Friday High Five: Wes Anderson


While it’s been a few months since The Grand Budapest Hotel took home four prestigious film industry awards, director Wes Anderson’s latest project inspired us to round up five of our favorite things related to the indie icon.

  • Next time you find yourself in Milan, check out Bar Luce, a cafe designed by Wes Anderson, located on the Fondazione Prada campus. While some of the original architecture and decorative details have been preserved, you’ll instantly feel like you’ve fallen into one of his films.
  • Bar Luce isn’t the first collaboration between Anderson and Prada. Back in 2013, the short film Casetello Cavalcanti was commissioned for the fashion house starring Jason Schwartzmann, a familiar face in the Wes Anderson universe.
  • It’s no secret that we’re lovers of a carefully designed home interior, and so is Mr. Anderson. His meticulously crafted sets are often an inspiration for the design savvy.
  • Anderson’s movies are a lesson in color palettes. Two of his favorites? Red and yellow. Watch a fantastic supercut of his use of color, and dig deeper into stills over on Tumblr.
  • Would you rather play tennis or take up fencing? How do you feel about walnuts? Do you own a boat? Answer these questions and more to find out which Wes Anderson character you’re most like.

Written by Jacob Olson, Room & Board’s social media intern; Photo by Attilio Maranzano, courtesy of Fondazione Prada

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