Chandeliers

Upside Down

I would be shocked if you have seen UPSIDE DOWN (2012), a film staring Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess, and I am not recommending it, but it's worth knowing that this ball room set exists:

The concept of the film is that there are two planets positioned right next to each other.  The gravity of a planet only works on the matter that originates from that planet, and vice versa (FYI: this is not how physics works).  This means that if you are from World A and you go to a dance club on World B, you will be dancing on the ceiling (because your planet is sticking you up there), while the people from World B are dancing around on the ground like normal.  

Or if you are on World B and you order a World A Cocktail, you have to drink it upside down or else the liquid will try to fly up and get back to World A where it comes from.

And if you are running an interworld dance club, you better make sure people can tango on the floor and the ceiling.

Blown Glass Pendants

These blown glass pendants caught my eye (over $2000 a pop so they aren't for real people), because they are elegant while still feeling very handmade.  

The line of pendants is called Neverending Glory, for Lasvit.  It was created by Jan Plechac and Henry Wielgus.

I was so wrapped up in appreciated the fixtures, that I didn't even realize that each of the lights is modeled after chandeliers found in famous theaters.  

Palais Garnier in Paris

Palais Garnier in Paris

Palais Garnier in Paris

Palais Garnier in Paris

Estates Theater in Prague

Estates Theater in Prague

Estates Theater in Prague

Estates Theater in Prague

Bolshoi Theater in Moscow

Bolshoi Theater in Moscow

Bolshoi Theater in Moscow

Bolshoi Theater in Moscow

Online boutique The Line created The Apartment, a remodeled Soho loft where everything is for sale

Online boutique The Line created The Apartment, a remodeled Soho loft where everything is for sale

Double-o-Fabulous!

I have been watching Octopussy  (1983), and it's no Dr. No, but early on there is this lovely British auction set.

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I love the salon style wall hanging and the various chandeliers.  That's a hard green to pull off, but the white vaulted ceiling and the crystal make it work. 

And then Bond goes to INDIA! 

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And of course he stays in a glam casino/hotel. 

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I am all about the hand painted wall designs.  They are phenomenal.  There was similar detail in the hotel I stayed at in Jaipur, Indian and I have a folder of useless over saturated instagram photos of it.    

Shahpura House , Jaipure, India

Shahpura House, Jaipure, India

Shahpura House , Jaipure, India

Shahpura House, Jaipure, India