Paula Benson

Book review: The Architecture of Cinematic Spaces

I was in my early 20s at art college in London when I first saw The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. The theatrical film sets of Robert Wiene's 1920 German...

How do you recreate an authentic 1940s Hollywood?

Everyone likes to immerse themselves in a little Hollywood glamour from time to time. Production Designer Matthew Flood Ferguson and his team reimagined a series of iconic locations and...

Belle: The story of an important figure in Black British history set amid some fine period interiors

Largely set at London's former stately home Kenwood House, Belle is a period drama based on the real-life, 18th-century...

Space Age furniture in Sci-Fi films

A new era of space travel began last week: SpaceX successfully launched NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley into orbit from the coast of Florida, the first humans to do so from USA...

Boxer’s Ibiza apartment in White Lines is full of eclectic furniture finds

Set in Ibiza and UK, the Netflix crime drama White Lines hits us up with a hedonistic mix of drugs, danger, beautiful landscapes and...

40 years on, pop culture can’t stop referencing the Overlook Hotel carpet

Isolating with your family can take its toll and such was true for Jack, Wendy and Danny Torrance. How appropriate then, that half the...

The film sets of Normal People ooze interiors inspiration

The screen adaptation of Irish author Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People takes us on an emotional and sexual rollercoaster. It also takes us on a journey through some captivating...

5 Ready to Go sofas to hole-up with (and 5 films to match)

We’re all spending more time than ever on our sofas in these unusual times, so we'd better make sure it’s a sofa we love. When you settle down to...

From Eames office to Hollywood filmsets: Jeannine Oppewall is a Mid-century maven

From her first job working with design power duo Charles and Ray Eames to designing outstanding ‘period’ film sets, art director and production designer...

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