I went a little nuts with the screen capturing while watching the latest Mad Men, so I’ve got an extra post this week: it’s the Mad Men themselves, and their fabulous furniture, props, and dogs — all that which didn’t fit into my Mad Women post.
Let’s start with this small dinner party scene:
I can’t be bothered to remember the name of the smiling man here, but I can tell you that, fed by whiskey and sitting in close proximity to those fabulous floral curtains, I’d be smiling like a goober, too.
Let’s move into the Sterling Cooper offices, then, shall we? Here’s Don’s office, which I’ve posted before, but I couldn’t resist this image:
I love the scene of the SC crew talking ideas on Don’s couches and chairs. The boys are all lined up on the sofa, Peggs is sitting pretty in her Special Ladies’ Chair for Ladies, and Don, naturally, is perched in his armchair in that iconic pose. I love that chair SO MUCH you do not even know. What I would give for such a chair!
Moving over to Don’s desk, where he is usually hard at work fielding calls from ladies or giving orders to his secretaries, we see his lovely desk lamp.
The punched-tin coronas atop each shade make me quite happy. Also, kindly note his emphatic gesture! Don means business! (Except when he means pleasure, which, just, well, I can’t even discuss. Oh, Don. Stop being so royally fucked up, and then call me.)
Duck’s office! (More on Duck later.)
Gorgeous sofas, am I right?
And the royal chamber of solitude for any man, the bathroom:
Let’s appreciate the lovely sink, the pretty hexagonal black and white floor, and the not-at-all-overused visual device of mirrors. (I chide, but I can say in all earnestness that the art direction and cinematography on this show do not cease to impress me.)
Finally, Chauncey the Dog:
Oh, Chauncey! Wonderful Chauncey, the Dog of Duck. I snap these screen captures as the episode is playing, and this entire episode was ripe with wonderful Chauncey scenes, but this particular scene was what made me hit the pause button, and, eyes all misty, capture the image. Little did I know! LITTLE DID I FUCKING KNOW! If you have seen the episode, you will know why I am SO MAD at Duck right now.