Sunday, June 15, 2008

Oh, be still my heart...


... or what about this crazy fake ostrich?

Remember those mind-blowingly awesome chairs done in blue "ostrich" in the Hampton's home of Reed Krakoff (this is why I have a blog... I couldn't possible utter that sentence aloud to anyone else in my life and not be laughed at...)?

Well, holy god, look at all these colors:




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Those Krakoff chairs.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love it now that I know it's fake. What a great texture.

Anonymous said...

The colors are a little wan, no?

simply seleta said...

I have the version by Duralee on a banquette in my dining area. It was fabulous until my two year old stabbed it with a fork the first time he sat down to eat. I would be ashamed to share the thoughts I had in my head at the time of his stabbing.

Suzy said...

Do you know what is funny, I knew exactly which chairs you meant before I even saw the pic. Aaaahh..blogging friends...gotta love them!

An Aesthete's Lament said...

I used to be mortified as a child when my father, a Westerner from way back, wore his ostrich-skin boots. I had no idea WHY I was mortified at that tender age; ostrich-skin boots just didn't seem proper.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Elaine - when I started blogging some of my friends asked "why?" To one I said, "Do you talk to your runner friends about running?" "All the time." That's why. I adore the ostrich. Edelman makes fabulous dyed ostrich as well - you would not need a lot - gorgeous.

The Nerdy Fashionista said...

oh no, not a fan... I have seen this in real life and it looks terribly vinyl-y and fake.

maison21 said...

love the ostrich, and use "vinyl-ly and fake" looking vinyl ALL the time in my work. who cares if it looks a little fake- it IS fake!

go for it.

Decorno said...

"who cares if it looks a little fake- it IS fake!

go for it."


It's so liberating to hear that! M21, you're my hero.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to do just what you showed...put it on a kitchen chair set...fresh and food friendly.
Sara

Anonymous said...

Vinyl and vinyl-y is nice in a kitchen, because you can wipe it down.

I don't want it in a living room, I don't think.

CSS said...

I ADORE it. In fact, I just did a white faux ostrich high headboard (Pindler makes the fabric) with polished chrome nailheads. I could care less if it is vinyl-ly looking. Pollack makes a great orange one too....

Anonymous said...

It's the kind of thing that, one morning, you'll wake up, look at it, and say "Oh Christ, I can't look at that another day."

Sucker For Marketing said...

I might die if I don't get my mits on that orange one ASAP.

My dad too had ostrich-skin c'boy boots when I was growing up. For some reason I was fascinated by them, and I think he still has them. I think I still love them.

Anonymous said...

I hate it (myself) when I read comments before I comment. I am so insecure. But the ostrich clones, they remind me of stuff that's not good: power boats, not sail; snowbunny outfits; fake orchids; anything which takes itself too seriously. Having said that, with a sense of humour and a light touch With thought,I think almost anything can become part of a cohesive whole. Restraint,but totally go for it.

Jessica Claire said...

we're using a fake ostrich vinyl for our kitchen seating- greens and blues with contrasting buttons.

can't wait until they're done to show you decorno!