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Friday, November 28, 2008

The Jet Set Twilight Review


I went to a movie called Twilight tonight with some friends. I was really surprised; it was all about this amazing house. The house is perched on a hillside and is built partially into the landscape. The planes and intersections of the different materials used were gorgeous: galvanized steel, warm woods, cedar, and glass. I couldn't get over the design. The house emphasized harmony with its natural surroundings, incorporating passive solar heat and an obvious eye for wind movements.

To top off the design, the place was decorated to perfection. The art complimented the surroundings, yet provided foci of color and movement. One piece was a collage of graduation caps--so unique! I must try! My favorite room had floor to ceiling windows that opened to the trees surrounding the house, no deck, no balcony, so chic. In that same room the owners had placed a Mies van der Rohe Barcelona day bed. Be still my heart! I'm in love!

Some other things happened, I think, but it was mostly about the house.

Two thumbs way up!

22 comments:

~j. said...

I read a book called Twilight this week. I can say with a fair amount of certainty that I am dumber than I was on Monday.

jennie w. said...

I was really hesitant to even read this post because this Twilight movie has been in more of my conversations than I ever dreamed possible. But I thought I would give it a read.

So glad I did. Thanks you for not mentioning the E-word.

Fig said...

The house WAS fabulous. I drooled a little, and wished for more graduation caps.

Sue said...

You went to Twilight WITHOUT ME???!!!!

I NEVER.

Rachie said...

Yes, that house was the one role that I didn't seriously question the casting choice on (and whose acting was actually good). Bra-vo!

AzĂșcar said...

I'm telling you, that house sparkled like diamonds!

Andreared said...

Here is the Spin Magazine review of Jewel's book poetry, "A Night without Armor,"

Jewel’s collection of poetry has her picture on the front, back, and spine. Inside, the poems are set in a font called Fairfield. It’s a bookish and professional-looking font. Yet it remains friendly, with well-defined (but never excessive) serifs and excellent readability. It’s sort of like the agreeable chardonnay of typefaces. The stem of the lower-case y seems a little frail, but fear not – the j and p are sturdy enough in that regard. The verses themselves tend to start at the top of the page, with the title, and then continue on down. Available on CD: very shiny.

Your post reminded me of it. :)

kiki said...

My favorite part was the kitchen. Can you imagine all of the amazing meals that must come out of there?!

Annie Valentine said...

You should win a free Twilight T-shirt for this fantastically detailed review.

Rynell said...

Now I might have to watch it to see the house. I love a great house.

ClistyB said...

aww ~j, I thought Hop On Pop was kinda beneath me after I read it, but then I realized I wasn't 4.

For the intended audience, the book seems to have hit the mark.

Morgan said...

My brother says any man who watches this movie will turn into a woman. Whatever that means.

We went by the "Buffy" house yesterday and that one is so good, it physically made my heart hurt. True story.

Morgan said...

by the way... I think my problem has been with commenting on the "open id"

Shawn said...

Oh, thank you so much for letting me know why I should see this movie when it comes out on DVD!

It seems that I am the only person in the world that didn't like the books, so at least I have that house to look forward to...

I HEART great houses!!

Likely said...

i love you.

April said...

I wasn't sure about seeing this movie, but I keep hearing such great things about the house I guess I'll have to see for myself!

Nouveau Me said...

You are so right.

I think I should build that house and live in it. The neighbors wouldn't be able to say anything to my face about it, because they'd have to admit they saw the movie.

sigh, Mies Van Der Rohe. He's so yummy.

The Bakers said...

A-freakin-men. Holy Johnnies. I even took Frank...well we snuck in after we watched Bond. The people around us sort of hated us for all the snickering, and well, belly laughs. The house truly was my favorite part of the show...

Andrea said...

My only criticism of the movie is that there were a handful of annoying people with varying degrees of crazy hair and makeup blocking my view of the house. If only the director had had the foresight to remove all humans, allowing the house to tell its own story...

Fine Twined said...

A girl after my own heart. I didn't bother to read the book, but maybe I'll see the movie, now. Thanks!

Geo said...

Have I told you lately that I love you?

rookie cookie said...

You forgot that it was also about two teenagers (well, one is like a 100 or something) who like to produce so much teenager sexual tension that I think I am going to barf.

"Say it. Say it out loud."

"Vampire."

What?