Tuesday, December 29, 2009

What do you want to talk about today?

68 comments:

Amy said...

how do you keep sane when everywhere you look in your new house, all you see is project PROJECT PROJECT! - nothing is close to being finished and all you want to do is close your eyes?

Anonymous said...

. . . how fantastic the shelter blogging world is. Loved your latest posts about the tree - mainly because I just went through the same thing. But here's the deal. In reading thru the comments I saw that the lovely and demure Mrs. Blandings is a reader of the totally rowdy Decorno. Gotta love it!

KEEHNAN said...

HGTV's relentless pushing of "The Antonio Project"? Its total detachment from anything that could be called compelling or well done? How Urban Outfitter's merchandising is not valid as interior source material?

OR

Joe Lieberman?

Anonymous said...

How this is the laziest blog post of all time. seriously.

Anonymous said...

Should Khloe Kardashian immediately start having babies with that Lamar dude, when you know they will be divorcing within, say, eight months?

Nikki said...

How to convince your Husband black paned windows are awesome and that your garage should not be bigger than your house or made of sheet metal.

Arched Brows said...

Topic:
How do you make getting organized sexy enough that you actually want to do it?

I have the week off and keep wanting to tackle the 200+ shelter mags collecting dust, the pile of papers on the kitchen counter, the bolts of fabric (bought at discount) sitting in the extra bedroom waiting to be used on a chair or sofa I've yet to find...

Then I find something else to do. Like visit Decorno.

David said...

I'd like your thoughts on Visual Vamp's 12/27 post and the commenting shitstorm that ensued.

(Amy, I'm in the same boat. Johnnie Walker Black in a glass with a little ice and water helps me every time.)

Anonymous said...

I agree with you, Anon 8:58!
Mrs. Blandings is the yin to Decorno's yang.
Love 'em both.

Anonymous said...

David --
It seems that Visual Vamp deleted the post, so you need to fill us all in.

Eileen said...

I'm SO tired of Joe Lieberman. Let's not go there!

Anonymous said...

Sex, duh.

Specifically, have I become too much of a decor snob if I can't stomach sleeping with an otherwise great, single (george clooney-esque) handsome thirty-two year old man because his place reeks of pathetic bachelordom?

I'm 27 and living in a rental, but at least my place has soul. And framed art. My passion for design is screwing me out of real passion. Help.

Anonymous said...

Stephen Colbert with Alicia Keys doing Empire State of Mind. Made my day.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:06- Vamp just got sick of her side project not getting any hits, so she moved the Habitually Chic/Maison21 bashing over to her own blog. She must have sobered up, and deleted it when she realized that actually attaching her name to that kind of libelous shit was pretty stupid.

Or perhaps she's just senile and deleted it by accident.

Sharon said...

I'm with Amy...

R said...

If I had an interesting thought in my head I would not be here.

Anonymous said...

How about we discuss this?

http://cotedetexas.blogspot.com/2009/12/tale-of-two-religions.html

Nothing says Christmas like small children armed with automatic assault rifles!

Anonymous said...

http://74.125.155.132/search?q=cache:yF7gyvjCvhgJ:visualvamp.blogspot.com/2009/12/front-row-blogging.html+front+row+blogging+visual+vamp&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Anonymous said...

I can't find Visual Vamp's 12/27 post. What was it?

Anonymous said...

"George Clooney-esque" = DOA.

Decorno said...

Oy. I can't host a conversation about the 12/27 post.

But Joni's - YES. That whole dustup is hilarious. The photos, the kids, the guns, the LV, the comments, the anon running around copyediting the whole thing. Pure comedy.

David said...

Joni's post shows exactly what I love about Texas. Hell, you could pull your gun out of your LV bag and nobody would bat an eye.

Anonymous said...

The CDT post taught me that burning paper is the "green" alternative to recycling!

gayhooker said...

Let's talk about hot [naked] men...

east side bride said...

um. srsly? I'm with Anon 9:33 on this one.

