This Wes Anderson Instagram account is everyone’s new obsession

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    Words by Lexxi Davis

    If you’re anything like us, you’ll appreciate the clean lines and candy colours of Wes Anderson’s movie sets.

    From the pretty millennial pink of the Grand Budapest Hotel, to the iconic turquoise blue and vermillion orange of the Life Aquatic uniforms and the striking yellow from the short Hotel Chevalier that Natalie Portman stars in, we all love the saturated stills from these films that give us major home and style inspiration.

    _________________________ National Tobacco Company | Napier, New Zealand | 1931 • • The Rothman Building, also known as the National Tobacco Company, is regarded as one of Napier’s most elegant commercial buildings • • Designed by J.A. Louis Hay after the 1931 earthquake that destroyed Napier for German tobacco tycoon, Gerhard Husheer who had founded his company in 1922 • • Despite the quick and economical rebuilding that took over Napier, Husheer spared no expense for his new building, demanding original plans sent by Hay to be more elaborate and fancy • • The resulting design mixes Art Deco geometry with Art Nouveau ornamentation as the building is comprised of rectangular forms that recede from the arched entrance. Bringing some native New Zealand influence to the predominantly European design, Raupo bullrush roses have been carved into the entrance and the sides of the building • • This process of using simple geometric forms then enlivened with applied decoration gives reference to Joseph Maria Olbrich's Secession Hall Building in Vienna. Additionally the implementation of native Raupo and roses for the decorative forms indicates Hay was aware of the work by Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Henri Sullivan whereby applied decoration was integrated with regional characteristics • • Between 1956 and 2001 the building was purchased and owned by Rothmans of Pall Mall and subsequently known as the Rothmans Building. During this period the building fell into some disrepair but the current owners 'Big Save Furniture' have restored it to original condition and allow public access to the front rooms during business hours • • Know more? Please comment below! • • ?: @dan_fossy • ?: @bintabuheh • ✍️: @Architectuul • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #Napier #SymmetricalMonsters #NewZealand #AccidentalWesAnderson

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    While we’re still getting over the fact that Instagram removed its GIF feature , this Instagram account called Accidentally Wes Anderson, complies places from around the world that look like they’ve been plucked right out of a movie mood board. Proving that Mr Anderson takes inspiration from the real world.

    _________________________ Grand Hotel Europa | Prague, Czech Republic | 1889 • • Built in 1889, The Grand Hotel Europa or hotel "Europe" is located on the famous Wenceslas Square. Designed by architect Belsky, it originally carried the name "Archduke Stephan" • • Shortly after it’s opening, the hotel was rebuilt from 1903 – 1905 in the art nouveau style it displays today. Architects Bendelmayer, Hübschmann and Letzel contributed with their designs to the reconstruction and statues were crafted by sculptor Ladislav Saloun that adorn the facade • • The famous Wenceslas Square was originally a horse market laid out by Emperor Charles IV in 1348, and renamed in 1848 to honor one of Prague's two patron saints and martyrs. It is more of a boulevard than a square, lined with hotels, restaurants and shops • • The square is the central axis of the Nové Mesto (New Town), the hub of Prague life and has been the site of memorable events in Czech history • • During its more than century long existence, Hotel Europa has become a remarkable architectural landmark. Its unique interior has also appeared in many films such as Mission Impossible and Titanic • • Recently, the 112 year old hotel closed and is being redeveloped into a W hotel. The building will be rehabbed and the facade will be restored, the new hotel is slated to open in 2020 • • Know more? Please comment below! • • ?: @__andrearossi__ • ✍️: @wikipedia + @travelweeklyuk • • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #SymmetricalMonsters #Prague #AccidentalWesAnderson #CzechRepublic

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    In their own words they say they are ‘A lookbook for avid travelers and aspiring adventurers – a taste of the unending opportunities to experience distinctive design and unexpected narratives. Come along as we add to our bucket list of daydream destinations and discover what’s behind these beautiful facades.’

