Paula Benson

How a creative coupling sculpted the fantastical film sets of Poor Things

Surreal, sexy and brimming with imagination, Poor Things is a cinematic marvel. It takes us on a whirlwind adventure alongside the Frankenstein-esque, enigmatic and...

The landmark Park Hill in film, TV, and now an award-winning musical you can WIN tickets to see

The largest listed building in Europe, the concrete icon Park Hill, stands tall, telling tales of diverse communities and witnessing various film and TV...

Crafting the whimsical world of Wonka: Production Designer Nathan Cowley in conversation

Film musicals and re-imaginings of familiar characters can be equally tricky beasts in my book, so when watching Paul King's Wonka I kept anticipating...

Saltburn exclusive: Creating a house of dreams (and nightmares)

There are captivating performances in Saltburn but none quite as alluring as the Saltburn house itself. This film is an immersive experience that lingers in your thoughts long after...

Clearing the haze: Climate change and pollution in film and your home’s air purity solution

In the dynamic realm of cinema, tales of dystopian futures frequently unfold, vividly depicting the repercussions of climate change...

Priscilla: Recreating the luxurious midcentury interiors of Graceland

Set in the 1960s and 1970s, Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla delves into the world of Elvis Presley’s Memphis mansion, Graceland. For the purposes of filming however, Production Designer Tamara Deverell...

The Playlist brings us music and all the furniture feels

Did you spot all the inspiring interior design and notable furniture in The Playlist? Currently steaming on Netflix the series is inspired by the book Spotify Untold and tells...

The Red Shoes: Beyond the Mirror exhibition

A new exhibition at BFI Southbank immerses you in Powell and Pressburger’s mesmerising 1948 production The Red Shoes. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale, The Red Shoes tells the story of a young...

Why an English country house became Chateau Bonaparte in Ridley Scott’s Napoleon

With production design by the three-time Oscar-nominated Arthur Max, Ridley Scott’s epic Napoleon details the chequered rise and fall of the French Emperor Napoleon...

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