Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Upsidedown light. Yes or no?

71 comments:

Anonymous said...

no

traylas said...

Nope.

the_new_mrs said...

nope.

hello gorgeous said...

no.

√Čtienne said...

Definitely no. They look like wastepaper baskets!

puck said...

No.

The Glamorous Housewife said...

Not so much.

Anonymous said...

No

erin Ferucci said...

Yes.
I like how the stitching match's the kitchen.
come on people...open up!!!:)

livingstonandporter.etsy.com said...

I think it works...I think it might work a bit better if they were hung rightside UP... But I still like them...In fact, I love them. But I don't believe everything I do in my house people like so there you have it.

susie q said...

I do like how the upside-down lampshades mirror the shape of the stove's venthood. But, overall, it seems silly.

Life Docket said...

NO!

Stacy said...

First instinct: No.

Second instinct: Makes the kitchen look like a face with a cactus booger. Still no.

RobtW said...

They always call to mind restaurant design -- and Edinburgh, where they are uncommonly popular for some reason in large, high-ceilinged Georgian drawing rooms in the New Town.

I guess they can look sculptural and moody in the right place (preferably a restaurant in Edinburgh), but they do look faddish.

Holly said...

I think they work in this kitchen. I even like the whipstitching. Adds a great graphic pop. They're less expected than vintage-look schoolhouse type fixtures, which are everywhere.

Rebecca Ward Design said...

I would have to say no on this one. Innovative but too confusing to digest.

Anonymous said...

NOPE.

Way to many other choices that would make the lighting bring a tear to your eye

Anonymous said...

Nein. Neyt.

Paul Anater said...

No and the whip stitching makes it an even more emphatic no.

SparkerShop said...

Isn't this Diane Keaton's kitchen? If it is, then it makes perfect sense.

Think what you want about her wardrobe, the woman has fantastic taste in design and real estate.

alissa said...

no.
i think this is the first time ive ever commented after reading your blog for over a year.
so you know how passionate i am about this dammit.

Decorno said...

Yes, it is Diane Keaton's place. Good eye, Sparker.

ks said...

hm.
(crickets chirping).

i still don't like it.

hunkate said...

LOL: "face with a cactus booger"! hahaha!

Devon said...

nada

That Other Jean said...

No.

RAZ said...

NOT!

EmilyKate said...

I wouldn't.

Anonymous said...

No. And I feel as sure about this as I did about those skinny faucet handles. :)

Anonymous said...

The stitching rocks.

David said...

Super no.

s. said...

Meh.

S. said...

not quite.

Anonymous said...

David, you're too old for "super no."

Penelope Bianchi said...

Honestly; I sped through the comments ; not wanting to be affected.......by popular opinion........(I think I am immune.....but best be safe!

NO!! A bad idea! I; having ben a decorator for 40 years have had some bad ideas!

we just have to own them..and most of all, learn from them!

I admire the courage to go "out there"!

These just plain flunk.

Penny

SH said...

no....too "Seuss-ish".

Cristina said...

nah. it's disorienting.

And it looks like it should be accented by deer antlers.

Anonymous said...

Why do people put up with things like this from their designers?

Are actors so used to being directed that they have no voice of their own?

Anonymous said...

Thumbs down to the lights, thumbs WAY up to the cool cactus in the pots

Starck said...

Oooh la la !
How do you know zey are upside down !

Kara said...

no way.

Averill said...

Yes, but not those.

Iheartfashion said...

NO

Anonymous said...

NO! Reminds me to Trading Spaces crap.

lucitebox said...

I will not abide by this.

Halcyon House said...

No...I applaud trying something different, but just about everything has be thought of and if you've never seen it before...maybe there is a reason. On the brightside (no pun intended)at least the dust collects on the inside of the shade instead of the outside.

Susan W. said...

I like it.

stephendrucker said...

Do you wear your hats upside-down?

Black Dog Salvage said...

no - makes me want to lay on the table instead of sit at it... which i guess is not such a bad thing...

RLG said...

Not just "no" but why?

Travel Diva said...

No way!

Sue said...

Well, if its Diane Keaton we're talking about, you have to let it slide, she's crazy, and in that great kind of way that she is, sometimes the result is some disgustingly adorable upside down lamps.

Melissa, The Mom said...

I like it. Who's to say we haven't been using lightshades upside down all along and this is actually the correct way?

Anonymous said...

No.

vivid said...

you kids are WAY too uptight. its fun and different. step out of your little boxes and be more open to something out of the norm. i personally hate to see the same damn thing over and over. at least this shows a little originality!

Diva Style said...

Yes, please. :-)

Hanako66 said...

YES

Anonymous said...

Generally no. But, I think they work here. Sitting at the table and looking up you aren't exposed to so much harsh bare bulb. For those of you who would say, "get a diffusing plate to hide the bulb," I say that looks too "hospitality." The flared side pointing up gives the room more indirect (read soft) light. Nice for dining.

Anonymous said...

No!
Reminiscent of the upside down Christmas.
Yuck!

Anonymous said...

No!
Reminiscent of the upside down Christmas tree.
Yuck!

Siiri said...

DUDE. YES! Com'on people! Its the shades in this picture that suck, not the idea. Those shades are a little too "Howdy Doody" but the concept can really work. I'm doing this for a task lighting concept on a wall desk, and it's going to look awesome!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Non.

Grant K. Gibson said...

No!

Condo Blues said...

No. Unless it was a drum shade.

latebloom said...

Sorry, but no.

Anonymous said...

no no

Anonymous said...

I'd be open to the idea with different shades...

Anonymous said...

Uhhh. No.

Raina said...

no, thanks.

Izabella said...

I am totally yes on this one as a whole. I wouldn't take those lamps and just stick them anywhere though.

erin Ferucci said...

that's my dream frig' too. check out my posts on dream frig's a few of months ago!