So this past weekend, I was in the King of Prussia mall and these punk kids walk by--one of them is wearing a pair of pants my sister used to own, swear to god, red plaid with tapered leg. As we pass, I say to the dude out of the corner of my mouth, "You did not invent that." He retorts, "You kids are so 1983." I laugh and say, "When I was your age, I used to look like you. See what you have to look forward to?" The dude cracks up. Oh we're so jaded, and ironic, and witty.
But I was in high spirits because I found this magazine: Adorn. This is the kind of magazine I wish I had had when I was the age of those punksters. (I'll have to try to scan a picture from those good old days when I am in NH this weekend, clearing my crap out of my parents' house.) It might be a little young for me, but I loved their section on Japanese crafts, "Turning Japanese." Look, it really is all about the early 80s. (You so did not invent that!)
Best, they give links to help you get some of the cool Japanese craft books. Worth the nominal cost alone! I'll give you one, but only because I'm feeling ebullient. Check it (there are links to help you navigate Amazon.jp).