Tag Archives: I don’t get it

Remember when…

…it was the ’80s and you could buy espadrilles almost anywhere for less than $10?

Aren’t these cute?

You can buy them HERE. For $48.

I’m sure that the craftsmanship is far better than that of the espadrilles I used to buy on street corners… But at the end of the day, you’re wearing baskets on your feet. No matter how well made they are, one puddle and your cute kicks are trashed.

Alternatively titled: When I Realized that I Am Far Too Old And Practical.

Am I The Only One Who Finds this a Little, Um…

I saw this in House Beautiful (a full page dedicated to it no less) and well…there really aren’t any words…


Couldn’t find anything about it online other than gushing fan reviews on Amazon. I’m not questioning taste or expertise (I’ve only seen the three pictures in HB), but I do find the cover rather, um…again – I’m at a loss.

The book title isn’t great either. I think a more accurate one would be “Fun With Decorating on a Multi-Billion Dollar Budget.”

Is that mean? Or just painfully uniformed about this obscure facet to a mega star’s many talents? Either way – I’m still speechless.

Cool Looking Staircase, but…

(click picture for source)

…it probably won’t work for people who:

1. Have children under the age of 18.

2. Have grandchildren.

3. Have friends with children.

4. May possibly have a child in their house for more than 10 seconds.

5. Sometimes have grandma come to stay.

6. Indulge in a drink every once in a while.

7. Wear socks around the house.

8. Wear heels.

9. Like to slide down the bannister (does anyone ever do that anymore?)

10. Want to sneak up on an intruder in their living room.

11. Experience extreme paranoia about weight gain.

Okay – so the list can go on…but seriously, it’s just an accident waiting to happen.

Nice to look at though.

I Don’t Get It (June 11, 2009)

Here via here.

I know – it’s a little out of my comfort zone. So I’m probably not the best judge… But I just don’t understand why this room would be featured in a magazine.I have always LOVED yellow. Even when I was a little girl. In fact, I once told my mother that “every room needs a touch of yellow.” And I still think so. A splash of yellow instantly lightens my mood. But not so much here.

Look – I’m all for the accent pillow. But those looks like big pats of butter. Maybe if they were in different prints – something bold and graphic… Anything would be better than all of that solid yellow.

And the thing hanging from the ceiling? I find it creepy…it brings to mind The Blair Witch Project. But it does work well with the stump-like things that I think are supposed to serve as coffee tables. Not that I’d risk resting a beverage on any of them.

I have admitted before that modern interiors don’t usually speak to me – but I can appreciate a well appointed room. Perhaps if this one didn’t look so stuffed full of white upholstery…a less crowded arrangement would make better use of the light. Then maybe it would hold more appeal for me.

No – I’d still hate that twig thing. Though at the very least, I’d take a “to each his own” attitude.

But hey – this “expert” opinion comes from someone with no design background and a house furnished primarily in hand-me-downs from generous parents…so it doesn’t hold very much weight. What about you? What do you think?

Disclaimer: I promise that in future, I will spew my amateur opinions as infrequently as possible since this is not a site devoted to critique (and uninformed critique at that). But every once in a while I will feel compelled to do this. When I do though, I will always invite the real experts to speak up and set me straight.