Sunday, March 18, 2007

Interior Designers Run Amok



The item pictured above, currently offered for sale by Ballard Designs, is called a "seashell topiary." Ballard Designs has taken a classic piece of garden design--the topiary, which is a plant that has been trimmed into a particular shape--and turned it into what resembles a freakish beehive hairdo that has been attacked by a swarm of killer hermit crabs. Bravo! Like most interior design disasters, you will notice that this item smacks of crafty creativity, is meant to be part of a themed room (indeed, you can also purchase a lovely matching seashell wreath), and has absolutely no function beyond provoking the occasional furrowed brow of a visitor. I hereby present it with Jeni's Award for Tackiest Design Item.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mad Scientist said...

Jeni, has your home been attacked by fugly decor?

3/27/2007 6:48 PM  
Blogger Jeni said...

No, fortunately not. I have instructed my cat Gergiev to fend off such horrors when I am away. Together, we have been successful in resisting such attacks. But you never know when they shall try some tricksy new offensive. Beware!

3/28/2007 1:21 PM  

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