May the force be with you… as you laze about in your Jedi bathrobe

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 21 May 2014

Padawan-nabe (get it?) or not, you cannot deny the coolness of the Jedi bathrobe. It’s classy attire based on what you see in the Star Wars universe, just made more comfortable for lounging about everywhere at home, thanks to its terry cloth material. Unfortunately it is now out of stock, which means we are — […]

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Cabbage patch kids wigs are all the fashion for babies

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Thursday 20 June 2013

This new crochet wig fashion seem to have fallen right out of an Cabbage Patch-crazed, 80s kid’s dream. According to TODAY Moms, the yarn head coverings are going viral. And it’s not just 8 months old babies sporting them. Apparently the wigs come in adult sizes too.

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Beyond The Black Rainbow: an 80s-style horror movie

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By Mkaio in Video on Thursday 30 May 2013

In 1983, a young woman is locked away at a state-of-the-art experimental facility, doped and duped into controlling her special powers by a demented doctor. Held prisoner, her psychedelic reality is pushed to the test as the doctor’s sanity begins slipping, and the young woman must escape the facility before it is too late. Originally […]

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Chilling film on how to survive a nuclear attack

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By Adam Wells in Video on Saturday 1 December 2012

The 80s in the UK must have been pretty scary, these public information films that detail how to survive a nuclear attack on britain, make for uncomfortable viewing. The sanitation one is pretty nasty. At the end of each film there is a chilling musical phrase, that pretty much sums up the 80s in a […]

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Green Eyed: a short film by Nathaniel Lindsay

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By Kuniko Mazaki in New Film on Saturday 14 July 2012

We loved Nathaniel Lindsay’s previous film and are pretty blown away from the look of his next one. ‘In the Summer of 1980 a successful yuppie faces an existential crisis when a nosferatic ghoul joins his social circle and undermines his social status.’ Best. Plot. Ever.

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Interview with Mick Jones, ex-Clash and BAD

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By Amy Freeborn in New Music on Thursday 6 August 2009

For a person with the musical history of ex-The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite frontman, Mick Jones, he is a very unassuming man. I meet him on a humid afternoon in West London as he and a team of helpers are madly trying to finish putting together the Mick Jones Rock n Roll Public Library — an exhibition of some 10,000 pieces of musical and pop culture memorabilia that Jones has been collecting since childhood. While I wait for my time to speak with the man, as he poses for a photo shoot with a London paper and finishes putting pieces of jewellery into a glass case in a room titled American Artefacts, his press officer relays to him: ‘Southampton University want to offer you an honorary doctorate.’ Jones’ response is: ‘Why would I want to do that? I haven’t done anything.’ But that’s far from the truth.

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1970s and 80s Soviet Union buildings

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By Zolton in Architecture on Wednesday 5 August 2009

Cambodian born photographer Frederic Chaubin is the editor of French magazine Citizen K. His photo series on bizarre buildings built in the former Soviet Union during the 1970s and 80s is absolutely fascinating.

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MIXA Competition

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By Zolton in New Prizes on Tuesday 4 August 2009

MIXA is an innovative way for people to make, mix and share their music, photos, videos and other digital goodies on an old school cassette tape with a Twitter-generation twist. MIXA in association with Lost At E Minor and My Secret Playlist are giving YOU the chance to win a MIXA.

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Illustrated Laser Ray portraits

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Trends on Wednesday 15 July 2009

In late 80s and early 90s, the Illustrated Laser Ray and futuristic grids aesthetic was a sensation, years before it began to diminish abruptly. But just like every fashion, it became mainstream and mutated into portrait backgrounds. A large amount of these pictures are documented on the Laser Portraits websites.

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The Alan Parsons Project’s Eye in the Sky

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By Zolton in Video on Wednesday 30 July 2008

It sounds like a cliche to say it, but they just don’t write em’ like they used to: the soulful melodies, the crisp acoustics ringing out across murky lyrical lines. The Alan Parsons Project was an experiment in creating perfect, somewhat sinister, pop. With Eye in the Sky they succeeded, then added in an extra […]

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Mark Mothersbaugh’s wallpaper pesigns

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Sunday 8 June 2008

Mark Mothersbough, jack of all trades, most famous as frontman of iconic 80s band Devo, has recently started designing wallpaper and rugs, which are available from Walteria Living.

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Cut Copy interview

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By Zolton in New Music on Thursday 27 March 2008

Melbourne’s Cut Copy is the hottest electro act out of Australia right now. We spoke to Mitchell Scott from the group to get the lowdown on their musical highground. Long live the 80s huh! Where would we be without fluro colours, synths and poppy chorus hooks. Any oft-neglected trend from that decade you think should be brought back in? ‘Polystyrene packaging, smoking on planes, slap bracelets, wearing just one glove, Ghostbusters’.

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80s flashbacks — Electric Dreams

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By Zolton in Video on Tuesday 5 February 2008

Yes, the 80s were trite, bubbly and a little, errrr, disposal but hell they were fun, as this clip from the 1984 movie Electric Dreams — in which a computer falls in lust with a girl — proves. [watch another tragic 80s film clip and read an interview with Nouveau Vague’s Marc Collin on his […]

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Come on Eileen

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By Zolton in New Music on Wednesday 20 June 2007

Man, I remember shaking my tail to Come on Eileen many moons ago — when rat-tails were a right of passage and Molly Ringwald held both the lock and the key to my tiny pitter pattering heart. Back then it was all ice-skating and fairy floss; skateboards and trading cards. It was bags of chips by the rusty school fence and sunburnt faces on crackling summer days.

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