their IPhone: the Umbilical cord IPhone charger. Created by artist Mio I-zawa.
Sorting through the racks at op and vintage shops can be tiring, right? Given time is money, and you and I have little of either, shopping for one-off vintage finds at Spanish Moss makes sense. With a few clicks you can connect with the beautifully curated collection of amazing ’80s jumpsuits, ’40s kimonos or ’70s caftans as well as their signature range of new clothes – American Gold.
I remember the devastating thrill when the travelling YoYo crews came to our school back in the day, showing off their ample talents and dividing the kids up into the ‘coulds’ and ‘could nots’ in the process. Well, for the week that followed anyway. Yup, we all went YoYo crazy, mesmerised by the snappy potential […]
At the risk of sounding like a broken (vinyl) record, they just don’t make em’ like they used to. Rhiannon, Britney and co, the superstars (for better or for worse, with a strong lean towards the latter) of today, couldn’t hold a torch to the dancing divas of yesteryear, as this funkadelic clip from New […]