Time Travel with Orange Sheets

Time Travel with Orange Sheets

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Regina Yunghans
May 28, 2010

We recently put a set of orange sheets on our bed. On climbing into bed and fluffing the sheets up over us, something alltogether unanticipated happened. We were instantly transported back to 2005. Why?:

The orange sheets with lamplight coming through them took us straight back to the 2005 installation of The Gates in Central Park. The work, by Christo and Jeanne Claude, entailed walkway upon walkway framed by billowing saffron "sheets" on equally bright orange gateways.

In a flash, we were back at The Gates as the simple orange bedsheet fell down around us. If you were there in 2005 and loved it like us, we can definitely recommend picking up a set of solid orange sheets for a fun flashback. Go with a light cotton that will billow and cast a saffron tone through them. Here are a few sources:

  • Room Essentials Persimmon Orange Sheet Set at Target
  • Tommy Hilfiger "T-200" Solid Sheet Set in Orange Pop at Macy's

Images: skcnis.com, christojeanneclaude.net

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