Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Yes or No?

35 comments:

perchance said...

Great base, lackluster shade and finial.

Elizabeth said...

Yes.

Anonymous said...

yes.

maison21 said...

no, no, no.

looks like one of the talking trees from the enchanted forest on h.r. pufnstuf.

kelly said...

yes. yes. and more yes.

erika - urban grace said...

Not as bad as the other lamp. Still too "coral" looking for me. Still not a "yes". finial should have been gold, shade is much better than the other.

Shannon said...

Yes = base
No = shade

Jessie said...

yes.

Anonymous said...

I like the shade. Good square shades are hard to find.

The base: I'd be embarrassed to put it out in a garage sale.

beachbungalow8 said...

no and no.

hmmm. like a bronzed baby shoe with a shade on it.

i guess faux bois is done.

Anonymous said...

It's like the form vomit would take as it dribbled down the side of a car and dried.

Decorno said...

So, Anon, is that a no?


:)

maison21 said...

beachbungalow8- i don't think faux bois is "done" at all- just in this case it has been "done" badly.

there are still lots of other stylish faux bois pieces out there! this one is simply a bad knock-off.

beachbungalow8 said...

i'm more interested in the vraie (sp) bois these days.

my comment is in regards to the current OVER use of the faux bois design element (which is acutally a classic like the over done greek key)

when you see drek like this, you know that we need to set this trend aside for a bit. let it rest.

maison21 said...

i agree 100%, bb8!

morrismore said...

No, no! I was all set to get the Brunschwig faux bois sconces for our dining room. This just saved me a bundle.

Jules said...

It's better than that log in the other post, but still a resounding no. I like the shade, though.

mamacita said...

no

Anonymous said...

I'm not buying that fake wood is "classic." Just because something has been around forever doesn't make it "classic." (Bad taste has been around forever too.)

simply seleta said...

It looks like it's trying really hard to be a "special" lamp. Like if I spray painted my favorite leather boots gold in an attempt to look haute couture.

Anonymous said...

It's a deadish, hacked tree stump, spray-painted gold.

So: no.

Anonymous said...

This is what "hardening of the arteries" must look like.

SarahHutch said...

Yes. I know it is strange but I love it.

Anonymous said...

you do see lamps like those in magazines like Elle Decor, so decorators must like them. then again, most decorators are idiots.

maison21 said...

i would say the same for most anons, 9:09.

sincerely,

a decorator (not an idiot) wondering why the hell you are reading a decor blog anyway?

Decorno said...

Anon 4:51: perfectly stated.

Suzy said...

go M21!

I think that would be mostly a resounding no...

Anonymous said...

YES!!!

John said...

No and hell to the no. These two motifs have transcended trend and edged into fad. They are just so tired now, I wonder if either comes with a little wheeled oxygen tank.

Perhaps they could use some freshening up with an antler or some skull and crossbones...

I know, I know, a tad of the snark, but I just think that these babies need to be put to bed in my opinion.

John said...

and forgive me, in looking back at the 2nd lamp I thought that shit was coral, not gilt driftwood or what have you. My stance remains, coral and faux bois have saturated the market and need to be destroyed!

Anonymous said...

When white people start saying "Hell to the no," maybe that expression is nearing the end of its life too.

John said...

Oh dearest Anony -

Tomes, volumes, editions could be written about my opinion on your last comment, but alas, out of respect for our dear Decorno I’ll keep my verbal bitch slap to myself.

I'm sure your gilt coral lamp looks beautiful on your seahorse bombe chest though.



xoxo

Anonymous said...

you clearly don't know Decorno very well.

my little apartment said...

absofuckinglutely

Anonymous said...

absolutely yes.