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Two things you should know about me: 1. I am obsessed with interior design, and 2. Give me a TV-on-DVD box set and plunk me down on a comfy sofa and I’m content for hours. Basically, I love interior and TV probably more than is healthy. Combine the two and holy bananas, I’m one haaaappy camper.
(Random aside: I, at one point, did consider going into set/stage design. But my program stopped offering the courses, so that didn’t happen.)
ANYWAY. TV + interior design in one place makes me happy. So naturally, these hand rendered floor plans of the apartments of popular TV characters makes me positively giddy. The artist, Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde, has put so much detail into each one. I’m just in awe of his attention to the smallest of details and his skill for drafting and rendering such beautiful floor plans. Wowzers. And the given: still lusting after miss Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment after all these years. Someone promptly built me her studio so I can live in it! (Hey, a girl’s gotta dream, right?)
Images via Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde, found via A Diary of Lovely
How rad is this set of vintage Paul Rand book covers? Bright colours, bold shapes, handwritten-esque type, collage feel… I’m diggin’ them in every way. When the cover’s this good, forget judging the book…The covers could each easily stand on their own as a piece of art. Why, oh why, don’t they make book covers like this any more? Wishful thinking, I suppose. But it’s probably for the best or I’d have spent every last penny I own on more books than I could ever possibly read. (Or wait, I may have already done that… just a little bit.)
Images via sllab on Flickr.
20th February 2012
Pretty insane graphic design+photography+general artistic amazingness right here, folks. Not sure what else to say other than these posters for the movie Martha Marcy May Marlene are just plain awesome-tastic. Much like the movie itself; I saw it a couple months ago and it’s fantastic. I highly recommend it to any other film buffs.
Movie gush aside and back to my original train of thought… I really love these posters (and the title card) for the movie. Beautiful photography, crisp type, a very clean and minimal overall look, and the perfect hint of mystery and intrigue to suit the movie. Yuppers, this is the crème de la crème, alright.
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21st January 2012
One of my most favourite movies I’ve seen recently is My Week With Marilyn. Have you seen it? I want to go to the theatre again, it’s that lovely! Michelle Williams is breathtaking/electrifying/absolutely phenomenal as iconic Marilyn Monro. Coupled with the costumes, the sets, the music*… she near broke my heart.
(* Oh, the music. I love me a good soundtrack, and this one was beautiful! If I can get my hands on it, I want to transcribe the song playing over the credits. Gorgeous.)
Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend! And if you’ve pulling a few of couch potato moves like myself, what movies are keeping you company? I always love a great movie recommendation. xo.
Images via Nowness.
21st October 2011
Is anyone else watching ABC’s period drama Pan Am? I’m kind of loving it. It’s so stylin’. Girdles aside, I wish I had a snappy blue uniform. I hear the ratings are dropping through which is major, major sad face news. I usually try not to watch new shows when they first air as I always seem to get attached to the ones that get cancelled quickly. But there were so many shows that premiered this season that caught my eye and I broke my rule many times over. Pan Am is my favourite drama that premiered. It’s a great combination of mystery and drama mixed in with moments of comedy. Plus it’s a pretty show, and it totally feeds my wanderlust.
The story centers around four flight attendants (and two pilots) as they travel the globe flying for Pan Am airlines. Outspoken Maggie…
…Kate, a newly enlisted CIA information courier…
Kate’s younger sister Laura who left her fiance at the altar to experience the world she never knew…
… and my favourite, sassy Francophone Colette.
I’m crossing all body parts this show will live long enough to mature and come into its own. It’s a visually stunning period piece (for which, I’m a like a moth to a flame), and I’m already finding myself invested in the characters and their success. There’s so much potential for growth and I really want to know more about lovely Colette and my other favourite, Kate – her CIA storyline is cause for much intrigue!
What new shows are you watching this season? I’m also hooked on Ringer (sooo bad it’s good and I can’t look away) and New Girl (adorable & geeky and I heart it). Anyone else watching Pan Am and wishing to live a jet-set life traveling the globe?
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“Far out in the ocean, where the water is as blue as the prettiest cornflower, and as clear as crystal, it is very, very deep [...] There dwell the Sea King and his subjects.”
Maybe because it’s summer back home in Canada, or perhaps it’s from seeing all of the beautiful Australian coastlines during my travels, but I’m on a major ocean/mermaid kick at the moment. When I was younger, I was obsessed with Disney’s The Little Mermaid. I used to fancy myself Ariel and would constantly wail out her signature song, much to my parents’ dismay… their poor ears. As I grew up and branched out into other versions of the fairy tale, I became less absorbed in the land under the sea, and instead began to fear it. A lot. Water & aquatic life scares me. Irrational fear aside though, this tale is still very dear to my heart. Because even though it’s kind of terrifying to think about, things under water look so beautiful and peaceful. Look on for my visual interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s version (+1 of the red hair we all associate with mermaids now thanks to Disney).