Decorno said...

Oh, settle down East Side Bride. I have posted things far lazier than this one.

Anonymous said...

Just got the new House Beautiful. Drool-worthy!
Let's talk about how HB slays Elle Decor these days.

Anonymous said...

If that were my grandma posting that mess, I'd be deeply depressed.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Why do people get magazines like weeks apart in the mail -thats a good topic. New HB? WHAT?!

wendy said...

I need a credenza or low bookcase to put my monster TV on, but with storage to put tiny Legos in. Anyone? Anyone?

Jesse Lu said...

How about let's talk about how overdone the holidays are and how *done* I am with them... and how I can't wait for January to start... and how I wish I could wave a magic wand and make all the christmas decorations in my neighborhood, which I loved two weeks ago, disappear. Oh and dear Santa... can we please not have New Year's Eve this year? I doubt it's gonna be that *Good* of a New Year anyway... ugh...

I'm just so burnt on the superficiality and forced consumerism that peaks this time of year...

Actually, to put things in a more positive light... I really just want to start planting things again and be able to wear sundresses and sandals...

Decorno said...

I know! Where is my issue of HB?

Jessu Lu. Amen.

Anonymous said...

I love gayhooker.

i suwannee said...

wendy, i have about 3 perfect low credenzas. email me. poor heather. i wonder the same thing about myself sometimes. but it's a good trick. say you're something = you are! then comes all that comes with being it...
i guess it's all about how you handle that part.

Anonymous said...

Jamie,

Heather worked at two different design firms before going out on her own.

sketch42 said...

I suwannee--- I need a long dresser/credenza for my bedroom... either white or wood and not too modern. Anything for me?

Anonymous said...

to amy:

how to keep sane when remodeling.

you remember how lucky you are to have a new house. you realize that all of your projects are self assigned ( or assigned by a spouse you can talk with)or are societal driven standards you don't even need to meet. you acknowledge that good things and good design takes time. then you close your eyes. take a deep breath.

now open them and start fresh.

Anonymous said...

Hm. OK. I just need to ask ... I am not a blogger, but I do love reading the design blogs, and I read almost exclusively in Google Reader, so I comment all of twice a year or so. I suspect in some circles this makes me somehow "unworthy" or the like for not "participating in the dialog," but hey. I have a crazy job that tracks my Internet usage and a few minutes here and there in Reader is all I can swing.

So - my point. Whenever I read about these flusterclucks a la VV v. HC, there are all kinds of references to side projects, private message boards, etc., that confuse me to no end.

HOW DOES EVERYONE KNOW THIS? Seriously. Do all bloggers start email relationships with their commenters? Is there some great secret of blogging that I'm missing out on b/c I read for the content?

I promise I'm not going to try and break in anyone's inner circle, I just really want to know b/c it's not immediately obvious to me and I hate being stumped. Guidance much appreciated, although I have no idea how I'll express that to you.

i suwannee said...

i didn't realize that -- i was just going from VV 'history'. i have no qualms with her. she's been nice to me!

Anonymous said...

Love gayhooker too. Also loving the topic of naked men.

Anonymous said...

PS My hubby really loves the Jewish people and Israel, has done a lot of studies on it all. God's chosen people!

Sorry, but LOLZ!

Cote de Texas said...

I'm about to put that aK47 through my head right now. ugggh. worst day of my life. nothing like being accused of plagiarism and being a design fraud all in the same comment. fun. yeah - no place like Texas - LVs and assault rifles - I thought it was funny, no one else did. I was wondering where gayhooker came from - now I know. he/she is hysterical. thanks for loaning him to me, Decorno.

Decorno said...

Anon 6:44 - you're my new favorite.

I think bloggers who have been at it for a little while have Google Alerts on topics of interest for them. (For those who haven't used it, you can basically subscribe to a daily email from Google which dutifully sends you links to items of interest based on keywords you select. Most people include trends or designers or people of interest to them, and often their own names or blog titles as a way of keeping an ear to the ground. I suspect people are alerted either by friends [or other bloggers] or by Google Alert when something crazy is going down. I think this is how people kind of hear the noise.

