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films I love : a snippet of Wes Anderson magic!

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I adore Wes Anderson's quirky style so much! A bunch of his films are already firm favourites - The Royal Tenenbaums, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr Fox and Moonrise Kingdom - and as you might expect I was instantly smitten with his newest production! One peek of the trailer for The Grand Budapest Hotel and I am so excited for it's release next year! It looks like classic Wes Anderson - a fantastic cast, incredible characters, quirky story, offbeat humour and visually delicious! How gorgeous is that nostalgic and saturated colouring he uses!? Is there a proper term for that!? Whatever it is, I love it and can't wait to feast my eyes on this beauty in full!

Emma, x

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colour palette : Housekeeping

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colour palette : Housekeeping, curated by Emma Lamb / all images: © emma lamb

This week I saw a great film for the very first time - Housekeeping. Have you seen it? Or read the book?
The film was released in 1987 but a wonderfully quirky story set in 1950's America...

"...two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up the most people's expectations."

Apart from loving the human interactions of the three main characters, particularly how Ruth and Lucille react to their Aunt Sylvie's eccentricities... I was also completely smitten with their wardrobes (I've never had such envy of glittering cardigans in my life!) and oh, the sets of Sylvie's home!

The layers of pretty patterned wallpaper, lace curtains, velvet chairs and colonial styling almost completely hidden under Sylvie's hoarded collection of newspapers and gold and silver twinkling tin cans. The colours have stuck in my mind all week too, hence today's colour palette - teal, taupe, lilac, gold, olive, violet, grey, coral, beige and silver. So pretty and nostalgic.

I love new discoveries, especially when they leave such a lasting mark and are triggering all kinds of inspiration and ideas!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,
Emma, x

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goblin king, goblin king!

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River Wear, Durham, England | Emma Lamb

So as promised here are a few sunny pictures from our walk along the river in Durham last week, in the pic above you can just see the very top of Durham Cathedral behind the trees. Then if you look really closely you should be able to spot a stone throne on the river bank below the cathedral?


Here's a closer look...

It is a public sculpture created by the sculptor Colin Wilbourn in 1988 when he was artist in residence at the cathedral. Although when I first saw it I just assumed that it had been made with reclaimed sculptures found within the grounds of the cathedral itself, but of course I was wrong. If any few hundred year old carvings were found in such good condition as this I'm sure they wouldn't be left out on the river bank to be weathered by the elements?!

Kathedra : Colin Wilbourn, 1988 - Durham, England | Emma Lamb
Kathedra : Colin Wilbourn, 1988 - Durham, England | Emma Lamb
Kathedra : Colin Wilbourn, 1988 - Durham, England | Emma Lamb

Even so, I am absolutely fascinated with all these wonderful faces (as was my camera which kept doing the face recognition thingy, much to my amusement!) as it reminds me of one of my most favourite childhood (and adulthood) films - Labyrinth!

Kathedra : Colin Wilbourn, 1988 - Durham, England | Emma Lamb
Kathedra : Colin Wilbourn, 1988 - Durham, England | Emma Lamb
Kathedra : Colin Wilbourn, 1988 - Durham, England | Emma Lamb

I'm wondering if it was in any way influenced by the film which was released in 1986, two years before this sculpture was put on display. My suspicions were raised by this last picture of a face hidden at the very bottom amongst all the weeds, surely I'm not the only one who thinks it bears an uncanny resemblance to one of the talking door knockers (the one on the right with the ring in it's mouth)?! Maybe a 'homage' to the film or maybe it is just me?!

Kathedra : Colin Wilbourn, 1988 - Durham, England | Emma Lamb

Anyhoo, now we're back to the title of this post and the huge crush I had on David Bowie, aka Jareth the Goblin King, after watching this fabulous film... *swoon*

Emma, x

ps - I've put more pics up on my flickr pages if you'd like to see?!

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