is crazy, of course. I get a headache just looking at it. But I like the pendant lamp, lacquer console, and brass lamp. I don't hate the chairs (they could work for a shoot, but not my home, sista), the flokati rug is fine for some, and that zebra is, well we've all seen that zebra around lately.
Oh dear, look what I found. In case you think this is so passe, mira at this:
Both pictures above are courtesy (not really courtesy) of Jonathan Adler - CURRENT designer, bt-dubs. Funny, right. In fact, I think this might be a weekly column where I post pictures from the 1970's and then show how Jonathan Adler and Kelly Wearstler stole borrowed from them. Sure, we are all 'influenced' by past designers and styles but i'm not sure if this is loose reinterpreting. whatever. I have my two new books to keep me happy.
And to get you excited about the second book, "Successful Entertaining", i'll give you a little excerpt:
"Successful entertaining is a highly creative exercise in pleasing other people. It is an art worth mastering, and it is fun. A hostess must choose her guest list as she'd choose pearls of great price. Her food must be perfectly prepared, whether it's a snack or a banquet. And the whole affair must be given an atmosphere of 'stage setting' that the delights the guests' senses and keeps conversation going."
So that's why our collective moms are on anti-depressants. I particularly like the 'and it is fun' part. Being perfect is such a blast; and that doesn't exactly 'delight my senses', if you know what I mean.