Over the past week, I’ve been bailing my friends up in bars and droning on about things like window furnishings: curtains? Venetians? Or dare to go bare? I’ve been wondering, at length. Indeed, are venetians only viable if there’s sleazy sax and a hot sex scene in order? Are curtains better if they’re ‘billowing’? Is it fine to forget window furnishings all together, but be keenly aware there might be some dude standing outside looking in at me looking out at him, all the while wearing a t-shirt with a picture my face on it?
And, with all those questions sending my mind ablaze (but not the curtains, thankfully), so follows a few vids featuring window furnishings (or not):
Sans window furnishings
Pyramid – Love of Diagrams
London in love – I heart Hiroshima
Bamboo roll-down awnings on leftmost window.
Every day is like Sunday – Morrissey
Mad world – Tears for Fears
French windows again.
The Killing Moon – Echo and the Bunnymen
More French windows.
Dig for fire – Pixies
A bit glary, could do with a soft net to diffuse the light.
British mode – Goose
Big pretend window, could be a contender as the fourth ‘oblong’ window on Play School. (When given the choice, I always chose the ‘arch’ window over ‘square’ and ‘round’, primarily because I was a steadfastly alternative preschooler.)
Reformation – The Fall
Reformation is my favourite video in a long time.
Lullaby – The Cure
It’s the beat – Simian Mobile Disco
Heart-shaped box – Nirvana
Curtains in hospital.
Venetian blinds a.k.a. The 1980s music video window furnishing of choice
To look at you – INXS
Dancing with myself – Billy Idol
Kids in America – Kim Wilde
Careless whisper – George Michael
Venetian blinds as eyewear
Stronger – Kanye West
Venetian-blind like louvre shutters
Save a prayer – Duran Duran
And finally, just because I’m thinking about floor furnishings as well, as a bonus:
Hands remember – Seabear
This living, breathing flokati rug in all its grubby filth-harbouring hideous glory is precisely why I will never ever have a flokati rug in my house.
(P.S. Seabear make truly lovely videos, but I can’t set a theme around every single one of them. Go search em yourself on You Tube, why don’t ya?)