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Acid yellow, Morocco

August 17, 2012

Acid yellow, Morocco

Yellow room in Morocco from World of Interiors. Via MyMarrakesh. “Moroccan tent hanging in yellow. While yellow is often used in Morocco, it’s unusual to see in this sort of textile.” See also this book by MyMarrakesh’s author: Marrakesh by Design

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When “today” had the ring of “tomorrow”

May 17, 2009

When “today” had the ring of “tomorrow”

Photos are all from the 1975 edition of Inside Today’s Home  by Ray and Sarah Faulkner, Holt Rinehart Winston. (The 1954, 1960 and 1968 editions of this book are all worth collecting too, if you can find them on abebooks.) The word “today” somehow sounded more optimistic then than it does now, though of course back then you did have the bomb to consider.

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Interiors from the film Tommy, 1975

April 10, 2009

Interiors from the film Tommy, 1975

Ann Margret as Nora Walker Hobbs in Ken Russell’s 1975 film “Tommy.” This scene, not to mention the whole film, was absolutely formative for me (and apparently I’m not alone).

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Marguerite Duras’ bedroom in Neauphle, France, 1960s

February 16, 2009

Marguerite Duras’ bedroom in Neauphle, France, 1960s

There’s something compelling about this photo of the bedroom of novelist Marguerite Duras in the house she bought in Neauphle, outside Paris, in the 1960s. The thin cot bed is so peculiar, like something she might have grown up with during her impoverished colonial childhood in French Indochina.

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