separated at birth.
by victoria comment


allrighty! i’m going for round two with the male version of separated at birth, and this time, it’s just a little bit macho. what a good time i had! i rounded up some of the delicious bad boys we all love to hate, or as the case may be, love to love!

commune & jack nicholson.

steve mcqeen and chris everard.

paul newman & lonny.

bloom magazine and james dean.

james garner and richard powers.

lonny & robert redford.

gene kelly & red online.

• top image michael caine & dorothy draper’s greenbriar hotel.

53 responses to “separated at birth.”

  1. Oh, love this! All of them! You’re amazingly good at this – ever considered making a book out of this birth-separation theme? I would love to have it and dip into every now and then. Total pleasure to look at!

  2. Wow, they set the bar really damn high — didn’t they. Interiors are super cool too. I like the idea of a book MIA. You know, guys need a design tool to refer too — a folded metro map kinda thing for the wallet, how to dress tool, how to do an interior, how to paint tool, how to light a room…. in one self help guide… haha. cheers

  3. Nice! Although I don’t get Paul Newman and the Lonny one at all. No offense to Lonny, but it doesn’t touch his beauty. I have always loved, loved, loved Michael Caine for his quips, and I’ll take the Robert Redford room. Now if you did Cary Grant and Gregory Peck, my life would be complete.

    • really? note the stealy blue eyes, and then the blue on the pillow cases! ;) and the overall hues – that’s what i was going for anyway! ha!

      i’ve been working on cary and gregory – always in suits – which proves to be a boring match up sometimes.

  4. The James Dean pairing works the most unusual I think. It picks up on a personality rather than a match of colors or an interior- if you understand what I mean! I met Steve McQueen several times as a little girl while he filmed Bulitt. My parents had a flat on Union St.. He often was there at our neighborhood bar after shoots.

  5. This series is killing me! Love it and I totally get the Paul Newman match and adore the James Dean. Ditto on Grant, Peck and maybe throw in a little Humphrey Bogart to spice things up? Looking forward to the next set. :-)

    • thank you so much, amanda. i love the design too, and it’s all because anna dorfmann and shanna murray made it so perfectly for me. it feels really fun and inspiring to have a new palette to blog from. :)

  6. Fantastic post! Is the top pic from “Alfie”? The original with Michael Caine is soooo much better than the Jude Law version. All of these are fabulous!

  7. I love the way your mind works, victoria. this post is truly amazing…. there’s sort of no logic to these match-ups, but I seem to “get it” right off the bat. I mean, there is the concept of separated at birth that we’ve seen for ages between people, but this notion of relating a person to an interior view is absolutely a blast! you rock, victoria. your best work so far. and ditto on the new design for your blog. such a fresh look! hope it inspires you to do more of these sorts of posts. thank you, too. you brightened my (very long) day!

    • awww, thank you joan. :) i do put a lot of time into these, so i’m glad you get it. i probably put waaaay too much time into them. this one was an all day project! ;)

  8. excuse me, i do believe there’s some drool on my laptop after scrolling down these images. i’m trying to keep my thoughts clean, honest.

    i love the steve mcqueen and james dean pairings the best – they way you paired them doesn’t just capture similar colours, but also, the public persona of the men. you know, dean all pensive, modern and minimalistic, and mcqueen all suave, cool and classic. i’d love to see this with period-drama men, that would be swoon-worthy too.

    p.s. i’ve been a long-time lurker of your blog, don’t know why i’ve been too shy to comment. but i do want to say now, you’re one awesome lady.

  9. Perfect. Each and every one fits exactly! I must say, I really love the separated at birth series…so innovative:)))

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