Dee Lite’s Groove Is In The Heart (retro throwdown)

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By Zolton in Video on Friday 13 August 2010

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 […]

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Kim Herbst’s ’80s movie illustrations

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Monday 2 August 2010

With a full-time job creating illustrations and artwork for Facebook-based games, San Fransisco-based artist Kim Herbst still has time to create some pretty fantastic odes to her favorite ’80s movies and video games.

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Betty White Hoodies

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By Lamia Larkin in New Fashion on Friday 23 July 2010

There is just no stopping Betty White, but in all honesty, who would want to? That woman has got the world wrapped around her finger, and I know I’m not the only one who supports her rule. Now you can show your love and support for Ms. White by wearing one of these smashing hoodies that she and clothing company Jerry Leigh created.

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SodaStream: get busy with the fizzy

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By Greta Hoffman in New Trends on Monday 19 July 2010

SodaStream, a status symbol amongst children of the seventies and eighties, is making a comeback. Environmentally-friendly, economical, and fun(ish), these home carbonation contraptions have had a complete overhaul.

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Steely Dan’s My Old School

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By Rob Smoughton Hot Chip in Video on Tuesday 13 July 2010

Where would I be without the mighty Dan? This is a band that I listen to almost daily. Every time I do, I hear something new. Sure, they’re clever East Coast jazz-rockers, with a laid back West Coast sound. But read that again: they’re clever! What’s not to love about that? Maybe being English and […]

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I’m Remembering!

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Wednesday 7 July 2010

If you were born in the late 70s or early 80s, you probably remember Super-Soakers, Mr. Wizard, and Darkwing Duck with great fondness. I’m Remembering takes you down Gen Y memory lane with pictures and links to both your favorite and the long-forgotten toys, TV-shows, and snacks from your childhood.

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Ice Invaders

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By The Urban Grocer in New Products on Monday 7 June 2010

The humble ice cube tray. You might not think that little block of plastic sitting in your freezer leaves much room for innovation, but think again. The designers over at Fred and Friends have been having a field day with it, dreaming up all sorts of funky variations to the traditional cube. Check out Ice […]

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Maldo Nollimerg

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Tuesday 25 May 2010

The heavily political, provocative, and pornographic themes and images in French artist Maldo Nollimerg’s collages remind me of awesome punk album covers from the early 80s, but with a slightly more baroque quality to them.

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Modern technology fossils

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By Zolton in New Art on Wednesday 5 May 2010

As artist Christopher Locke attests, there will come a day very, very soon, when we will look back on the modern technology of today and laugh at it’s antiquatedness. In fact, that moment may have already arrived given the tone of Locke’s foreboding series of modern technology fossils, which celebrate the once usefulness, now obsolescence, of ubiquitous contemporary inventions.

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80s album covers as comic hero characters

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Monday 3 May 2010

What’s not to love about the idea of taking classic 1980s album covers (The Breakfast Club soundtrack, for instance) and reinterpreting them using characters from famous comic book series’. Illustrator Cliff Chiang has done just that. And he’s done it very well, with his takes on Jennifer Beals from Flashdancing as Electra and Duran Duran as Vampirella, among others.

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Future Islands

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By Zach Kaufmann in New Music on Tuesday 20 April 2010

Baltimore synth-pop band Future Islands have been busy lately. Along with In The Fall, a 12″ EP of b-sides released earlier this month, their Thrill Jockey debut In Evening Air is due out May 4, right at the start of a month-and-a-half-long tour. Gerrit Welmers lays down dance-y New Wave rhythms and William Cashion slams […]

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Steve Thomas’ arcade-game propaganda

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Friday 16 April 2010

Illustrator Steve Thomas has recently posted some great propaganda art based on classic video games. My favorite is the one he did for Frogger not only because it’s a really striking design, but also because Frogger wouldn’t be so obvious a choice to make propaganda art out of compared to a game like say Space Invaders.

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Health’s We Are Water (Azari & III Remix)

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By Michelle Wilding in New Music on Friday 9 April 2010

I adore the band Health and am left fascinated by this glamorously bouncy We Are Water remix by Canadian duo Azari & III, who have taken it to outer house-space. It’s pure 80s late night disco at its finest. Ghost Buster meets Short Circuit, anyone?

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Rocket back to the 80s

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By Andy in New Trends on Friday 12 March 2010

We’re not shy about our love of all things 80s, and Goldfrapp’s Rocket clip has taken us right back to a cloudy pastel world of big hair, synth optimism and glittering disco. We might just stay here for a while. Who’s in?

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Visage’s Secret Playlist

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Monday 22 February 2010

Remember Fade To Grey, that seminal new romantic dance hit from 1980s. Well, neither do we. But regardless, we checked in with Rusty Egan from the group Visage and asked him about the music that is inspiring him some 30 years after Visage’s sublime moment on glory. He started with the Deadmau5 track, Faxing Berlin […]

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