I often say that I have a photographic memory ONLY for things that are only useful in my field. Nothing else. Not even close. I can remember what trim a colleague used on a pillow in 2005. The manufacturer, price, and larger design scheme. None of these details are relevant to everyday life, but this is just ME.
Example: Sex and the City 2...I saw the fabric (Belgravia/Lee Jofa) on a chair this month in the Lee Jofa showroom in Boston.
For the best round up of interior design used in the SATC2 movie, see Habitually Chic's post here
And this week in the pages of InStyle...same pattern. Different colorway and application (wallpaper by Cole and Sons for Lee Jofa). It was used by a decorator for Dita Von Teese, a famous burlesque dancer based in Los Angeles.
From Sex and the City, to one of the Sexiest Women alive, I memorize the details of these inspired and sexy interiors.