House Things

A blog about filling your house with the right things

Home Decor in 8-Bit

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As fast as technology moves, you’ll find plenty of love for old tech all over the Web. And once something’s online, it’s likely to appear in some real-life iteration too. Memes make their way to T-shirts and throwpillows and Angry Birds is on cakes and toyshelves everywhere. We mirror the Web and the Web mirrors us.

So with that I introduce what DENY Designs dubs a home-decor trend: pixelated colors. Meant to simulate the old badness of color resolution in the graphics of yesteryear, this new spin on the 8-bit aesthetic looks cool, and is kind of funny!, but I wonder if it’ll endure. I bet in 20 years when they’re making TV shows about our era, a big pixely quilt will feature prominently to mark the decade of low-res romanticism. In the meantime, I’m kind of jonesing for this shower curtain:

What do you think? No way or hey-hey-hey?

Brianna Snyder