Showing posts with label hideous. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hideous. Show all posts

January 22, 2010

Really, Apartment Therapy?


So disappointed by this.

Here's what I wrote in the comments forum:

"I'm disappointed with the photo choice for this post. I read Apartment Therapy to learn more about design and see what smart, creative people do with their living spaces. The photo above is distracting, alienating and insulting. Apartment Therapy isn't a beer company -- why is it using images of sexualized women to draw attention to its posts? 
The bed should be the object -- not the woman. In the future, I hope Apartment Therapy will be more conscientious about the photos it chooses to accompany content."

What do you think? I'd be interested to know. Whether or not you share my views, I encourage you to add a comment to Apartment Therapy's original post.

January 18, 2009

Is manzanita the new coral?

One guess where these charming bibelots are from.

Pottery Barn! Of course. But they're not available on the PB website. They were sold on eBay ($64.95, plus shipping).

People: Pottery Barn is currently not selling any coral. Is it because it's January? Or is it because the coral trend is finally, miraculously dying?

Alas, no. A quick Froogle search reveals that coral is alive and well. Neiman Marcus is hawking this enchanting set of bathroom accessories for $120.

And there's this mirror, over at Decorati. (Price available upon request.)

Regrettably, gaudy coral decor is here to stay. Unless something takes its place. Which brings me to my question. Is manzanita the new coral?

They are both gnarled.


They both make excellent candelabras.


Also tables.

And lamps.


Chandeliers? Yes.


And jewelry stands.


Don't forget about sconces.

And, finally, fabric.


Actually, I think the Joel Dewberry manzanita branch print (above) is charming, and an excellent replacement for those tired old tubers.

What do you think? Will the coral deco trend ever die?