Elvisâ€™ beloved home is easily the ugliest house Iâ€™ve ever been in. From the thick green shag carpet covering the ceiling of the Jungle Room to the terrifying monkey statues inexplicably standing sentry in more than a few rooms, Graceland is a snapshot of all the interior design trends from a scary time in its history. The Billiard Room is just above. Please note that the couches are covered in the same material that the walls are covered in. Subtle is not an option in Graceland.
The Peacock Room is the perfect place for all those stain removal commercials to be filmed. White furniture, white carpet, white walls: it’s a busy-mom-with-a-family-of-four-and-a-golden-retriever’s nightmare without the proper cleaning products. They should start renting it out to Procter & Gamble for commercials. Check out the rest of the tacky bounty after the jump! — Katie D. (more…)
As the days grow longer and longer, I grow slightly more annoyed with each passing sunrise. Why, you ask? Because I work late, and that sunrise, by mid-June, will be coming around 5 a.m., when I’ve been asleep for about three hours, tops. So, in preparation for that eye-searing sunlight, I’ve been shopping around for the perfect, fun eye mask to rock with my marabou sleeping jacket and kitten heels (yeah, right).
I love the luxurious feel and colorful design of this organic cotton eye pillow filled with lavender and flax, $20 from Jane.
Etsy seller BibBon offers Silk Luxury sleep masks for $25.
Sheriff Harry S. Truman: Jelly donuts?
Special Agent Dale Cooper: Harry, that goes without saying.
The only thing the citizens of Twin Peaks like more than a fresh-caught fish or the Miss Twin Peaks contest is a cup of damn fine coffee and an endless array of donuts or a slab of pie from the Double R Diner. (Played by Twede’s Cafe, which you can still visit today in pretty much its original incarnation.) Tula from Whorange helped us track down these fantastic additions to our Twin Peaks tribute.
You may not want to take a bite, but it sure has staying power: a fake donut, $15.99, from Fake Food Online. We were amused to learn that David Lynch has his own brand of coffee! We assume it’s best served black as midnight on a moonless night. It can’t taste better than in a vintage Fire King mug (found on eBay) not unlike those at the Sherrif’s office, but we imagine a serving from an I’m Not a Paper Cup ceramic mug, $16, would be just as tasty. Also from Fake Food Online, keep a bit of Norma’s home cooking with you at all times with this fake slice of cherry pie, $22. You can also keep your coffee warm on your trek to Jacques Renault’s cabin with this knitted coffee sleeve, $18.
Emory Battis: You don’t know what you’re dealing with, Miss Horne. You don’t know how deep you’re in.
Audrey Horne: Oh, yes I do. I’m Audrey Horne and I get what I want.
Of course, no tribute to Twin Peaks would be complete without a nod to the scene that launched 1,000 tries at tying a cherry stem with our tongues. Audrey Horne, we toast to you with a Sweet and Snappy Cherry Drink, a sweet and sassy cherry knob from Anthropologie, $8, and a bit of Northwest flavor: Chukar cherry pie and cobbler filling, $14.95.
Finally, we’re sure that there are cherry pie recipes to die for, but frankly, we don’t have the patience for rolling that crust. So for us, this cherry cheesecake that Paola Thomas of mirrormirror made using a Nigella Lawson recipe. Paola also took that gorgeous photo above. So mouth-watering, you’d think it worked at One-Eyed Jack’s.
Previously on Twin Peaks decor:
The Lady with the Log
Welcome to Twin Peaks
I’m seriously considering a trip to Texas based on a matchbook I saw on Sub-Studio. This totally awesome design is by Christine Celic Strohl for La Condesa, a Mexican restaurant in Austin. I’m convinced that a restaurant that’s cool enough to have commissioned these matchbooks must be worth a visit. Any Austin readers in the house who can confirm? — Erica P.
Having just returned from a vacation where I boarded four different planes, this idea from the creative director at Squarespace really hit home. Tyler Thompson was so bothered by the design (or lack thereof) of boarding passes, he decided to give it a redesign. Thompson thought about which items on the boarding pass he needed to reference, and used this information to create a clean, user-friendly design. I don’t think I realized how terrible boarding passes were until I saw Thompson’s makeover. Now if only the airlines would get a clue. — Erica P.