Saturday, January 10, 2009

I am weirdly obsessed with...



This driftwood mirror I spied at Pacific Galleries antique mall here in Seattle.




And I have been dreaming of these urns for a long time.

35 comments:

Decorina said...

Step away from the mirror. Nothing good will come of it; your inner hippie is trying to take over. Resist.

muranogirl said...

dont' do it! Unless you have a house at Sea Ranch fuggedaboutit

Anonymous said...

Bad. Just no.

Decorno said...

Don't worry everyone. I have no plans to buy it.

peasandcarrots said...

Going against the grain again, I like the mirror. I think it's a natural take on the ever-popular sunburst mirror and I think it's cool. Something one could easily make oneself if one were so inclined. I think I'd like it even more if the twigs were painted white or silver, I would enjoy the juxtaposition of the clean, sleek color against the natural material.

The urns are not for me, but they'd look lovely in a very prim and proper English-style garden, perhaps.

Anonymous said...

I love the mirror but it needs the right architecture: like an A-frame in Aspen with exposed beams, etc.

The urns I would snap up without hesitation.

Anonymous said...

Decorno, do I spot a mullet?

red.door.read said...

i think amongst super minimal surroundings the mirror could look fantastic.

i do this too, love things that are kind of bizarre, that i'll never buy but just have an odd allure.

JJ said...

Yes, it's unusual. But you like unusual. (And I looove it!) It would totally fit in your decor in the current house you're in. Get it already - I need you to stimulate the economy for me!

Anonymous said...

everyone is wrong. the mirror is pretty awesome. not the most awesome mirror you could get, but its a great mirror. its not hippie. if you have a place for it, get it.

- Chase

Anonymous said...

the urns?? how about that portrait of Duran Duran bass player John Taylor! Now you're talking!

Jennifer said...

Anon 1:58 beat me to it. That's totally John Taylor in his full fleged coke days. Ha!

Jill said...

I kinda like it too...it has it's place...outside maybe (no sarcasm there, I'm being serious). It has a very Duquette feel to me.

Uppergeorgetowner said...

I think it belongs in a well refined, classic environment as the single,strange curiosity on the wall. The thing that makes everyone go huh? Every room needs something unpredictable. I've always liked Pacific Galleries for that - you can find cool stuff there. Maybe I'll go buy it today.

David said...

I like the mirror, but not as much as the urns. Maybe fill them with herbs and place them outside the door of your beautiful new kitchen.

alek said...

Pacific Galleries looks like a place I need to check out. Can I just tell you how happy I am that I discovered your blog? I see already that it's going to totally hook me up here in Seattle. And thanks also for the Orcas Island tips. I can't wait to get up there!

Petra Voegtle said...

Hm - I could possibly become friends with it if it were painted white - but not as raw driftwood. Looks a bit too raw as it is...

michelle said...

I feele a DIY coming on...

Anonymous said...

Love the urns. Get them! Can't go wrong there.

I like to mirror, but for an outdoor "application." A proteced porch, say? Would be great there.

ArchitectDesign said...

oh - get those urns! give in to THOSE instincts!

thevintagechair said...

dibs on the dead zebra.

lynne said...

I saw this mirror in person today and it IS amazing. The picture does not do it justice. While not for every decor, it's (and the rest of Pacific Galleries) is worth checking out if you live in Seattle.

Anonymous said...

I commented on the skinny handles (no likey) and felt the need to comment on this, too. I think the mirror is way cool. Have you thought about the mirror several times since you first saw it? If you were to go back there to find that it is gone, would you regret not buying it? If one of your readers went and bought it and then told you how kick ass it looked on their screen porch, patio, master bedroom, wherever, would you want to kick their ass? If you answered yes to these questions, go get the damn thing! Functionality is important on items such as a faucet, but function has nothing to do with kick ass conversation piece accessories. Also, totally dig the urns. Love them! Those placed on a patio with some yummy sweet smelling herbs and something pretty cascading down....Oh yes!

Anonymous said...

Not herbs--trite.

Put them in a guest room, next to the bed, and fill them with condoms.

Decs said...

For the record, that would make the pair of urns $900 condom holders.

Just sayin'.

Kwana said...

Love the urns. They remind me of the bird bath in my backyard that I inherited. And if you love the mirror who gives a crap what everyone else thinks? You'll always regret listening to the haters and wake up in cold sweats at night over it.

Lynne said...

BTW, the mirror is about 5 feet across, perhaps more and is currently listed for $1800!

Gypsy Lynne said...

I love that mirror! It would look great on a white wall. I couldn't pay $1800 for it, but if someone bought it for me, I'd be stoked!

Anonymous said...

But you want your guests to have all the conveniences of home, don't you, The Decorno?

Anonymous said...

Kwana, you have a big fan here.

Anonymous said...

I LOOOVE that mirror. I'm a decorator in Connecticut and wish we had a cool antique place like that here. So sick of dusty baskets and rusty farm tools!!

Rebecca Ward Design said...

I could see it in a cabin at Lake Tahoe..

Anonymous said...

Even at $1,800 (and you could probably talk them into knocking 15% off), it's still cheaper than a five-foot-square painting.

julia b. edelmann said...

Did you purchase, yet???
Dying to know!

Iheartfashion said...

I want the painting of the guy with the mullet sitting in that stone bowl!