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August 9, 2012

Living In Mondrian

My favorite blog Design*Sponge does a weekly feature called “Living In…” They take a film like The Talented Mr. Ripley or Lost In Translation and cleverly select accessories, clothes and furnishings that evoke its style, mood and location. Several months ago they did a post about the movie Pollock, and I was thinking I could do something similar but in a much more literal way about a different artist.  It would be something like this…

When I venture up to the top floor of my office building, I always see this colorful structure amidst a backdrop of bland brick.  Well, the other day, I finally remembered to take a picture of it:

View from the top: a narrow tower of primary colors.

It’s obviously very Mondrian, which reminded me of that famous slice of cake at SFMOMA:

A feast for the eyes.

I also recently read in the New York Times that F.I.T. has expanded its online collection of images.  One of photos that accompanied the article was this dress from 1965:

Sheath dress in multicolor wool jersey by Yves Saint Laurent.

And then fast forward forty-seven years to this look from Céline’s Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection:

Major impact: a coat of a few strong colors. (Photo via

So whether you’re residing in it, eating it or wearing it, you’re living in Mondrian.


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