Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Z Gallerie helps ruin a trend I hated anyway.


Well, good for them.

Z Gallerie is known for copying trendy and iconic lighting, among other items. Most notably, they made a copy of the CELLULA chandelier and now they are at it again making a copy of THIS stupid ship chandelier which can be seen in a number of homes (Nanette Lapore's in this month's Elle Decor, for example).

I hate that fucking ship lamp. I like whimsy, but this lamp speeds past whimsy and sails headlong into "bat-shit-crazy" territory.

I'd scan a copy of the Nanette Lepore place since her living room rug is something to dream about, but I am on vacation and therefore too lazy to do that.

I am not too lazy, however, to let you know about this stupid ship. Enjoy.


I think this is Muriel Brandolini's place, but not sure. She has one of the damn ship chandeliers.

32 comments:

I *Heart* You said...

this kind of reminds me of that ship thingy that got thrown in for free if you bought Tupperware from Uncle Rico in Napoleon Dynamite.

FUG-LY.

Amanda said...

Yeah, sick-out. Ugly really doesn't even begin to describe that thing. Why, pray tell, would someone even want that in their space? I don't get it.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

LOL at i *heart* you's ship comment! haha!

I agree, not a fan of the ship but I ripped out the entire NL spread. Loved it.

Jane said...

That is an abomination. A line needs to be drawn, seriously.

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

D -- you make me laugh so hard. This is awesome.

Anonymous said...

"Nanette Lepore" is an excellent name though. (I bet she gets pissed when people mispronounce it as "leper.")

Carrie said...

I think that ship could be awesome if your decorating style is totally whackadoodle. If it's in a room full of stuff from, I don't know, Z Gallerie, then yeah, it's pretty horrid.

...love Maegan said...

that ship lamp is absolutely horrid. There is not a single place it would look classy ...unless you spell classy with a "K" and you live in a trailer park and it's sitting next to a velvet Elvis.

Anonymous said...

In principle I kinda like them but now they seem to be everywhere. It doesn't count as whimsical/quirky anymore when everyone has one.

Jennifer said...

You fucking said it, sister.

Anonymous said...

I'm getting one for me car.

eM said...

amen sistah

sherry said...

I really do see where you're coming from but I can't help it, I like it, especially in Muriel Brandolini's place. That's where it all started I think. I can't decide about Nanete Lapore's place though (and Jonathan Adler in general). It's hard to like a place that's designed and occupied by wankers ("j'adore"... christ)!

Be the change..... said...

In general I like these ship chandeliers in the right place -HOWEVER -this is the fugliest version of one I've ever seen! EWW
In my defense -see my blog on an antique crystal boat chandelier from 2 weeks ago (a better version) in a cool library.

Anonymous said...

very funny..........over baby over

Anonymous said...

Jonathan Adler: good ceramicist, excellent marketer/retailer/product developer.

Interior decorator? Very narrow appeal. He does essentially one look, over and over.

Caroline said...

why are we wasting finite materials to make ugly come to life? oh the things i could do with all that crystal...

Anonymous said...

Caroline, I'm sure your thing would be ugly to someone.

Anonymous said...

So I thought it was just me!!! I have hated that ship since the first time I saw it, can't remember where, but it was instant dislike. I'm kinda done with designers trying so hard to be trend setting to the point of nausea. It's getting disgusting.

alis said...

This one sure looks ugly, but I do remember one picture where I was fascinated by the ship lamp. It was hung in front of a large bookcase, the color palette was white with a few sand details. Anyone remember where that was from?

maison21 said...

i like 'em. ahoy, maties!

Poppy said...

I'm with you!! Yucko!!!!

Anonymous said...

I could picture Candy Spelling having one.

woodley park-zoo said...

It'd be pretty cool in a kids room though, right? But then it's a scary thought of the kind of place where people are buying chandeliers for their kids...

Anonymous said...

Maybe if you're raising a little Liberace.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

It is a design from the 1920s, designed originally, I think, by Bagués. In any case, I adore this design when it is properly placed. A friend of mine has a vintage example hanging in his bathroom, where it seems appropriate (water and all). I think there is one hanging at Vizcaya in Miami. It reminds me of crazy-chic rooms of the Jazz Age.

Anonymous said...

I worry that not enough names have been dropped.

Anonymous said...

I j'adore it; the original design in fact must be attributed to Potteré Barné.

Anonymous said...

Anon 551. You are hilarious. And I still think it's hideous.

Anonymous said...

I guess we should be happy no one is making crystal chandeliers in the shape of a submarine, or a locomotive.

Hill Country House Girl said...

ohmygod you crack me up! Always. You say it to the point and I love it. Whenever I need a lift I click on Decorno. Whew - my sides ache from laughing. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

you are so right!!! some things or "trends" are not meant to be copied. Who the hell would pay for something like this, never mind paying money for it