Reading through the comments on last weeks “living in” post, I can tell my netflix queue is going to be getting a serious workout. That is, if I can find where I stashed “Bringing Up Baby”. Guilty as charged, I’ve had it at home for a month and (eep!) haven’t watched it yet. Do you guys do that, too?
Several of you requested a “living in” post dedicated to the greek yumminess that is “Mamma Mia”, including the mother hen of design*sponge, our very own Grace Bonney. And let me tell you folks, when Grace sweetly suggests you watch a movie, you watch the movie. Because Grace knows what’s up.
To be honest, I’d never seen Mamma Mia before fellow d*s bloggers Amy A. and Grace herself organized a little group viewing. With cupcakes. And greek food. And cute boy gossip. Seriously, this is the best job ever. How was the movie, you ask? Let’s just take it with a grain of salt. It’s as girly and silly a thing as ever created, but if you don’t want to run away to Greece and stay in the fictional hotel by the end, you’re officially crazy.
[image above, clockwise from top left: josef frank “la plata” textile, table fan $50, antique greek embroidery $2475, iron and brass bed $1998+, flagon lamp $168, john robshaw “pepper” linens $250+,Stockholm runner $130, iron rocking chair $4750, antique wicker jugs, striped dhurrie $70+]
The movie itself is a dreamy mix of Mediterranean, nautical and mid century Scandinavian influences. Lots of blues, oranges, faded reds and to die for Josef Frank textiles. Patterns to make you weep with joy. The only way I can even handle thinking about summer ending this year is by plotting a fantasy Mamma Mia vacation. Who’s with me for a mid winter trip to the Greek islands?
[image above, clockwise from top left: josef frank “vegetable tree” textile, storm lantern $41, nakashima chair $634, cordoba bowl $10, atom bowl $8, strut side table $249, painted tub, woven tray $40, dish cloth $13, marble fruit $36+, marimekko bowl $86]