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Yeah, I could live there.


(A recurring theme on my blog is me posting things while thinking to myself, “I bet every other blogger and their dog has already covered this ground, but who cares, I’m going to go ahead and post about it anyway,” so apologies if, in fact, your dog has already showed you all of this.)

Yeah, I could live there is a D16 feature wherein I post pictures of homes I want to break into, kick out the inhabitants and move in. This time, though, it’s not a home—it’s Bar Luce, a café in Milan designed by Wes Anderson.

It is perfect. I mean, of course it’s perfect. It’s perfect because Wes Anderson designed it. It’ll also make your teeth hurt and possibly rot from all the sweetness, because Wes Anderson designed it. NOW LET ME LIVE THERE.


This photo and above: Attilio Maranzano. Courtesy Fondazione Prada. (And yes, that’s a Zissou pinpall machine!)

Photo by AFP/Getty Images

I’m not sure where I first saw a photo of Bar Luce, but I pretty much immediately thereafter wound up in a candy-colored hole on Instagram, looking at the #barluce hashtag. OMG. I kind of want an Instagram photo of everyone in the place Instagramming everything, because every inch of it is ready for your carefully composed, artfully cropped, precisely balanced square format shots and your Crema filter. Or F2 on VSCO with a smidge of fading, whichever! I’m partial to combining the two, but…well, I digress. Here are some of my favorite Instagrams of Bar Luce.

Photos, as numbered: 1. cupofcouple, 2. moroabiti, 3. frederica_esse, 4. beamily, 5. grinning_soul_lady, 6. chuidelphine, 7. captainandclark, 8. valerie.b_

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  • Reply Alex July 1, 2015 at 4:13 am

    I’d gladly risk a little tooth decay to hang in this cafe – especially loving the chairs and tiles.
    Wes, feel free to deck out my local too. Can’t afford the flights to Milan right now…

  • Reply W July 1, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Wow, such a gorgeous space! I love those colours and the way the different styles and shapes work together. Thanks for sharing!

    I don’t follow that many blogs so it hardly ever happens that you post things that I’ve already come across before. And I have no dog to show me these things either 😉 And even if I had seen them before, I’d still enjoy reading what you have to say about them 🙂

  • Reply karina July 1, 2015 at 11:34 am

    I bet that jukebox is perfection

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  • Reply Britta July 1, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Oh yeah! I could live there too. Now, which of his films would you most like to live in? I’m thinking of the house in Moonrise Kingdom at the moment. Or maybe the Grand Budapest Hotel- I’d love to use the pool!

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