Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

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Oct 17 2013
Yellow and white hospital hallway, Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Mr Magorium's Magical Emporium

Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

My daughter loves watching Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, starring Natalie Portman, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Bateman.

It’s a fun-filled movie with great actors and such a delightful, whimsical and magical toy store. But of course, one of my favourite parts was when Mr Magorium (Dustin Hoffman) gets admitted into hospital. I love the yellow and white hospital scenes!

WHite and yellow hallway, hospital scene, Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium

WHite and yellow hallway, hospital scene, Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

I love that there is only really one shade of yellow and it’s all in happy gloss. Happy, happy gloss yellow. The only one other shade is the pale yellow sheets and linen.

Natalie Portman and Dustin Hoffman in yellow elevator door, Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Natalie Portman and Dustin Hoffman, Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

Yellow and silver hospital doors, Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Yellow and silver hospital doors, Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

Plenty of whites, yellow and steel.

Yellow and white walls in hospital hallway, Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Yellow and white walls in hospital hallway, Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

Dustin Hoffman in yellow hospital bed with yellow chair, Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Dustin Hoffman in yellow hospital bed with yellow chair, Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

Natalie Portman in yellow chair and yellow pot stand, Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Natalie Portman in yellow chair and yellow pot stand, Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

Dustin Hoffman in pale yellow hospital bedlinen, Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Dustin Hoffman in pale yellow hospital bedlinen, Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

Yellow quilted bedlinen with yellow bedstand handles, Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Yellow quilted bedlinen with yellow bedstand handles, Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

Zach Mills in yellow hat, and yellow and white wardrobe in background with yellow chair, Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Zach Mills in yellow hat, and yellow and white wardrobe in background with yellow chair, Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

I love that yellow wooden stool. So funky, but such simple lines. When we have a kitchen with those needs, I might do the same!

Door, frame and trim all in yellow against white, Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Door, frame and trim all in yellow against white, Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

Portman running her fingers on glossy yellow countertop, Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Portman running her fingers on glossy yellow countertop, Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

Yellow everywhere against white and silver, Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Yellow everywhere against white and silver, Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

The night time at the hospital room was as beautiful as day time. Glow in the dark stickers had been glued onto every thing in the room, including the ceiling. The effect for Mr Magorium was spectacular.

(My husband’s childhood room had the same thing on the ceiling and it was really quite special. My father in law has since painted the room but said it’s darn difficult to get these stars off!)

Starry starry night in hospital scene, Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Starry starry night in hospital scene, Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

What a great place to have happy yellow and the clean white. Hospitals need to think more about the design of their space and the mood they set. It was clean, happy… but I realise, the clean, clean white at a hospital with all those patients, equipment and visitors would be quite hard to maintain. (Plus, people like me would find reason to come to such a beautifully planned space!)

Yellow and white hospital hallway, Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Yellow and white hospital hallway, Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

Of course, it takes ALOT of discipline keeping it visually striking. No other colour except white and yellow of the same shade existed in that space without deliberate thought: the black and white polkadot of Mr Magorium’s tie, the denim blue of Molly Mahoney and the brilliant blue t-shirt of Eric Applebaum. That kind of discipline might be perhaps-do-able if only one person lived in the space… but impossible with a family with very distinct tastes.

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