Paula Benson

Home Futures: Have yesterday’s fantasies have become today’s reality?

Throughout history movies have been a medium for exploring ideas of how we might live in the future. Visionary directors, production designers and set...

Suspiria: A chromatic journey through Dario Argento’s horror classic

For two decades I've had every intention of seeing Dario Argento's 1977 horror classic Suspiria but never quite managed to get around to it. I'm...

Johnny English Strikes Again: The secrets of designing film sets for a secret agent

Rowan Atkinson returns to our screens as the much loved accidental secret agent in Johnny English Strikes Again. Out now in cinemas, the new...

Heeere’s Stanley! ‘Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition’ to open in The Design Museum, London

As the saying goes "All good things come to those who wait" and yesterday The Design Museum announced an exhibition...

How to get the Lara Jean look: Exclusive interview with ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Production Designer

When we published a short feature on the colour themes of To All The Boys I’ve...

We’ve been nominated as Best Design Inspiration Blog – again!

I am thrilled to announce that Film and Furniture has been nominated for the Best Design Inspiration Blog in the Amara Interior Blog Awards...

Licensed HAL 9000 computer replicas with bluetooth and voice command

"Is there anything else special that you would like for your birthday?" Dr Floyd asks of his daughter in a video call from space to earth in 2001: A...

Exclusive! An original ‘2001’ Djinn chair from Kubrick’s film set has emerged and settles a debate

A rare, original Djinn chair from the actual film set of Kubrick's masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) has just...

#FFFind: The picture of woman with afro in The Shining

We've had several requests to investigate the story behind the pictures of captivating black women with afros in Kubrick's The Shining. These pictures hang in Dick Hallorann's (Scatman Corothers)...

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