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Monday, July 13, 2009

I bet the housekeeper is on Xanax

What bothers you the most about glass-blowing god Dale Chihuly's dining room?

a. Nothing, it's fabulous!
b. It looks a hippie boardroom.
c. All those awful Chihulys.

25 comments:

Amy said...

B - seriously - those chairs do not look comfortable at all - looks more like a mental hospital cafeteria - that and just to get out of your seat to go to the bathroom if you are in the wrong chair could take an hour...I would decline an invitation to dine there...lucky I don't foresee an invite

wool and misc said...

C- love the chairs, but lose the lamps.

Ps welcome back! You were sorely missed.

David said...

I'm usually in the "Chihuly is overexposed" camp, but I really kind of like them here.

Jesselyn said...

B but also D - The room feels sort of bland which is really bizarre, but also, who actually needs that big of a dining room table in their hous?

Kate said...

Is he really really popular or is it this normal and i should raise my game a little? I thought 6 chairs was kind of generous for my dining table.... Billy no mates thats me.

lucitebox said...

Kate--I thought the same thing. Is this the normal set up for his dining room? How would one make it intimate when dining with say, 6 or 8? Or is there a separate room for that?

Geez. Why don't I get invited to his parties? Clearly everyone else in the world does.

Decorina said...

I have a couple of those Eames chairs - and for armless chairs they are pretty comfortable. That said I liked the comment about it looking like the dining room in a mental institution - with the glass personifying the night terrors for each mental patient. I think it is horrible.

Anne (in Reno) said...

I can't say I love it but he did an exhibit at the Botanical Garden in Phoenix and it was absolutely the perfect venue for his insane stuff, right in there with all the insane cacti. It gave me a new appreciation for the guy.

Not here, though. Too creepy.

Alison said...

a + b = a fabulous hippie boardroom in my book!

nkp said...

I once saw this on a television special about the man and his studio. He's a strange fish, to say the least. I like the table and the chairs. But not that many in one space. Institutional is spot on. As for the glass fixtures, one would make a statement, so many and they just become overwhelming.

fromtherightbank.com said...

Because I live in Seattle, I can't say anything bad about the Chihuly. I think there's a local law or sumpin' . . .

Awesome Sara said...

those lamps!! eeeek!!! no.

karly / design-crisis.com said...

I guess it makes sense to have your work on display though out your home and, even though it's not my taste, I can respect his craft. But moderation is a term any artist should take to heart.

Oh, so my answer is both B and C

Baglady said...

It looks like visitor time as some weird hippy prison. Bizarro.

urbansardines said...

just found your blog. Hilarious! Thanks for a good laugh!

urbansardines said...

BTW, do you know Moggit? Also truly hilarious. It's hard to make design funny, very impressed with you gals who can!

Linda/"Mom" said...

* IMHO it looks like a "play/finger-painting" space for little children who, after looking UP to the "glass explosion", will go home with nightmares. Call me uncool, but...

Personally, if I were famous for some form of "creative talent", I BELIEVE none of it would be in my home (at least the "public areas"). I'd FEEL, that my GUESTS would THINK, that I had them there to look at, fall in love with and BUY before the coffee n' brandy were served! (And IMHO, that means "Ewwww"....)~

Being "honest" has it's price-tag, & I certainly hope he does NOT read these comments, truthful as they are. I DO believe "beauty I*S in the eye of the beholder" after all, and NO ONE wants to ever hurt anyone's feelings!

Best,
Linda in AZ *

Camilla @ Designalogue Blog said...

I kinda like it all......but just not together.

sherri said...

is this an effed up, new age family-style restaurant?

Robin said...

Ditto Anne in Reno, I saw the Chihuly exhibit at the AZ Botanical and they were wonderful there. As they say, there's a time and place for everything and in the desert at dusk is his time & place. Precariously dangled over the asylum cafe table, not so much.

House of Slappy said...

Not bad but would definitly be more special on a more smaller and intimate scale (i.e. 8 vs. 80). Whoa.

ks said...

all i can think of are bits of glass in my food.
and trying to get that table into my house.
neither seems like a good idea.

Raina said...

Hello to UrbanSardines and to KS - welcome to this deliciousness!

Brooke said...

His spin-art conceptual drawings on the wall are actually worse than the glass hanging above if you've ever seen them, though I do actually covet his entire home on Lake Union.

I used to hate him but then I heard a story from a really ballsy co-worker who asked him what was under the eyepatch - and he flipped it up, popped out his glass eye, and showed him his empty eye socket. Bitch is cra-zee.

Raina said...

Hello Brooke and welcome. And thanks for sharing that bit - I LOVE stories like that!