Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Design Sponge

So I just discovered the awesome "Living In" column at www.designspongeonline.com.  Writer Amy Merrick (who also has a really gorgeous blog of her own) posts products inspired by her favorite movies and books.  She has some absolutely fabulous things on the website.  I had fun browsing through the posts and remembering some of my very favorite movies.  Here are the ones I was particularly fond of:

Something's Gotta Give (Diane Keaton's Hampton estate is hands down my favorite house in a movie...ever...my mom's too...we're kind of obsessed with it actually)
Sleepless in Seattle (so classic)
Sense and Sensibility (i kind of adore Alan Rickman in this)
Sixteen Candles (she even posted an awesome pair of plaid panties)
Fried Green Tomatoes (i just saw this movie for the first time a few weeks ago and totally loved it)
Jaws (this movie might be the reason that this SoCal girl did not spend much time at the beach as a child...it caused my mother to be terrified of sharks...even if they look completely fake)
The Breakfast Club (love, love, love this movie)
Pride and Prejudice (the Kiera Knightly version...which happens to be my favorite version...despite being a Jane Austen devotee I just can't sit through the six-hour Colin Firth version...and the cinematography in this one is GORGEOUS)
A League of Their Own (i always cry at the end of this movie despite Tom Hanks' admonition: "there's no crying in baseball!!")
The Red Shoes (does anyone else remember this movie? my friend Jessie and I LOVED it when we were kids and aspiring dancers...ok Jessie actually was a dancer...i was the aspiring one)
A Christmas Story (and yes...she did post a leg lamp...epic win)
Romeo and Juliet (the Baz Luhrmann version that I adore...I know it's a strange movie but I can't help loving it.  my friend Karen and I used to watch it and just fawn over Leo)
National Velvet (my mom's favorite movie of all time)
Dirty Dancing (nobody puts baby in a corner)
The Parent Trap (let's get together, yeah, yeah, yeah...)
Big (she even found a Zoltar machine!)

Ok, so I might have gotten carried away with my list of favorites.  I'm sort of indecisive and I couldn't choose just one or two...or four or five for that matter.  There was just too much fun stuff!  But head on over to Design Sponge for yourself and happy browsing!  I think I'll go watch a movie and fantasize about decorating my dream house someday.  

3 comments:

Conley said...

YES! Diane Keaton's house is definitely my dream house too, sweetie! Love the porch, all the hydrangea arrangements, the huge kitchen and the wonderful living room with the french doors opening onto the beach! Ah, to have such a house!

I like your blog better than Design Sponge! You write soooo well and soooo cleverly! Good job, darlin'!

Me, Jane said...

THIS IS NOT CONLEY'S COMMENT! IT'S ME, MOM'S! DON'T KNOW HOW THIS HAPPENED!!

Kaitlyn Thatcher said...

Yeah Mom...I know...it's ok!