North Korean Interiors Shows Spaces Similar to Wes Anderson Films

By: Misel Saban - Nov 18, 2015
References: northkoreaninteriors.tumblr & coolhunting
Many Wes Anderson films are so notably recognizable around the world primary for their storylines, but equally as much for its sets. That is the premise behind Tumblr blog North Korean Interiors that includes all of photographer Oliver Wainwright's images of spaces that resemble Anderson's sets. The blog chronicles whimsical Korean spaces and their bright use of color, symmetry and curved aesthetic.

The North Korean Interiors is an ode to Asian design and conceptual spaces that unintentionally might remind fans of Anderson's popular films such as Life Aquatic or the Grand Budapest Hotel. Wainwright captures these various settings throughout his trip to North Korea and uses his lens to highlight the striking parallels. The blog is an example of ways pop culture is being used to draw meaning from on design, rather than the other way around.