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1. Another Round
There is something about Scandinavian interior design and architecture that just makes you feel like you are watching something from another world, literally. This is a different take on alcoholism but in a fancy type of way. Besides this whole plot, the movie takes place in Denmark, and throughout the movie, you can see how different their school’s architecture is from typical American movies. Also, there is something about each of the protagonist’s houses that just makes you pack your things and live there.
Maybe because “Part of the appeal lies in how aspirational this specific design style feels. The uncluttered nature and brightness evokes a sense of calm that so many people are missing from their daily lives”
“Scandinavian design is marked by a focus on clean, simple lines, minimalism, and functionality, the style tyle favors bright, airy spaces,Scandinavians also deeply value nature and spending time outdoors” Taken from: Aparment Therapy
2. Pain and Glory
If you haven’t seen any of Pedro Almódovar’s movies, this is your sign to start now. In almost all of his movies, this Spanish filmmaker, loves to work with the same color palette. This movie is no different than others, not only the plot is crazy, but the color palette, the furniture, set design, makes you want to want more and more of the movie.
– Pedro Almodóvar, 1992., taken from: Amuse
4. Lilya 4-Ever
It’s safe to throw in some old school for the sake of brutalist architecture. I must say I have mixed feelings about this movie, it takes place in a crumbling part of Russia, in the former soviet union, where this girl just doesn’t know what else to do when her mother decides to abandon her.
Who would have thought that Matt Damon would be staring in this type of comedy movie, that actually teaches you something about what is really going on with the world with climate change and overpopulation. Watching this movie makes you wish this could happen in real life since the world that they built for small people is much prettier than the one we have right now.
Who doesn’t remember this movie with Jhonny Depp starting as Edward? And all of the cute haircuts for dogs and trees haha. Rewatching this movie, with all of the colored houses, kind of reminds me of all the Florida vacation homes, or maybe this is just a throwback memory of this movie? Because I think vacation homes are not really like that..
8. I am love
We can say that we left the best for last, almost. Parasite, we did an Instagram post about this movie, you can see it here. When I first saw this movie, I can for sure say that it was a mix of feelings, I mean, I wanted to laugh, I felt sad, I felt angry, I don’t know, it is a weird movie.
The good part is that this movie also most of it, it takes place in a house, a beautiful house, that is actually a set designed for the movie. And the interesting part of the whole set was to portrait the different classes in society. So, as they all went to the basement, it meant that the “poorer you are the less sunlight you have”
Ok, this movie you can either watch for inspiration or just to get lost in it for a while, because it is mind-blowing, in the sense that you might have to watch it a couple of times to understand. We also did an Instagram post explaining a little bit of the production design of the movie, and the architectural references.
Everything that goes on in our daily life works for our inspiration, I mean, you can be on your way home, and on the bus, you see some houses, or buildings, or even a person with a really cool outfit that has an extra color palette, and it just clicks, “hey this is what I’ve been looking for”, all of this works to get inspired.
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