Tuesday, April 22, 2008

No.


At least not until, like, 20 years from now when people see them in junk shops and paint them glossy white or black and initiate some kind of cultish "vintage" Pottery Barn revival.

But really... no.

14 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Got the PB log in the mail yesterday and laughed my ass off. Especially after your post from yesterday. Hoot!

maison21 said...

the shade is so wrong there are no words, and NOTHING should be purchased "distressed"- that includes painted finishes and blue jeans.

but lil seahorsie? i kind of like him (but i would bust out the black or white spray paint, for sure).

Jessie said...

Ha. Someone at work just got this catalog and I was looking at it over her shoulder as she flipped through. When she got to this lamp, she went nuts and I had SUCH a hard time keeping a straight face. Especially bc she bugs in the first place. I had nobody to gab with about this, so now that I've seen your post I feel much better.

Anonymous said...

I bet Kelly Wearstler has used uglier lamps.

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Decorno, I have a better one for you. Check out the "Santiago" lamp. You can put a lovely fern in it!

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

one more thing... please show the "Atrium" lamp. I am amazed that someone would buy this. You can add all of your favorite treasures in this lamp. And don't we all want to view our collections in a lamp?

morrismore said...

This has white elephant gift exchange written all over it!

simply seleta said...

A sea horse lamp? Really.

Maybe next Pottery Barn should go buy 500,000 cheap SILK flower arrangements, slap a light and a shade over each one of them, then market them as the new spring lamp.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 'no', but he looks so spunky and proud :(

Fifi Flowers said...

Hilarious! I have a client who before I got a hold of her lived ONLY to furnish her home in POTTERY BARN... ugh! Some rooms look like the catalog puked in every inch of the room. I've weaned her down to a piece here and there. I haven't been in her home in awhile... I pray that lamp hasn't made its way to her home.

Anonymous said...

20 years? That's not long enough. I think it's gonna take more like 100 years for that thing to redeem itself.

Anonymous said...

It's not ugly. Just charmless.

To pull off a seahorse lamp, the designer has to be a little smart-alecky or playful or exuberant. Or if nothing else, at least stylish. This rendering is too literal and flat. It might as well be a fire hydrant.

The Sale Rack said...

Funny.

Love your blog!

Anonymous said...

I'm going out immediately to buy the bombe chest and this lamp.