Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Bring the Party Inside - Prohibition Glamour

About a week ago I snuggled up on the sofa and watched the amazing 3 part documentary by legendary filmmaker Ken Burns on prohibition (if you haven't seen it - it is a goodie). One part glamour, a dash of excess, the thrill of going against the establishment, a bit of hollywood and you have a recipe for fabulousness from parties to parlors. So when it is the time of year to bring the party inside - how will you indulge?

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Spanning from 1920 - 1935 this period stands on the cusp of art nouveau and art deco - old world romance mixes with shiny art deco.

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Art Deco masterpiece (1935 so slightly after prohibition)Eltham Palace, Greenwich England. Initially designed in 1935, so just after prohibition, but I think aesthetically still relevant to the period. 

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Weil-Worgelt Study - designed for Parisian decorating firm Alavoine. Designed 1928 - 1930 complete with hidden bar.  

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Carl Bergsten Swedish Art Deco sofa from M/S Kungsholm 1928

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Orient Express - the ultimate prohibition escape. 

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