These come from the Titan of Titles; Saul Bass. Cards flap, pop and flash across the screen in a color palate of tan, red, orange, yellow, pink, black and white. Prettier than a Mondrian painting!
The fanciful hand-lettering is by Harold Adler. You can watch the full title sequence here. Such good visual inspiration for home decor…
…And of course, cocktails!
Mongolian Lamb Pillow / Orange Coffee Table / Bend Chair in Persimmon / Yellow Abstract Wall Art / The End Bookend / Wine Glasses / Rectangular Serving Platter / Color Block Console / Square Appetizer Plate / Abstract Coral Crewel Pillow /
This guy! Now this room is pretty as a Peacock! (Pun very intended.) Feast your eyes on this ladies dressing room in the 2014 Kips Bay Showhouse by Christopher Peacock, based on Lady Penelope, a pink, 6-wheeled Rolls Royce driving spy puppet from the 1960s UK show, Thunderbirds. This dressing room boasts pink lacquered closet doors, 24K gold hardware, pink leather-lined shelves, and a boat load of Pucci fashions! I love everything about this room, down to the Good & Plenty filled candy dish, but I think that my favorite element is the Patterson, Flynn & Martin carpet in a David Hicks geometric pattern. The avocado and pink color combo just tickles me! The vanity wall is covered in a glistening gold grasscloth by Thibaut. Kitchy Glamor at it’s finest! Happy Weekend!
Images Via NY Times, Lifestyle Mirror, Quintessence Blog, Go Design Go, and NBC NY.
(Maybe I should start a Mame Mondays post? Just to keep me from posting about her everyday?) The Art of The Title put up the whole “Auntie Mame” title sequence and an interview with the creator, Wayne Fitzgerald, last month. The colors and text are a dream! What a work of art!
I think I can pinpoint the beginning of my infatuation with carved screens to one of my all time favorite movies, Auntie Mame.
Aren’t they simply “top draaawerrr?!”- Gloria. (The ghastly b***h in the fur.)
Image via T.B.D.
When searching for some screens for a project, I came across Crestview Doors & Millwork
The Morocco used as media room doors.
The same lady used a dark stain on a pair and hung them as doors to her wetbar! Super cool. (A bit of bad news..price increase as of July 15, 2013 from $213 per panel to $1215. )
No matter! If $1215 a pop isn’t in the budget, Acurio Latticeworks has some great midcentury designs for a fraction of the price. These can be used in so many places! Happy screen scheming!