[Screengrabs from Wes Anderson's 2001 film The Royal Tenenbaums.]
If you've spent much time pouring over Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People (2007 edition), you probably already know that Wes Anderson wanted to film scenes for The Royal Tenenbaums in the Cobble Hill, Brooklyn townhouse of artists Elliott Puckette and Hugo Guinness. The couple's 19th-century place was too narrow though, so Anderson re-created the house nearby and installed some of Puckette's paintings.
Last night when I opened the book (follow up mania), a stray tear sheet from Miguel Flores-Vianna's earlier Elle Decor story popped out.
[Photography by Anita Calero, Elle Decor October 2000.]
I think these are the only two views that I haven't already posted at some point during the past few years. Anita Calero's photography seems to capture the elements that attracted Anderson, and it's interesting to focus on all the white, because when the subject of set design and The Royal Tenenbaums comes up, this saturated wallpaper understandably tends to grab the spotlight.
Remember the bedroom? Puckette's real one, that is. As it looked ten years ago with the Brigitte Singh quilt?
Aleta Bartel-Orton currently has in stock some similar bedspreads and just the other day she told me to watch her site over the next few weeks for expanded offerings.
But back to Puckette's art, major fans will want to see Little Augury's past post (and there are other obscure mentions of Puckette's less known projects here and here).
All tear sheets in one place here.