Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Look, I am not going to be coy.


My blog rocks, and you know it. It's not all saccharine sweet and girly. I don't fawn over Amy Butler oven mitts and all that other crafty shit. I don't decorate my home with DWR plywood bullshit classics. I don't support wall "decals" and other ridiculous hipster trends. I make you LAUGH. I make you CRY. And I do it all for my love of the people (or something like that).

So if you love Decorno, go tell THEM what's what.

Love,
The Management

45 comments:

Nina79 said...

I all ready told them what's what and hopefully they'll listen.

Harvey Millstein, Certified Interior Decorator, said...

I will, once I think of a login name for Apartment Therapy that doesn't have curse words or body parts in it.

Anonymous said...

You also make us THINK. About when and why 'decor' is important. And when it isn't. And we love you for that.

Katie said...

LOL! Love it! Done and done!

ohnomyboots said...

Done. You may, however, be "too much" for some of the AT populous. My mom used to tell me that I was "too much" for the boys I dated from my hometown. Didn't get it then. Now I understand it as "too confident and brazen and smart and sexy". So, either way, you win.

Harvey, how about "ApartmentNeurosis"?

Get Togetha said...

I love your truthiness...authenticity will always rule!

the sweet life with olives said...

can i take this moment to second your auto nominated compliment? i love love love your blog. it's refreshing not to read another girly blog, even though i love some of those too. you have indeed made me think and laugh (a lot) i still chuckle when i think about the quote you saw in the tile store. keep up the good posts, morning coffee just wouldn't be the same without you.

Ms. P and C said...

You have my vote!

hanako66 said...

you're the best decorno....happy holidays and happy new year

Cass_Cass said...

I totally agree. Decorno your the best. so hilarious and so refreshing. I got bored of Appartment Therapy months ago, which is when i started reading your blog and others that i think apartment therapy could never ever ever beat.

pammy said...

I'm scared. But all those ATers can't be wrong, so I'm gonna start checking out your blog. (and you're getting a ton of votes over there, your momma must be so proud!) But I'm outta here when you start fawning over Ikea's Lack stuff!

Anonymous said...

Me and my DWR plywood bullshit are crying right now.

Decorno said...

Sshhhh, sshhh, there, there now... don't cry. Sometimes El Decorno says incendiary things on her blog. She can't help herself. It's good for ratings. Your DWR house probably looks amazing and is probably not covered in pug hair, either. What I am trying to say is, I bet your place is better than mine.

Decorno said...

Pammy - don't worry. You won't find a single post from me fawning over Ikea furniture. I swear.

SGM said...

Only if you nominate me too!

And Harvey, you KNOW your login name....

Kwana said...

I'm going to tell them You are IT!

east side bride said...

And for bonus points: it appears you are a fan of Cat Power....?

Anonymous said...

And that is why we love you. (No overly Etsy-ied, candified roomsets for Decorno.)

BTW - My husband now refers to the abundance of design mags here as my decorno...You have created a new word. Cool. Perhaps I should notify the OED before voting?

Anonymous said...

When you began pre-approving the comments before posting them you dropped a notch or two in my book..........

tired and true said...

Ms. Decorno-
You are practically the reason I own a laptop.
You have my vote, and my unwavering admiration.
That said-
Will you please get back to more decor? We all know it is cold out. Bundle up and carry on.

Decorno said...

Anon 2:53 - I hear you. But when I used to leave comments unmoderated and would leave to go to the market or whatever and then would return to find, say, certain people making horrible remarks about other bloggers that were beyond even my low bar for good taste, I had to start moderating the discussion. Frankly, I like the blog better with a filter. Sometimes the comments are nasty and I like to tidy things up before everyone is confronted with Debbie Downer's remarks, know what I am sayin'?

Decorno said...

Tired and true. Noted. Be patient, though. I work in retail, so the fact that I even have the time to post around Christmas is a miracle. :)

Iheartfashion said...

You rule.
What other blog covers both modern design and Britney Spears' weight gain?

jds223 said...

You are one funny Chica...I'm glad I found your blog.

Anonymous said...

Hon,

Your blog is okay, but your shameless self-promotion does not become you. Quit chasing after meaningless crap-kudos. Have a little self-respect.

I do appreciate that your blog is more than just decor, but I don't respect your censorship of comments which simply seek to enlarge the conversation.

Love,
The Workers

Anonymous said...

Decorno-

You work in retail and have been unaffected by this re/depression? How can that be?

Are you on the level with us?

