Our top contenders for films featuring really cool pads:
Duh. His teeth may be discolored, but this place is so over-the-top cool that we can almost understand why the likes of Heather Graham would date him. Almost.
Down with Love
Another shag pad! Maybe it’s the fact that the 60s were so fabulous, maybe Hollywood just does a better job designing 60s apartments than ones from any other era, or maybe we just want an excuse to love shag carpeting again. I mean, it’s just begging to be rolled upon.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
It may be tiny, but it’s given hope to millions of forlorn, young New Yorkers living in closets: your sad, broke life might just be romantic. Use your tub as furniture and call people by your brother’s name, and you’re well on your way!
Sex and the City
To me, the real tragedy of Carrie’s break-up with Big was the fact that not even her shoes got to live here.
True, dystopia isn’t usually a top pick for interior decorators’ inspiration. But, columns!
Natural lighting is great—it allows you to entertain yourself while convalescing, and also to learn things about your neighbors that you never wanted to know. Plus, vintage!