Thursday, May 7, 2009

"Don't Stop Believing..."

If you are as astute as I think you are, you're probably asking yourselves what the title of this post has to do with pictures of this lil' ole house in Pennsylvania. I was planting peppers in the garden like a mad-woman this past weekend, I happened to walk past the t.v. and airing was the last episode of The Sopranos (normally I would have walked right on by because I do not agree with mafia vernacular being censored - if you know what the f* I'm talking about.)

However, if you are (or were) a Sopranos fan, then you should know the last episode is quite special in it's own right. Not only was it memorable because of the suspenseful ending, Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" was playing in the tense restaurant scene and thus serves as inspiration for today's post. Journey!! I don't care how many millions of times I hear that song I still get chills.

Now, I know the decor of this 1962 house doesn't quite go hand in hand with the lovely design trends of 1981, which is when 'Don't Stop Believing' was released, but whatever...cut me some slack people.

Who says you can't mix mid-century modernism with an airbrushed Mexican movie poster?

...even this sweet Conan The barbarian poster is in Spanish. Nice.

Let's just quickly skip over this unfortunate living for the Magnus Olesen couch and matching armchairs.

I'm still trying to jedi-mind trick the Mr. into thinking an egg chair of some sorts really is a good idea for our theater room. And that Italian arc lamp? Oh, that WILL be going in the theater room, Mr.

Photos by JWSamson.

And finally, a super-cute breakfast nook with an Eames folding table, Cuban political posters and Kartell and Dansk plastic kitchenware. And I'm digging that large Op-Art piece!

What is YOUR favorite Journey song or memory associated with Journey?


Raina said...

It's too early in the morning for me to reach in the way back part of my brain and remember tunes from my high school experience. I will tell you that I had a classmate who looked EXACTLY like Steve Perry. Her name was Rosie. Poor thing.

karly / design crisis said...

Ha, ha, raina's comment is funny. Anyhoodle, I'm pretty sure that this is the Bird's Barbershop Owner's dream house. he would FLIP OUT.

Fave journey song? I thought this was house of slappy, not sophie's choice!