Sunday, April 12, 2009

Wow.



Yowza.

More photos on Paul Anater's blog HERE.

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope that by "yowza" you mean "eeeeegads".

Decorno said...

Yes, exactly. :)

Holly Goes Lightly said...

is the room spinning or is that just me

cybill said...

Some clumsy person has a little too much time on their hands, yes?

Little Lantern said...

Awful.

Petra Voegtle said...

Shame - I think it could have looked unique when the "artist" would have taken more time into doing such a "mosaic". This looks like a terrible waste of energy and time and does not link to the rest of the kitchen...
The idea could have been great and funny but the execution is very amateurish...

Anonymous said...

Mosaic in a kitchen does my head in (all that grout!). I would never eat anything that came out of a kitchen like that. A clean person would NEVER do that to themselves.

Anonymous said...

Love it.

It's like the Watts Towers.

Anonymous said...

Wow, too much indeed!
Even the Mad Hatter would not approve

Alice said...

When I saw this, I imagined the person who lives there having some sort of weird Mad Hatter tea party club with her friends. You know, every Tuesday the girls get together and have a crrrrazy tea party, switching seats every few seconds with some calliope music in the background.

That or dressing as a clown around the house, just for funsies.

That Other Jean said...

Oh. . .my. I might have liked that as a backsplash if she had left out the cups and the larger pieces and used a lot more broken china bits. As it is? Um, no. How is anyone going to clean the insides of those cups? Yuck!

suzanne said...

The previous tenants at my house left me with a similiar problem, but thankfully in a much smaller fixable area. ive lived here a month and still cringe every morning making coffee. picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/37130203@N02/3418839954/in/photostream/

Andrea said...

eeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

birdy said...

NO.

I just looked again, and . . . NO.

NO, NO. NO.

Jules said...

It comes with an asthma inhaler, right? That's what my husband and our sons would need in order to live with that dust collector because I would surely not do the dusting and upkeep that back slpash requires.

RobtW said...

"What a price we pay for beauty. I just wiped down my backsplash and now my hands are bloody pulps!"

So many hideous bits of crockery. Someone should stick to their scrapbooking.

court. said...

i just threw up in my mouth. a lot.

v a n e s s a said...

love the concept. not so much the execution.

Anonymous said...

dumb

mary said...

I can't imagine waking up and walking into that kitchen! How does one clean such a scattered mass of creativity? At least the Watts Tower is monumental.

melissa said...

there seems to be eveything but the kitchen sink.....

jen said...

I have to give props (do people still say that?) for GOING FOR IT. It doesn't look good but I admire that lack of fear.

ArchitectDesign said...

umm -what? Oddly enough - my parents have a set of china of that one cup to the right of the light switch, white with white flowers and grey stems.

Anonymous said...

Once upon a time I smoked lots of weed and spent hours hanging miniature prints at floor level for my cats.

I also spent countless hours looking for my stash - which I'd invariable hide from myself even though I lived alone.

This poor woman probably has zip-lock baggies hidden in places she's long forgotten.

At least her canvas allowed her to partially lay on the counter while creating art. I saw seed burns on the laminate, btw.

Anonymous said...

That reminds me of the wall in the movie "How to Make an American Quilt". The woman built the wall out of broken stuff after her husband slept with her sister. Creepy manifestation of someone's emotions...on a wall.

rerun said...

poor baby, she tried. i try to make my questionable choices easy to change...this? it's a do-over if i've ever seen one.

RLG said...

Yucky (as my two-year old would say).

Anonymous said...

If this were an exhibit at the Whitney on Outsider/Folk/Visionary Art, everyone would be like "Genius!"

mosey said...

oh! hmm, well, actually, I think the broken bits wall is kinda cool but the rest of the kitchen is a little gross.

pillow mint said...

...i will never hate on my kitchen again.
ever.

Anonymous said...

Homes with a steering wheel and tires under it are too classy for this.

Ivy Lane said...

How wrong is that?! Yikes!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad I looked at the comments. At first I was wondering what's wrong with my taste that I think this is so awful!

modernemama said...

There's notches on the bedposts and then there's teacups on the wall... I don't know where I'm going with this...

drollgirl said...

ceramic EXPLOSION. not good.

katiedid said...

I just have to wonder what gets stuck inside those half mugs?! But I have to say the worst offense, IMO are the fake plants above the cabinets. Plants cannot live like that. Everyone knows they are fake....so please....no.

Anonymous said...

With "yowza," I initially thought Decorno was praising this, and sat in front of the screen trying to piece together some reason to like it. "Hey, if this chick likes it... and she has good taste, usually..." It didn't work. I sat there, thinking "my god that is ugly." And then I realized that this was the original consensus.

This is bad. This is really bad. What happens when one of those teacups breaks?

Rachel said...

I think I have to agree with jen who gave props for this person just going for it. You've got to respect that kind of fearlessness. I find that I've become hindered by my indecision many times.
BUT - I don't know that the end result is anything close to great. And, like someone else said, if you're going to do something kind of on the cheap, or something kind of crazy - make it something that you can easily change!

By the way, my grandma had the teacups that have the little orange flower on them.

Onlinehandyman said...

What I want to know is how does one make such a creation. Being the onlinehandyman the only thing that I can think of is that you have to break quite of stuff. I wonder if they broke em for the job or if they just collected over time. Not my style.

Emily said...

I think whoever did this watched too many episodes of Trading Spaces and was inspired to think that she could be creative, too. Where did she even find all the junk to grout on to that wall?

That Other Jean said...

There was a while there--and it may still be true--that you could buy packets of colorful broken china at craft stores. I suppose you could find plates and cups at yard sales and thrift stores for cheap and break 'em yourself, though.

I hope she still loves it in a year or six, because it's going to be a bear to remove.

Iheartfashion said...

I think it's a promising idea, very poorly executed. Much smaller bits of pottery, with a lot less grout showing in between, arranged in some kind of coherent pattern and...maybe.

Anonymous said...

it was an amateur project (a professional would/should know to not leave that much grouting space between pieces), so let's give them an A for effort. Yes it is bad, but there are plenty of bad decisions in that kitchen. My midwestern relatives would love it though!

hello gorgeous said...

For me, Yowza equals eeegads.

Especially in this case.

Kwana said...

Yowza ia right. But I'm pulled in and can't look away.

Decorina said...

Yes Kwana, like a train wreck. Awful, just awful.

Jamie Goldberg, AKBD, CAPS said...

Yikes!