Friday, August 14, 2009

culturedPRIMITIVE/style: Out of Africa.

I don’t get to out check other blogs too often, so I was grateful to have happened upon this entry on Design Sponge. As part of a new series about taking decorating inspiration from films, editor Amy Merrick put together this amazing collection of images to recreate the style from the movie ‘Out of Africa’. She did an incredible job, and found a beautiful mix of pieces that capture the mood and era portrayed in the film: folding canvas chairs, hamman towels, woven African baskets. I used to be really big on African Colonial, so I sort of wish she’d have put this collage together for me when I was in high school. Seriously, the above is what my bedroom ten years ago would have looked like if I’d had any sort of budget.

Hmm… with my current taste, where would I be looking for inspiration now? Wong Kar Wai’s ‘Days of Living Wild’ for retro subtropical Hong Kong? ‘Indochine’ for chic French Saigon? Disney’s 1954 '20,000 Leagues under the Sea’ for Undersea Victorian?

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