    _________________________ Museu do Vinho | Pico Island, Portugal | 1999 • • Located on Pico Island in the Portuguese Azores, the Museu do Vinho or ‘Museum of Wine’ was established in 1999 and is an extension of the Pico Museum • • Located on the premises of the former Convent of the Order of Carlo, dating back to the 17th century, the building constitutes an architectural symbol of the golden phase of the “Vinho Verdelho” cycle on the island • • Wine production on the island dates back to the 15th century, and the forest of secular dragon trees that are part of the landscape date back even further – some an estimated 1000 years old • • The man-made landscape of stone walls (currais) laid out in grid formation running inland from, and parallel to, the rocky shore is uniquely organized in a pattern of vine plots to protect the Verdelho grapes from the harsh winds and seawater • • The lava landslides and the volcanic rocky soil dominate the landscape, so much so that in the tradition of the Portuguese poet, Raul Brandão, Pico is referred to as the Ilha Preta ("Black Island"), for its black volcanic earth • • The museum’s collection is comprised of ethnographic pieces, objects linked to the cycles of wine making. In 2004 the vineyard landscape was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site • • Know more? Please comment below! • • ?: @mariarampell • ✍️: @wikipedia • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #PicoIsland #SymmetricalMonsters #Portugal #AccidentalWesAnderson #Azores

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    With thousands of adventurers having already contributed to this creative collaboration, you can too by sending an image via the Accidentally Wes Anderson site, or using the hashtag on Instagram. Which is maybe our second favourite thing to happen to our Instgram led lives this week, the other being that you can now shop straight from Instagram.

    And while some buildings are as far flung as New Zealand, there are so many places close to home too, with loads of UK spots you probably never knew existed.

    #AccidentalWesAnderson Little Chalet Motel | Manitoba, Canada | c. 1950s • • The Little Chalet Motel is made up of 18 individual bungalow style dwellings located along Highway # 1 in Manitoba, Canada • • As large highway systems began to be developed in the 1920s, long-distance road journeys became more common, and the need for inexpensive, easily accessible overnight accommodation sites close to the main routes led to the growth of the motel concept • • The Little Chalet was established just before the peak of the Motel boom in the 1950's supplying accommodation for the growing number of long distance travelers • • In 2014 the motel underwent a complete renovation and now under new management remains open for travelers along Highway # 1 • • ?: @zachdriftwood • ?: @strawberrymeatballs ❤️ • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco

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    Some of them will have you looking twice to see if they are in fact a movie still, like this – a motel chalet in Canada OR a scene from Moonrise Kingdom?

    _________________________ Woolwich Town Hall | London, England | c. 1906 • • Woolwich Town Hall is an early 20th-century town hall located in the historic Bathway Quarter in the centre of Woolwich, South East London • • It was built in 1903–05 when the second town hall, dating from 1842, had become too small. The first town hall was built only a few years earlier, around 1839, but was almost immediately sold to the Metropolitan Police • • In 1889 the parish of Woolwich became part of the newly formed County of London, and one year later the Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich was formed from the parishes of Woolwich, Plumstead and Eltham. This prompted the construction of a larger and more representative town hall • • Officially opened in January 1906 the Town Hall was designed by the architect Alfred Brumwell Thomas, and is considered a fine and rare example of Edwardian Baroque in the London area • • On the outside, two monumental façades feature an imposing entrance of Portland stone with a colonnade and "broken" pediment on Wellington Street, and military & maritime symbols decorating the entrance on Market Street • • The main corridor is Victoria Hall (pictured here) – it is dominated by a tall marble statue of Queen Victoria by F. W. Pomeroy, and on both sides of the stairs bronze World War II memorial plaques were placed • • Stained-glass windows throughout the building dating from 1904 depict historic events in the parishes of Woolwich, Plumstead and Eltham • • Know more? Please comment below! • • ?: @jesstudd • ?: @atlasobscura • ✍️: @wikipedia • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #London #SymmetricalMonsters #England #AccidentalWesAnderson

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    We don’t know about you, but this has given us our new wanderlust list to tick off. First stop, Woolwich Town Hall?

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