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Bringing the Film In: Reaching for the Moon

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Hi All,

Todays Bringing the Film In is one of my favourite films of 2013. Reaching for the Moon (Flores Raras as it’s known in Brazil) is a true love story involving Elizabeth Bishop (one of the most famous female American poets of the 20th century) and Lota de Macedo Soares a brilliant self-taught architect from Brazil. Lota is well known in design circles as being the visionary behind the Flamengo Park in Rio.

The film is set in the 1950’s and 1960’s against a backdrop of incredible mid-century design. Think of the set of Single Man with Colin Firth but with a mainly female cast. Stunning retro furniture and a colour palette of of earthy tones like sage green, ochre yellows and salmon reds. It’s a feast for the eyes!

The main image above is a still from the film of Lota’s home in Brazil that she designed herself. She was a true visionary, never allowing anyone to stand in her way when it came to expressing her creativity.

If you want to bring a bit of Reaching for the Moon into your home then check out the items above!


1. Turini black cutlery, Habitat | 2. Scott 3-seat sofa, | 3. Tiara tray, Marimekko at Amara | 4. Asti side table by Jader Almeida, The Conran Shop | 5. Axis vase, 6. Spring flower rug,


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