Carol Aird, in the movie Carol (2015), lives in a stately Gothic-style mansion, which is beyond impressive. I was very taken with the massive tiled fireplace in the living room, but really this post is an excuse to show Carol's bracelet with the three dangly bits.
I know The Great Beauty (2013) is supposed to be a really good movie, but......... I didn't enjoy it.
However, I do like this tile floor. The pattern is the right balance of geometric and floral. The tiles themselves have slight color disparities, meaning they are either old or a vintage style. There is a dark band around the base of the walls, which frames the pattern and highlights the scale of the room.
The Devil's Double is a film inspired by the true story of a man forced into being the body double for one of Saddam Hussein's psycho sons. The movie was solid (and graphic).
This hallway was the most dramatic set design moment. Notice how the tile on the walls are mirrored on the ceiling.
Just watched The Escape Artist, an awesome lawyer/stalker British mini series. Could someone explain to me what "making silk" means?
Anywho, in the first episode David Tennant leaves his cell phone in a bathroom at a work event (right by the sink), and something about the bathroom really spoke to me. I love the band of green. And I love how the tiles have that slightly askew vintage quality. I love how the sinks are urinal-esque the way they jut out. And even the soap dispensers are working for me (something I never thought I would say).
I loved the picture gallery on Remodelista on Jagged Edges. I have noticed this trend for a while, but didn't have the right words to express it. I always thought of it as highlighting raw materials, but jagged edges is better.
As soon as I get a chance to redo a bathroom or kitchen, I am going to work in subway tile and dark grout.
This style is called "subway tile" because it was used in the New York City subway stations in the early twentieth century. It is simple, classic, and inexpensive. It does not have to be paired with dark grout, but I like the added geometry of it. And I think it would be great for a bathroom because dark grout can hide a lot of scum.
Note: DIY sites say dark grout can highlight sloppy work, so don't phone it in.
Jeffrey Alan Marks used this look on the show Million Dollar Decorators when he redesigned the bathroom of his Crossfit gym. He said he likes the look because it reminds him of a 50's locker room in a boys prep school.
This is now my fifth post about the FX show Tyrant, and I already know it won't be my last. Ridiculous! I should just rename this blog Titillating Tyrant and devote the whole things to screen shots and fan fiction.
Ex: Once upon a time two hot young Americans sat in in front of an elaborately tiled wall.....
I just finished episode ten and there were two new sets that need to be mentioned.
I am really digging the tiled/wallpapered accent panels featured in the show, Tyrant.
And the pièce de résistance: The office of a psychotic dictator.
It's good to be king.
These kitchens immediately made me think of the kitchen set from The New Normal, which was going for a classic California Spanish Colonial feel.
And just because they are so pretty, here are more pictures of tile:
My friend took me on an urban-hike through Hollywoodland a while back, based off of the book Secret Stairs, by Charles Fleming. I then took Hillary on the same hike, and we oohed and aahed over everything.
A few days ago, I saw Vermeer's The Art of Painting at the Kunsthistorisches Museum museum in Vienna. It got me thinking about checkerboard floors, and how they are timeless.
These floors are both casual and formal, classic and contemporary, simple and bold, and on and on. They work in your garage, in a ball room, and in your grandma's house. They even look good in linoleum.
You can do them in tile, marble, wood, paint, carpet....sky's the limit.