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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Dey wuz robbed!

Charley's boudoir.

A crime was committed during yesterday's Oscars announcement. The art directors of "A Single Man" were skipped over for a nomination. Dan Bishop and Amy Wells, the team that brings the early 1960s brilliantly to life with the "Mad Men" sets, channeled the same time period to create visual magic for fashion designer Tom Ford's first directorial effort.

How can you look at the magnificence that is Charley's (played by Julianne Moore) dressing area and not feel the urge to give someone a gold statuette? I mean that chair is upholstered in flokati fercrissakes!

A travesty, I tell you, a travesty.

18 comments:

erin@designcrisis said...

Hmmm, I have the sudden urge to upholster something in flokati... in fact, I have something in mind already.

lucitebox said...

Agreed-one hundred percent to the one millioneth power.

I can't wait to see this movie again. It totally blew me away.

Now I'm off to see which unworthy competitors are in the running.

lucitebox said...

Of course. Barfatar is in the running. (I will never see that movie.)

The only other film I've seen that's nominated is Sherlock Holmes. I don't think the art direction is as good as "A Single Man." The main character lives in a Lautner home for crying out loud.

David said...

I've not seen the movie, but that's a pretty gorgeous set there.

Jamie said...

I STILL haven't seen this movie and it is driving me crazy. I also want a flokati covered something right about now. The screen behind her dressing table looks like the photos I have seen of the shutters in your house, Raina.

amy @ switz~art said...

i HAVE to see this film.
colin firth, set in the 60's, tom ford...le sigh.

Ally @ FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I ADORE this room. And hey, the windows kind of remind me of those fab screens/shutters in your house . . .

Raina Cox said...

Jamie and Ally - You're right, my shutters do look a lot like that screen. Now if I can just claim a corner of the bedroom for fancy girl stuff...

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Good eyes and you are so right. A travesty indeed. Damn I need to go see that movie....

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Karena said...

I am excited to see the movie, great set! The flokati, how cozy! The fabrics are divine!
Karena

House of Slappy said...

In the immortal words of Right Said Fred, that movie was too sexy for the theater - awesome decor!

ticklishfromadistance said...

1,000 percent agreed

hello said...

It is torturing me that this movie is not in Delaware.

I am definitely upholstering something in flokati...

hello said...

Oops, that's me. Not signed in.

Again.

HG

nkp said...

What were they thinking. If this isn't worthy of a gilded nekked man on a pedestal, well then I don't know what is!

Jill said...

Reminds me of your fabulous shutters.

Brim 'n Lea- Team D.C. said...

Agreed! Big fan of theirs. Also love Nancy Haigh, a talented set decorator who's great at the 60's vibe. She works a lot for the Cohen brothers. Loves her.

Raina Cox said...

Brim 'n Lea - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!