Last year, the New York Times offered an exclusive peak into director Guillermo del Toro's house of creepy crawly collections, affectionately known as "Bleak House".
Although his family prefers not to stay at Bleak House or even Bleak House 2 (which serves exclusively has del Toros's work space), the esteemed horror aficionado derives endless inspiration from his spooky pad, in which he has crammed hundreds of macabre artifacts that he's acquired since childhood.
We have the utmost respect for del Toro's impressive, life-long collection, and would give an arm and a leg to visit Bleak House ourselves! Here's a typical morning in the house, as relayed by del Toro to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
“This morning I woke up in the Dickens room, which is a room that is dedicated to Dickens, and all the furniture is Dickensian and Victorian, and it’s surrounded by books from the Victorian era… And I exited through the Nosferatu corridor by pushing the secret painting on the wall into my kitchen.”
Pardon us, BdT, but you're LIVING THE FREAKING DREAM!
Unfortunately, Bleak House is not open to the public. However, there will be an exhibit of 500 pieces of del Toro's vast collection starting this July at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
The exhibit will begin July 31st and last until November 27th, and will also travel to Toronto and Minneapolis.
Tackling the varied themes of occultism, monsters, the afterlife, magic, horror and death, del Toro's exhibit will surely thrill all who dare attend. But if you aren't able to make it to LACMA or the other locations, hopefully these photos of Bleak House will suffice!
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