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Monday, May 24th, 2010

Inspiration Monday: Think “Big”!


Posted by Becky | View all posts by Becky
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Do you recognize this loft from the crappy picture I took of my television over the weekend?

Here’s another clue:

Tom Hanks’ loft in the movie “Big” is one of the best, most fun set designs I’ve ever seen. It still stands up today. The guy’s got a Pepsi machine, a pinball machine, blow up dinosaurs, bunk beds, and best of all, a trampoline. That would surely require some really high ceilings and some sneaking in past the co-op board!

Sometimes I think we all take design too seriously. Sometimes I look at it so much that I get burnt out. Then I watch a movie like “Big” and start to think about lightening things up and approaching design like a kid, and I’m reinvigorated.

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!


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  1. Veronika Miller says:

    May 24th, 2010 at 2:30 pm (#)

    Wow. I get that that is the loft used in BIG but doesn’t it also look like the space they would have used for “GHOST”?

    Wonder where that space is? Now i have to go and google.

  2. KG from KG Style says:

    May 25th, 2010 at 4:47 am (#)

    This is exactly why I love designing kids room! They are simple and fun and love pretty much anything!

  3. Becky says:

    May 25th, 2010 at 2:05 pm (#)

    Veronika, let me know what you find out!

    Another loft I loved kinda like this one was that Edward Burns movie w/ Jennifer Aniston and some guy called Frannie and Frasier’s dad…”She’s the One” maybe?

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