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Posted on 08/27/2010 6:32:07 AM PDT by Rashputin
That was almost two years ago, when designers and copywriters thought they saw a hot new trend to ride. Youd think by now they were ready for some Reagan-era sunny optimism, (or heck, even a little FDR-style sunny optimism) but what arrived in the mail yesterday was the greatest slab of retail Depression Porn Ive seen yet.
In the past, Restoration Hardware had a sort of Ralph Lauren approach to furniture and design. Walking into their Palo Alto store in particular is like visiting one of Ralphs stores: its the best of the mid-century past, but clean and shiny and stripped down and expensive. For hardware details and curios, its a great place to shop; I want to preface the rest of this post by saying I really like the place; a great deal of the accessories in my home, from the chrome numbers on the exterior of the house to the water glass holder in the master bath came from there.
Im just not sure what got into the water supply at corporate HQ this year, though. To tie it in with another post earlier this week on journalists, Rush noted that they seem to be writing for themselves these days, not for any sort of audience theyve written them off by spending the last two years describing three-quarters of America as racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, etc. (As I joked to my wife yesterday, do I want to watch MSNBC tonight and be called a racist, or CNN and be dubbed an Islamophobe
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Oh, and I've seen several Restoration Hardware locations that have closed recently. Hmm, imagine that.
There’s still some colorful items left on their clearance 50% section on their site - LOL
One of the comments on the original article here brought me to this site:
What a Hoot!!!
I actually like it, but I agree that it needs to be balanced with a lot more light and brass. OTOH, I really like steampunk themes and a lot of the RH stuff fits right into that.
The country is ‘ungovernable’ according to the ‘progressives’. People just don’t know what’s good for them. Until we can have the proper programs in place, ‘You have to break a few eggs to make an omlet’ so Stalin said. In other words, you have to tear it all down to build it back up in the ‘progressive’ image. “Just hold on it’ll get better” as they used to say in Russia. FOR SEVENTY YEARS!!!
I love it. Thanks for the link.
I’m dying here...that site is a riot - I’m on page 10 - going for all of them....
Genghis was sorely disappointed to learn that breaking out of
the white acrylic bubble was merely step one in his escape.
lol - Yes! Great one.
I've been laughing out loud for over thirty minutes....not appropriate office etiquette.
My mother is an interior designer. I have to show her this.
Thanks much for the link.
My mouse right clicker is busted or I’d be posting some here too - these are over the top riot - sets smug watching to a new level above south park.
(The one with the cat on the couch with the sun pillow put me on the floor in tears:)
With her eyes closed, water tickling the tips of her fingers, she could
conjure memories of a time before the bomb, before the zombies.
Flipping the pages hurriedly, he sensed that the potted plants were advancing. :):):)
That ‘belgian linen’ that they use for everything from upholstery to curtains to bed linens looks just like sackcloth. Old rusted cabinet for the bath, (zoom in).
Oh, I loved the “hand welded steel” in the description of the cabinet. That make it esstra special. Automated welds are soooo 20th century, daaaling.
That's only "rusted" to the unsophisticated and uninitiated. To the true cognoscenti, it is "antiqued" or "distressed".
To be specific, I like their airplane fuselage chairs, several of their Edwardian-styled lamps, their propeller decorations, and some of their desk chairs as long as I don't need to sit in them for any period of time. I agree that their upholstery might look to some like it was pulled out of an old grain mill, although when you see it up close it is clearly much more rugged than that.
Wasn’t that hilarious? To me it just pointed out how pretentious most of modern architecture really is.
I suppose the little blue dot says, “You are Here.”
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