Thursday, June 9, 2011

I try to be a good guest,



but I would totally want to punch you if I saw you about to brand your fucking steak at your next BBQ.

28 comments:

Harvey Millstein, CID said...

(Quickly hiding my "Harvey Millstein, Certified Interior Decorator" branding iron)

David said...

And you'd be justified. Good beef just needs a little seasoning, maybe some oscar sauce once in a while, never a monogram.

the quarter rat said...

If you're gonna start punishing people for their insecurities, you've got a mighty task ahead.

HOBAC said...

What a shame it's limited to 3 letters.

Nick @ Cupboards said...

Hilarious... and yes I agree. The question must be asked: Why did Williams Sonoma even think this was a good idea?

kate said...

you're still getting a "Decorno" branding iron for Christmas.

tinyDANCER said...

I blame Martha Stewart for this.

keroiam said...

PUHAHA! i wonder what else they're branding with that thing.

Janie said...

I thought it was a unique idea but agree with HOBAC that more letters would make it alot more fun.

Janie
Romantic Domestic

design citation said...

Oh, to have been a fly on the wall at that merchandising meeting.

Anonymous said...

Oh sorry...why does anyone still meat? I can't get beyond that aspect of this topic.

mary said...

Oops, I thought I was going to see DECORNO on the brand. But I do agree--really tacky.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps this is why "Williams Sonoma Home" is gone. GONE!!!

OVER.

Please just make a book of your comments and your blog posts...

It will be a winner!!

Penelope

penelopebianchi said...

"branding steaks" very bad idea.

Williams Sonoma Home....

Gone.

that is the good news!
you are correct.....terrible idea. Had I been on the board.....I would have shot it down!

Unfortunately.....mostly milquetoasts are asked to be on boards........and then they go.......downhill fast.

Entrepreneurs who are cocky and sure......do not want to listen to the elders who know business......it is different now. And really sad.

I learned to listen.......and learn......and still innovate!

Restoration Hardware is an exception!

what a guy!

And he was recognized my Mickey Drexler! very early on!

tinyDANCER said...

We biologically evolved to eat meat and as a species I don't see how we can unring that bell.

Anonymous said...

why does anyone still meat?

I love this so much. "Meat" as a verb.

orli said...

i'd be into some fun/funny decorative branding something or other...maybe something subtle, like a little peace sign

MoreSkinnyDays said...

A coworker once criticized me for writing my name in my books. "Oh, you're one of those," she said. I cannot imagine what she'd have to say about this.

The only thing that would make this worse are if the steaks were served at an engagement party bearing the couples' soon-to-be monogram.

Richie Designs said...

come on...
you know you want yours to say: WTF

A.J.Barnes said...

Yeap...I agree...that is unless it said 'eat me'...

Courtney said...

OH NO. it has happened. I have committed an official Decorno sin. I never thought I'd see the day....
(for the record, it was a present to my husband, in mostly an ironic way, and he loves it- much in the same way that men love to spell their name in the snow with pee).

witness:
http://bowdenisms.blogspot.com/2009/06/summer-of-love.html

Anonymous said...

Perhaps this is why "Williams Sonoma Home" is gone.

Penny: Why is this "news" nowhere on the Internet?

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Anonymous said...

PHS...Hey I graduated from Peru High School! Wished they served us steak branded like that!

drawer queen said...

Punch away. Well deserved.

Anonymous said...

Dear Penny,

June 15, and still no mention anywhere on the Internet that Williams Sonoma Home is "gone."

Anonymous said...

You're a better host. For serious.

Harv, come back to bed for cuddle time you naughty thing you.

Love,

Mommy E

Anonymous said...

Wasn't this invented for Texas? I thought they did this with everything.