10 Must-See Movies For Design Lovers

10 Must-See Movies For Design Lovers
Photo:  Pexels

Sometimes you need to sit down on the couch and relax with a good movie. But perhaps you're not in the mood for the latest thriller… well you're in luck, because today we're sharing ten of our favorite must-see movies for design lovers. So grab a bowl of popcorn and settle in for a movie marathon that is sure to get your creative wheels turning.     

 

10 Must-See Movies For Design Lovers
Columbus

Columbus – This is the story of the son of a renowned architecture scholar who finds himself in Columbus, Indiana after his father falls ill during a speaking tour. Continue Reading

Summer Living: How to Throw an Amazing Backyard Movie Night

There's something uniquely romantic about watching a movie outdoors. While drive-in theaters are uncommon these days, you can still experience a movie under the stars by setting up your own outdoor movie theater for a backyard movie night.

We've put together a list of everything you need for an amazing backyard movie night, from the best outdoor projector to the ultimate movie snacks. Once you have everything you need for your outdoor movie night, you'll be all set to make it a regular summer tradition.  Continue Reading

How to Go to the Movies for Less This Summer

How to get cheap movies tickets and save money this summer

It's summertime, which means bonus free time, if you're lucky. Going to the movies is a classic way to stay out of the sun while still having fun – the only issue is that outlandish price tag! I had quit going to the movies a few years back, because the cost of admission was higher than I was comfortable with. However, after learning different ways to obtain cheap movie tickets, and figuring out how to keep my costs low, I'm back to seeing flicks on the big screen. Continue Reading

Curbly’s Wall Art Shopping Guide: 20 Design-y Prints for Film and TV Buffs

created at: 05/29/2012

As a lover of film and TV, this might be my favorite wall art shopping guide so far! It was also really, really, really hard to narrow it down to a mere 20 prints. My suggestion?? Hit up your favorite online marketplace (Etsy, Society6, Cargoh, Supermarket, etc.) and do a search for the shows you love the most. It’ll blow your mind. Meanwhile, here are my picks for awesome movie- and TV-inspired prints!    Continue Reading

Minimalist Pixar Posters

Minimalist Toy Story 2 Poster

Name that movie! And no peeking at the bottom corner. Designer Wonchan Lee has created an entire series of Pixar movie posters by simplifying each movie to one, memorable symbol. See if you can guess the rest.

Minimalist Up Poster

Minimalist Incredibles Poster

Mimimalist Finding Nemo Poster

You can buy these posters for $25 each here. There are other Pixar movies represented, too. I think these would be great for a home theatre, a kid’s room or just because you love the movies.  

Which one is your favorite?  Continue Reading

Top 25 Christmas Movies

Billy Bob Thornton is so bad he's good as a department store Santa with a wandering eye, a foul mouth and a drinking problem. The movie is full of cringe-worthy moments but Thornton plays his Santa so bad, you can't look away.

After all the ruckus of Chirstmas is over and it’s just you and your boo, or you and your kids, or just you snuggling under a blanket, there’s no better way to unwind than firing up a Christmas movie. Wether you’ll be streaming off the internets, visiting the movie rental store or channel surfing here are 25 Christmas movies to keep in mind. The Chicago Tribune dubs them the ‘Top 25’.

  1. Santa Claus, The Movie (1985)
  2. Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  3. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
  4. A Charlie Brown Christmas (not really a movie, but….1965) 
  5. Holiday Inn (1942)
  6. The Polar Express (2004)
  7. A Christmas Carol (with Alastair Sim as Scrooge, 1951)
  8. Dr.
Continue Reading

The 50 Scariest Movies of All Time

1. 'The Thing' (1982)

On Halloween, after the candy has been handed out and the neighborhood settles into the witching hour, there’s nothing better than cuddling under a warm blanket and watching a scary movie. Whether this means a trip to the video store or streaming on-line,The Boston Herald has compiled a list to help us pick the perfect spine-tingling fick. There’s something for everyone, including the usual suspects, but some of my favs were left off. For instance The House of Wax (the original Vincent Price version), Carrie and American Werewolf all got bumped for the likes of The Mothman Prophecies?? Continue Reading

DIY Backyard Theater for Cool Fall Nights

created at: 2009-09-08

Photo Image: Dave Banks

Don’t let these still, cool evenings of Fall go to waste sitting inside watching t.v. It would be way more fun sitting outside with some firepit action, smores and watching a movie with friends, even snuggling up in a blanket for a scary Halloween movie.  GeekDad provides a step by step tutorial for backyard diy-ers who aren’t quite ready to throw in the seasonal towel.

created at: 2009-09-08

Photo Image: Dave Banks

For the low, low price of $122. Continue Reading

How to make moving pictures, Harry Potter style!

feature-jen-clip

Have you heard? The latest Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince, opens today, and Photojojo is celebrating in the most magical way. They show us how to make moving pictures, just like in The Daily Prophet. For you Muggles, that’s the newspaper that serves as the vehicle for the Minestry of Magic to disseminate its agenda, which should not be confused with The Quibbler, the wizarding world’s equivalent of The National Enquirer, which actually reports a factual story now and then. Continue Reading

DIY Frosted Glass

No hard boiled detective worth his salt is without a frosted glass door declaring his name and profession.

Like this:

created on: 08/14/08

Here’s a recipe for making your own door frosting. Trilby, Trench Coat and Maltese Falcon are optional.

Materials:

  • object for frosting (cabinet with glass doors, mirror, hurricane globe, glass clip frames, door with glass inlay, etc.)
  • glass cleaner
  • razor blade
  • painter’s tape
  • stencils
  • stencil brushes
  • acrylic spray polyurethane
  • frosting formula: wallpaper paste, white powdered paint pigment, water, PVA glue (acid free)

Find full instructions over at HGTV. Continue Reading