I am a process of elimination kind of gal, especially when it comes to design. I see so many beautiful things, it’s faster for me to tell you what I don’t like. When design goes bad, I do one of two things. I either keep my mouth shut and keep on walking or burst out in a fit of Oh. My. Gawd. What. The. Fug. giggles.
I’m not a design snob. I swear. OMGWTF moments don’t happen everyday, but it would be so much fun if they did. They are what help you find balance and make decisions and make you laugh.
I don’t think design has to be expensive to be beautiful. There is as much pretty at IKEA as there is at well, wherever. I argue that good taste doesn’t have a price point, but good construction does. Anywho, we aren’t talking specifically about construction today–which is muy importante–but about looks.
Yes, you read that right. We are being superficial. Come on in. The water is fine!
For your viewing pleasure, I give you a few of the fugliest bad furniture design concepts I’ve seen this year. Keep in mind, it’s early March; there are lots of bad design days left on the calendar and if you’re the one who designed it, I apologize in advance. This is only one woman’s opinion and, like arseholes, everybody’s got one. Now, suck it up and go make something pretty.
I can’t with this combo of structured and slouchy:
It’s too low, too deep and will look sloppy in a matter of minutes months. Don’t ask what I think about the flat pillows. Gah! If you’re going to do that, why have pillows at all?
You may think this drapery is a good idea. It isn’t:
Froofy, poofy dust magnets, that’s what they are. Really, there’s just too much…muchness.
If you didn’t wear Moon boots in 1970, don’t sit on them in 2013:
Honestly? Look at the photo in the photo. It looks bad in black too. There is a lot going on–all those segments!–and none of it’s good. I’ve been staring at it, waiting in vain for popcorn to come spilling out. Now I’m hungry and that just makes me mad, but I digress.
Back to my process of elimination tendencies: I’m up for trying just about anything once. If I don’t like it, I always say, “At least I never have to do that again,” but if I do, it’s game on, Sister!
Take certain roller coasters for example. If it’s fun, we’re getting a Fast Pass and lining up to ride it over and over until we puke. If it’s made of wood, I’m. Not. Getting. On. Let’s just say it’s because termites and wood don’t mix. Add a fast moving train loaded with passengers and…
I came across one showroom I will never have to go into again:
It’s not my favorite.
But then again, it is. There aren’t many places where you get this much bang for the fug buck:
Which may be an unfortunate way of putting it, because this looks like it belongs in a brothel. Or in Barbara Eden’s bottle. Same, same.
The legs, the velvet, the tufting, the fur, the chairs, the rug…OMG. What. The. Fug?
He’s going to be mad at me for linking his name to this particular post, but I think it proves one of famed architect Rem Koolhaas’ best points, ever. I’m paraphrasing here, but it goes something like this:
How do you know beautiful if you have not seen grotesque?
Now you know.
If you think I’m off base, yell at me in the comments. I publish everything but spam. It’s the only thing more unattractive than than this furniture. Hugs if you’re the one who designed it.