Finding Carter

Roy G. Biv

Hillary's living room in her old apartment

Hillary's living room in her old apartment

Way back when (four years ago) Hillary organized her bookshelves by color, and I thought it was a game changer.  Having a full bookcase is attractive, but color coordinating takes it to the next level.  

Finding Carter: Season 1, Episode 3 - Home office of a narcissistic writer.  

Finding Carter: Season 1, Episode 3 - Home office of a narcissistic writer.  

Digging a little deeper lead me to the article, Arranging Your Books By Color is Not a Moral Failure.  It seems like fancy book-readers were making the author feel a little defensive, but I like a lot of her points.

First of all, it looks good and there is no denying it (looks matter, nerds).  "Not every green-covered or yellow-colored book is the same hue, it had a more subtle effect than I expected...Guests did double takes and smiled when they saw my bookshelves. I did too."

"Those who are opposed to color-organizing bookshelves argue that it’s impractical"  True, but, "using color as an organizing principle actually lends it a random, serendipitous quality that has much in common with the disheveled bookshelf beloved of old-school academics too busy reading books to organize them."

"For another, let’s dispel the notion that everyone with a book collection needs a rigorous system to locate any given book at any given time in order to pull it from their shelf and pounce upon an important fact, passage, quote, or other tidbit that for some reason could not be Googled. Owning physical books was once an imperative for those who wanted knowledge and information at their fingertips, but the reflex to acquire, preserve and catalog books is mostly grounded in a dated reality."   ZING!

"The bookshelf itself has always been a trophy case of sorts. The display of one’s literary conquests is a deliberate exercise in broadcasting who we are."  So let's not pretend that we don't want it to look good. 

Chalk Headboards

I know I just wrote about the show Finding Carter, but I have more to say.

Finding Carter: Season 1, Episode 2 - Carter's bedroom in her new home....which is way too decorated to make sense in the plot timeline.  

Finding Carter: Season 1, Episode 2 - Carter's bedroom in her new home....which is way too decorated to make sense in the plot timeline.  

Carter's chalk headboard must be the envy of all teens (and people who wish they were still teens).  It reminds me of the headboard that Joseph Gordon-Levitt had in 500 Days of Summer.

500 Days of Summer - Bedroom of a guy who doesn't believe his girlfriend when she says she doesn't want to get too serious.  

I was planning on posting lots of other pictures of chalk headboards, but most of the ones on the internet are really phoning it in.  Although, I do like this one:

I appreciate the crown moldings and I like how the bed on the right uses an actual chalk board as a headboard.

Although, the fact that they did chalk rugs exposes these pictures as styled rooms and not actual functioning bedrooms.  I have a feeling that this was a catalog shoot for Anthropologie (just a hunch).  

Finding the Club House

Finding Carter: Season 1, Episode 2 - A shipping container structure, purchased by rich absent parents, so that their daughter can hang with her over-styled/emo/model friends.  

Finding Carter: Season 1, Episode 2 - A shipping container structure, purchased by rich absent parents, so that their daughter can hang with her over-styled/emo/model friends.  

West Elm -  Cadiz Wool Rug .  They must have used a 9'x12' in the set which retails at $1,300.

West Elm - Cadiz Wool Rug.  They must have used a 9'x12' in the set which retails at $1,300.

I started watching the MTV show Finding Carter, and like all sets for teens, the kid's hang out spot is extremely colorful, and full of snacks.  

Their playhouse/art studio is inside shipping containers.  I like the use of a rug on the wall to soften the space, even though I have never cared for the rug they chose.  

Here is a shot of the club house exterior at night:

everywhere

everywhere

This space is perfectly on trend: bulb string lights, Chinese lanterns, neon cord chairs, etc. 

You can purchase your very own neon acapulco chair (egg shape)....everywhere.

And you can get than jazzed up too:

Urban Outfitters $280

Urban Outfitters $280

CB2  $240

CB2 $240

CB2  $230

CB2 $230