There you have it. We're not trying to keep a secret from you, I swear.

Anonymous said...

Jamie,

No worries. I don't like either of them.

Decorno said...

Joni - *I* thought it was funny. I love your slipcovers and guns. No lie.

As I was telling Gayhooker, though, you are brave posting photos of your holiday morning. If I had posted photos of my Christmas, I am sure the Uptight Ladies would have blasted me for my un-Christian-like behavior... namely, serving white trash Pillsbury rolls for breakfast and drinking before 9am.

sketch42 said...

Gay Hooker rocks everyones world... Joni... I thought it was a tad nutty, but that was the whole point no?

People are psycho. As for the V V shit storm... WOW.

I would LOVE to hear your thoughts Decorno, since I always agree with you ;)

maison21 said...

can they invent a nice mr google alert that only let's you know good things? such a drag to wake up to find you've been shit all over. i just don't want to know anymore...

Anonymous said...

worst day of my life. nothing like being accused of plagiarism and being a design fraud all in the same comment. fun.


I'm sure that doesn't feel very good, does it?

Anonymous said...

Thanks Decorno!

- Anon 6:44
(That sounds like some kind of messed up Bible quote, doesn't it?)

east side gay husband said...

oh shit, what is SHE doing here?

Anonymous said...

"such a drag to wake up to find you've been shit all over."

Yes, being called a "mid-level decorator" is tragic.

Lady Decor Blogger said...

"...serving white trash Pillsbury rolls for breakfast and drinking before 9am"

I hope you at least had on a big crucifix.

Anonymous said...

Yes, being called a "mid-level decorator" is tragic.

Indeed.

Anonymous said...

It's not lazy; it's brilliant!

And, hey, we're in the midst of the holidays, so I say let's give our hard-working Decorno a little break!

gayhooker said...

Thanks for all the love...

Anonymous said...

Anyone know how in the heck I can get a bookcase thru a balcony? Would a plain ole moving co. have the hoisting equipment? Would I be able to rent it from somewhere? Has anyone done this? ...Haven't yet done the legwork, and would appreciate any 'Aha!' inducing advice. Thanks much!

Anonymous said...

If it's a valuable piece, I'd hire a carpenter or a furniture repair person to disassemble it and then later reassemble it for you. If it's a cheap one, I'd donate it to Goodwill and buy another.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the suggestion, I'll look into disassembling it. Definitely love it and it's a crucial part of the style I'm going for, so the donation thing is unfortunately off the table...

east side bride said...

You know I love you, right?

Decorno said...

Now I do. :)

Anonymous said...

Little princess wearing Loubs, big sis strapping Louis, grandma in flannels and in walks "gay hooker". You can't make this sh*t up! Ms. Webb needs to see a doctor for those menopause lapses in judgment.

Anonymous said...

You would think for the price of those guns, shoes, bags and crap scattered around the CDT crowd could have pitched in and bought granny a new sofa. Man, that thing was hard to look at. The flamingos didn't help either.

Sharon said...

As I have said before, you have a true gift in starting a lively discussion. You simply asked, "What do you want to talk about today?" and look what fun we've all had!

Sharon said...

PS
I think I might Zazzle.com myself a "I heart Gay Hooker" tee shirt. Anybody else want one?

Sharon said...

PPS
Correction. Tee would read "gayhooker" not "Gay Hooker". I'd hate to look like a gayhooker idiot.

us said...

Will you think hard and see if you have anything to add to my latest post?
http://holyhudson.blogspot.com/2010/01/my-biggest-design-or-renovation-mistake.html

I want to gather helpful, funny stories from as many bloggers as possible. I feel like you think long and hard about your decisions (and have a pretty enviable budget)so you may have avoided any royal f'ups. But maybe you have something to contribute?

Happy 2010 BTW!

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