Monday, December 5, 2011

"Help each other. Love everyone. Every leaf. Every ray of light. Forgive." -The Tree of Life

Movie Monday!!!

I watched "The Tree of Life" directed by Terrence Malick, yesterday. I don't know what to say about it really. There was so much to that movie. There was amazing acting, beautiful images of nature, huge spans of architecture, and a mind-boggling look at human nature over the years. I enjoyed the architecture of the buildings set in Houston and Austin, Texas during Sean Penn's part as well as the old house the boys grew up in when Brad Pitt was the father. 

Part of the love of interior decorating for me includes the architecture as well. It still seams like a whole different concept and I am excited to learn so much more about the design and break down of building structures. The outside is just as if not more important than the interior decorating. It's what first catches the eye. It's what gets you to walk in the first place. 

The architecture in "The Tree of Life" is flawless. Here are a few images from the movie that I liked. I do think that you will need to watch the movie FOR SURE in order to experience the wonderful camera angles and imagery of the buildings in Houston along with the soundtrack. Jack O'Brien (Sean Penn) plays a successful architect trying to repair his relationship with his father and analyzing his mother's love and the death of his brother. The imagery of Jack and his blue prints for a project while being surrounded by odd angles and huge windows only solidifies the difference the movie is showing between the beauty of man-made and nature.

Again, I don't have pictures that justify it, so please see the movie. 

Without the walls and windows and hallways and rooms, there is no space to create in. Space is an area found within a room, defining the boundries and limitsthat you work with. You'll need to consider the entire volume of the space when you are thinking about changing anything. You'll need to consider
1. The moods that can pull form the colors 
2. The lighting that does or does not come into the room 
3. How the sound travels in the space 
4. The structure of the building that the space is sitting in
                                                                                           ...For starters.

When looking at the outside or the inside of simple to intricate designs of buildings, whether as you are walking down the street, on vacation, or even through a movie, think about what you're opinion is of it. Do you like it? Do you hate it? Are you confused? Are you at peace? Are you fired up? Tons of emotions and moods can emerge because of aspects of design. Whatever your opinion is of design and color and buidling structure... know that it's yours. Love your space. 

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