October 27, 2010 by jessperriam
The 1980s were a hideous time for interior design… or design in general. They were however, a brilliant time for manufacturing. I was manufactured in the ’80s.
I think I just broke my brain with that last sentence. Sorry.
No really, sorry.
Last week I trawled through some mid-1980s cooking magazines to find a dessert recipe. Hilarious times ensued.
But next to the stack of cooking magazines sat a glorious, glorious stack of magazines entitled “About Homes in Perth”. How could there not be retro gold hiding within their glossy pages?
It’s retro gold of the “It’s not cool enough to have come around full circle” species. Maybe one day, but not today. Oh Lordy, no.
But if I was threatened (with wild banshees or bad coffee) to design my Barbie dream home with only early 1980s design elements, here’s what would feature:
Wow. I might go and watch some Sons and Daughters or A Country Practice or maybe play some games on the Commodore 64 or something…