I want to love this blog. I really, really do, because I see the potential--a kind of thinking-person's decor. But I wonder if this blog is actually yet another marketing ploy tarted-up in tough-talk, occasional profanity simply for the ratings. Or, as you say, to drum up business.

Oh dear, now I fear this comment will only cause you to self-censor further (and censor others).

Bummer.

Decorno said...

Anon 4:49 - I love your lack of trust and suspicion. You're my kind of person.

Decorno said...

Anon 4:39, if you knew (a) how little gets edited and (b) what shit I throw out, you would thank me. See? Even your critical comment made it. But barely-lingual commenters with little to add to the discussion don't.

Anonymous said...

"...your shameless self-promotion does not become you."
--Anon 4:39

You couldn't be more wrong. Her shameless self-promotion makes me love her all the more. It's hilarious, self-aware, playful, and completely human.

It's all the bloggers who claim "But I'm only here to educate you about Parish-Hadley!" that I call bullshit on.

Anonymous said...

Decorno, the anons are right. Yah, it is probably horrifying to leave and come back only to find the Martians have landed and they want Tom Cruise back, but......one of the reasons your blog is a daily read is just because of that! I loved that there were very real and spontaneous conversations about your posts (and sometimes conversations that had nothing to do with your post at all). I admired that you respected your readers enough to let them decide what was crap and what was an honest and intelligent exchange. It makes you that much more appealing when we, your devoted readers, are given that opportunity. I still love you girl....but have to admit I miss the spontaneity.

24KGLDFCE said...

As an AT writer, I already cast my vote, but you have your work cut out for you. The Bunnies And Birds//Etsy//DWR//Keep Calm And Screen Print Everything And Consider Shitty Graphic Design Art contingent are a strong-willed bunch.

I love Decorno, I just wish you posted a little more decor in with all the other great stuff.

Decorno said...

I know, I know. But my interests are so varied. I like writing about other things. Plus, there just isn't a lot of decor breaking news, you know? Sometimes I literally get ready to post something and I just sigh and say, "Ah forget it. It's another pretty bedroom. Big whoop." And then I post about how some serving set looks like anal beads.

I like to mix it up, what can I say?

Anonymous said...

I am probably one of the most offensive anons there is, and I like the comment moderation. To me, it's just good old-fashioned quality control, the kind any smart business would use.

I'm sort of sorry gawker.com, for example (another snarky commenter-oriented site) isn't being as rigorous in its moderation as it used to be. All these commenter brush-fires keep breaking out, and they drive away talent and good comments. With less talent and fewer good comments, readers take off too. The site has peaked. It's all downhill from there.

Anonymous said...

24KGLDFCE:

Come on.

With 989 trillion decor/design blogs out there, you're ragging on ONE--Decorno--for not providing enough decor content? The complaint just doesn't ring true.

You're focusing on a genuinely distinctive blog, and saying, essentially: "You're perfect! Now change."

It's like saying to Bjork: "OK, we want you to be Bjork, but couldn't you please also record some songs we can play in the mall?"

Anonymous said...

Arh i agree re the wall decals. They are like a reinvention of the 90's stencils.

Anonymous said...

Stop the censoring and keep it real..........

David said...

So I registered, no email ever arrived, and it won't let me log in. Good think I like Decorno, I sure as hell won't be reading Apartment Therapy.

Cass_Cass said...

Anon 9:12
That's precisely the reason I stopped reading Appartment Therapy. I think that's exactly what happened. I was annoyed with the snarky stuck up comments that would lead to commenter "brush fires" like you say, that i just stoped visiting. For everypost you had about 4 or 5 commenters who would go all crazy-snarky and ruin the entire discussion with their little feuds. So yea, i hear ya.

Anonymous said...

you kill me

the quarter rat said...

I registered on that filthy site just to vote for you (don't think that I like mid-century because of this).

Anonymous said...

I agree anon 2:53, especially after one of my comments was censored (and it wasn't even that bad...)

Anonymous said...

quarter rat:

What specific mid-century pieces do you hate?

Or do you mainly hate people who hate mid-century?

Because if the latter, I am so down with that.

the quarter rat said...

Anon4:11,
a better description would be bored with mid-century orthodoxy - it was forced down my throat in architecture school like it was the only thing I should like.

For the record, I LOVE Finn Juhl's Chieftain chair (I'm fortunate to be a regular guest in a house with one) and Robsjohn-Gibbings' Klismos chair for Saridis, but those are the high points.

Anonymous said...

OK, I'm not going to get into specifics, but:

I cannot believe the blogs that are getting nominated.

It is one step away from "Paul Deen's Things You Can Do With Canned Frosting!"

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