t-mobile seduces us again with the modern house

T-Mobile has been unleashing a new series of commercials since they have brought back their former spokeswoman Catherine Zeta-Jones. In the latest of this series of commercials we see Jones in the kitchen of a beautiful modern home.

So what gives. Seems that T-Mobile bailed out of the traditional settings shown in the earlier spots in this campaign. In the earlier spots the traditional home owners were portrayed as sort of foolish and awkward in the presence of the T-Mobile spokeswomen. In this ad the owners are away, but their son is home and keeps his cool long enough to put his best moves on Jones, to no avail. Well at least we know the residents of the cool modern house are much smoother operators than those flustery traditional home owners. Yup, we want to be like them, and sure Catherine, what other mobile service would somebody as cool as us use.


Extra points for anybody who can ID that house. Cool stair. Nice handrail. Miesian column made of steel angles. Concrete slab floor. Plenty of visual clues if you've seen it before. Let us know in the comments.

dr pepper house identified

Spotted the house from the Dr Pepper spot today on modern design blog Contemporist.

Dr Pepper house

Dr Pepper house

It is located in the hills above downtown LA, and at least for the present it is for sale. There you have it full circle - modern house used to sell soda, soda used to sell modern house. Many more photos at the above link.

volkswagon jackpot at MidModRedo

Blogger & Reader Lesley has compiled all the Volkswagon commercials featuring the modern neighborhood on her blog. Here they are:

The minvan - growl - commercial

The Top Safety commercial

The Diesel vs Hybrid commercial

Thanks Lesley!