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Post #77


* Glasses by Prisma (Japan)

* Vase unmarked

* Fabric remnant unmarked; I’m probably going to turn it into a pillowcase

Memphis-Milano styling on all items.

Post #44

1981 condo for sale - 4605 South Ocean Boulevard #6B, Highland Beach, Fla.


Post #131

Part 2 in our 3-part series on 80s phones.

These clear phones were made in a variety of color combos, and sold under a variety of brands: Unisonic, Conairphone, Lonestar, RadioShack, BellSouth, etc.

Most of these had little Christmas-tree light bulbs inside that flashed orange when the phone rang.

Conair and BellSouth also sold matching see-thru answering machines. The BellSouth one was called the “Memento 9000,” and is shown in the third-to-last photo. I picked one of these up NOS on eBay about a year ago. The Conair one is shown in the second-to-last photo, and is pictured much better back in post #29; it was part of their “Neon Brights” series.


Post #138

The Atlantis condominium, located at 2025 Brickell Avenue in Miami. Designed by Arquitectonica in 1980, with construction completed in 1982.

One of the most strongly postmodern residential towers ever built, it shows a very clear Memphis-Milano influence. This is what you would get if Ettore Sottsass and Piet Mondrian had a love child.

Note especially the primary color scheme (red, yellow, blue) that was one of the definitive themes of the 80s, along with the abstract geometric shapes.

Also note the red Le Corbusier chairs in the lobby. Along with the Cesca chair and the Wassily chair, the Le Corbusier chair was one of the 1980s’ most widely-reproduced pieces of 1920s/1930s Art Deco furniture. The Le Corbusier chairs were also made in a matching couch, and in every concievable color combination of leather and metal framing (the original was black leather w/ chrome frame.) Despite the squarish look, they’re reputed to be sinfully comfortable.

The Atlantis was featured on Miami Vice as part of the opening montage before every episode, as well as being used as one of the interior sets in season 3, episode 22 (“Viking Bikers from Hell”). The exterior was also seen briefly in the movie Scarface.

The second-to-last photo – don’t you wonder where that ladder leads? Is that where the little mouse goes up into his giant piece of cheese?

Photo credit to Robin Hill for the last photo. That’s taken standing on the red spiral staircase in the “Sky Tower” cut into the middle of the building (highlighted in photo #4.) I would totally chill in that jacuzzi during a hurricane, drinking a Little Mermaid to match the building (extra rum!)


Post #128

Cicena “Cleo” bookshelf speakers. They neon could be set to steady-on, or flash in time with the music.

A rectangular version, called the “Billie Jean”, was also available.

Cicena made several neon housewares in the late 80s: clocks, radios, phones, and speakers. Each product was named after a person.

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