Sofia Coppola’s second film Lost in Translation begs for a warm night and some takeout sushi. Set in a fancy Tokyo hotel, Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray dance a delicate waltz of isolation in an overwhelming city until they find each other. The intensity of Japanese culture shock forms a unlikely bond between them, and running around the city with a newly met stranger sounds like the best way to spend a summer. –Amy Merrick
1. Nash table lamp, $49; 2. Tokyo City Guide, $2; 3. Cosabella sheer undies, $28; 4. Sake set, $31; 5. Passport cover, $15; 6. Daniel Green slippers, $30; 7. Paper daisies, $1.50; 8. Fine lines pillow, $25; 9. Foundry table, $129; 10. Totes bubble umbrella, $20.
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The minimal, modern interiors feel like a real vacation from reality these days. Piles of fluffy hotel towels and hotel slippers, sake sets and simple tables- I’m sold. Instead of forking over some serious cash on airfare to Asia, let’s all bring the hotel home. Mr. Murry included.
1. Zebra wallpaper, $68; 2. Tea ball, $2.50; 3. Monty task lamp, $495; 4. Akiko Graham plate, $29; 5. Terra dining table, $499; 6. Suntory whiskey, $45; 7. Wrapped chopsticks, $1.25; 8. Rhonda Zeilenga, $28; 9. Horn bottle opener, $9; 10. Leather briefcase, $395.