Thursday, March 3, 2011

Discuss.




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33 comments:

Appletree said...

the stairwell, I like. The rest? no thanks.

Sidney said...

Not so bad. Not bad at all. Wasn't liking the way it's all mashed together though. Clutter-Clutter-Clutter!!(singing) Did LOVE that naked bottom picture over the T O I L E T. Pleasantly surprised. I thought it was going to be more "crafty with nuts and bolts" junk.

Snezana said...

I loved the light fixture "made from a clutch of ceiling socket adaptors" and 90 per cent of everything else.

All that grey paint, though... too much for me.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was interesting and fun. They don't seem to take themselves too seriously. Overall, cool, fun place -- especially, I imagine, for the kids!

MadHat said...

I made one of those light fixtures from socket adapters for my dining room. I am running right to FB to post that photo for all the people who said "WTF is that? when they come to my house". Thank you Decorno-- not that I need approval.. not at all.

The rest of the story is interesting... but sometimes I feel these people take their crap a bit too seriously. Am I just being bitter because their crap is deemed niceer than my crap?

Grant K. Gibson said...

I kind of love it. It looks like someone actually lives there and that people think outside of the box in an artistic/creative way.

It's always the same light fixture in every design magazine- or the same sofa- over and over again. This has soul and says- you know what- I am different and this expresses my lifestyle- so there.

I would much rather see a design that is unique and personal vs. what we keep seeing over and over again everywhere (doesn't the mass produced/expected stuff) just get boring after a while?

Perhaps this isn't "safe" design. Would I want to live in this space? Maybe not. But THAT is so what I love about it. It isn't about me and my personal style- it is about this family and what works for them.

R said...

Tiny art in front of giant art? Ova dripping from the ceiling? Other buttocks besides mine in the bathroom? No thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I agree with Grant Gibson!
I love the uniqueness of it all. It inspires me to want to think outside the box. Its fresh and interesting. I love to read design blogs but honestly when you see the same stuff all the time it just boring!!! Design blogs should inspire you to take an idea and add your own twist to it not copy every trend you see.

Love your blog! Your totally real!

Andrea

Anonymous said...

I like the second two.

balsamfir said...

I really hate the lamps in front of the mushroom painting. If you don't like the painting, don't hang it. I know this can work if they're little special lamps and a really big painting, but the idea that the shade is a mushroom, ... not for me. The other two rooms I'm neutral on. The last one is so cropped that I think its unfair to give an opinion.

Debra said...

I like it, there is personality and soul in it and it's not serious, it looks fun but yet sophisticated.

Quatorze said...

I love it, limited means and two young boys means wit over dollars, and these two are very witty. It is a home where the children's friends will be in awe. I love people with wit and imagination to turn trash into treasure, or at least into working items that have style and personality. I also love people who can take precious objects and use them in a laissez-faire way, so that we see these things in a new light. The French are innately masters at this trick, an 18th century fire gilt clock with a bunch of found stones clustered at its base; a magnificent crystal chandelier, too tall to hang in the center of a room, nestling in a corner and inviting us into its magic.

Quatorze said...

I love it, limited means and two young boys to raise means wit over dollars, and these two are very witty. It is a home where the children's friends will be in awe. I love people with wit and imagination to turn trash into treasure, or at least into working items that have style and personality. I also love people who can take precious objects and use them in a laissez-faire way, so that we see these things in a new light. The French are innately masters at this trick, an 18th century fire gilt clock with a bunch of found stones clustered at its base; a magnificent crystal chandelier, too tall to hang in the center of a room, nestling in a corner and inviting us into its magic.

Anonymous said...

It's fine, for them.

mary said...

I love these spaces. The choices of various gray tones is fantastic (it is very hard to get just the "right gray" and this home has several "perfect grays"--the unique qualities of this home that meets the needs of little boys and adults are great. I love the table that turns into a "fort" (or whatever a child can imagine) with window shades. The only detail that I did not like was the lamps in front of the mushrooms and I have seen the "clutch of electrical fittings" configured as a chandelier before.

Anonymous said...

Yeah- no.

Penelope Bianchi said...

see the guy in the check shirt?

That is my opinion!

(anonymous who reprimands has got my tongue!)

Just look at the kid in the checked shirt.

that is my opinion of this. There is a word my mother had for it.....I will share it later.

Penelope Bianchi said...

see the guy in the check shirt?

That is my opinion!

(anonymous who reprimands has got my tongue!)

Just look at the kid in the checked shirt.

that is my opinion of this. There is a word my mother had for it.....I will share it later.

Penelope Bianchi said...

oh I forgot to say. t o i l e t . edit. eliminate.

oh dear. no sign.

Penelope Bianchi said...

the naked bottom I loved......looks like Marcel Vertes! an artist I collect! LOVE that!

Anonymous said...

No

Anonymous said...

what about the kid?

Magnus said...

Is Peneloopy drunk? I'm trying to understand her disjointed comments. As for the featured house, it's creative and not cookie-cutter. Nice to see a family that is creating things rather than just copying things.

MoreSkinnyDays said...

I think the first caption is a little misleading. The decor, at least as indicated from the remaining photographs, is not "found." Everything is purchased--from an antique store, a regular store, an estate sale, or Paris flea market. The few "found" items are accents, not unlike our matchbooks or corks. It's a fun and creative style and I like the greys, it's just not recycled or found as the into suggests.

Penelope Bianchi said...

Look at the expression on the kid's face in the checked shirt.

I felt when I saw this just like the kid who lives there......(who has a checked shirt on!) I felt confused.....he looked confused.......

He doesn't look happy to me. Does he look happy to you?
Perplexed........perhaps. He lives there!

what I really love is that you, Decorno, show it.....and we discuss!! The NYTimes......is all over the place.....and seeming very strange lately.

I prefer peaceful. I did love the picture of the naked female bottom. Looked like Vertes to me!
I love original and unusual spaces.......but I found this one disturbingly making a point ........"NOT NORMAL!!" It felt like that to me!

Anonymous said...

seconded on mary loving that table/fort ... it's the sneakily creative ideas that rock, not the in-your-face-look-i-made-this stuff

Alayna said...

Aw, man. I thought I would dislike it but instead I loved it! It's so weird but inviting. I wasn't sure how I could put the feeling into words but I think Grant Gibson and Quatorze really hit the nail on the head.

Penelope Bianchi said...

I do not, not, not like this house!!

You know...... I get confused by all the things out there now, Decorno.

I know everyone says... "Crazy Pen". It is a joke to them!!

That boy in the checked shirt.... I understand him. He is calm, but, perplexed. That is how I feel, some days.

When everything is whirring around too fast..... a crazyiness! ....

Anonymous said...

"Crazy Pen", our confusion is not due to the fact that you don't like this house. It's that you can't seem to articulate that in a clear manner. The boy in the checkered shirt looks like every kid who would rather be doing something other than getting his picture taken again and again, not like some deeply troubled youth who is confused by the decorating choices his parents have made.

Grant K. Gibson said...

Korakia just might be THE perfect wedding location.

reclamationdesign@yahoo.com said...

They make stuff out of other stuff ... Got it ??

Anonymous said...

They make stuff out of other stuff.

No. The opposite is true.

US Communities Furniture said...

I love the stairwell, the colors and lovely photos. Thanks for sharing.