Friday, May 15, 2009

Let Them Eat Cake

When you’re a film maker, turned artist, turned interior designer, you always look at things differently. This is what happens to me all the time. Whether I am in the car looking out the window and noticing something interesting, or even looking at a tree can inspire my next design project.
Now going to the movies is a whole different thing all together. I can’t remember the last time I watched a movie, and literally enjoyed the story line or plot.
My mind would be racing a million miles per hour, already designing my next project in my head. This wall would look great with so and so project; this chair is perfect for so and so house! It does get frustrating at times to be honest, as I would really like to switch off and enjoy the film like anyone else. I failed tremendously, and just can’t get design out of my head. It’s either the set design or lighting, the window treatment, the wall paneling, the furniture, the costumes, the art etc etc…
One film which I watched over and over again, trying to grasp the plot, which again I failed at, was “Marie Antoinette”
Don’t get me wrong, I do know the story inside out, but I just couldn’t enjoy the acting as much as I enjoyed these visuals. The colors were mesmerizing, the set design was impeccable, the fabrics were decadent, and food never looked as beautiful as it did in this film. I remember watching an Interview with Sophia Coppola, in which she mentions that she derived the color palette of the entire film from the infamous MACARONS, which clearly is evident throughout the film.
Feast your eyes on history recreated…


  1. Have to watch that movie
    Seems like a great set

  2. It was the only time Versailles allowed full access to a film crew