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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A typical design meeting at Anthropologie

Safari Study pillow, Gazelle.  $88.

Anthropologie Head of Design - Home:

*takes a long slurp from his Starbucks Trenta MochaChocaLatte*

"Soooooooo.  Pillows.  Spring 2011."

*takes another long slurp*

"Quick - name me seven home decor trends we've beaten to death in the past four years!"


Various and assorted Assistant and Associate Designers - Home:

"Antlers!"

"Words!"

"Cursive words!"

"Moody photography!"

"Ikat!"

"Pom poms!"

"Vaguely exotic but not too scarily ethnic!"


Anthropologie Head of Design - Home:

"Rad.  Now can we wrap all that up in one throw pillow?"

49 comments:

Appletree said...

nailed it.

Kristen said...

hilarious.

Kate said...

Sick.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

oh...that's good.

shaynna said...

Like a scene from an old Absolutely Fabulous episode - love it!!

the mrs said...

You forgot the part where they decided they would charge nearly $90 for this madness. I can price gouge myself, Anthropologie!

my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you said...

yes you nailed the hell out of that one.
genius.
and yes, you did forget where the slurpy douchebag says...make sure someone poor makes it and then charge 400 dollars for it.

Design Junkie said...

Spot on. Pathetically.

nkp said...

And they did.

And it was bad. (really bad)

The end.

Debi Altbergs said...

total fug!

alison@MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Have I mentioned that you're brilliant?
OK, just checking.

eileen said...

Word.

And don't forget to stuff it with polyester fiberfill so it's totally uncomfortable, too.

Kerry said...

I reckon the intelligence services could use your skills of deduction :)

quintessence said...

Hysterical!! And probably overpriced!

Anonymous said...

Ha ha. Perfect.

Robin said...

If this is the finished product, can you imagine how ugly the prototypes were?

sarah, flourish design + style said...

can I swear now?!

Raina said...

Kristen, shaynna, and the mrs - Hello to each of you and welcome to this deliciousness!

Sarah - Swears are always encouraged here.

Savvy Gab said...

the world would be boring without you.

Interior Design Musings said...

I swear I bet it did happen like that. LOL. M.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Ok, love you -- way too much for my own good ;)

Hate that wannabe Peter Beard pillow. Totally agree re the Anthro pow-wow -- bet it's just like that.
Wish they'd hire me!

Cheers, Alcira

nerochronicles.com

Julie @ Chapman Interiors said...

What's worse???! They will sell it!! Lots of em!! (anddd Rainaface. Your comment was so sweet today :)

Karena said...

I really miss Absolutely Fabulous, my daughter hooked me on it..

We always wonder how those Brainstorming meetings go!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Valéry Lorenzo said...

Peter Beard !!!

susie q said...

You nailed it. They are probably now working on the curtain and duvet versions. And laughing all the way to the bank.

Bromeliad said...

Hilarious. I totally did not see the pom poms.

Raina Cox said...

Valéry Lorenzo - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Yep, that's it in a nutshell. I mean pillow.

dwr said...

Those gazelle eyes look murderous, and like they'd follow you around the room.

erin@designcrisis said...

This just made my morning!

Rex Kelly said...

Yikes...that pillow is oogly.

Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

You nailed it.

alamodestuff said...

Funniest thing I've read today. And, spot on! Thanks for the laugh!

Designers' Brew said...

apparently they now have a bridal line called BHLDN. Death By Ruffles would be a more appropriate name.

http://www.bhldn.com

Tara said...

HA! too funny Raina.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

You are hilarious, it's as if they ate all those words only to regurgitate it up on a pillow. Won't be running out to purchase that one & if I did, I hope I get hit by a bus.

Kristin said...

1. That is a Thompson's gazelle, not a gemsbok. WTF.
2. They have horns, not antlers. :/

Dane said...

You are fucking hilarious and that is one fugly pillow.

bubusu said...

I bet it was like that, explains a lot :) Anyway I love Anthropologie

VisuaLingual said...

Hilarious! Now, put a bird on it!

Felicity said...

So very true!

xx Felicity

Mrs Woog said...

You know I am becoming obsessed with you right. You are a fucking genius. x

maison21 said...

you're too clever, miss raina.

Louise (Table Tonic) said...

You could put a pom pom on a poo and I would put it on my couch and admire it. Love the little suckers. And they justify everything that's wrong with that cushion, making it rather bearable... Ya know?

Yours,
Deprived, Down Under

Louise (Table Tonic) said...

Am I going to get stoned (the bad kind) by the Lampshaders for that comment?

Raina Cox said...

Michelle Engel Bencsko, alamodestuff, VisuaLingual, and Felicity - Hello to each of you and welcome to this deliciousness!

Louise (Table Tonic) - Lord no! I own a ton of Anthro stuff myself, but every once in while they go off the twee end.

Arne Salvesen said...

WICKED. Your sense of humour tickles me. Thank you.

I Have To Have It said...

It needs some chevron, duh!

Raina Cox said...

I Have To Have It - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!