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Monday, May 11, 2015

Your thoughts, please

Via Pinterest.

What are your thoughts on Mackenzie-Childs?

13 comments:

Kathy said...

....designed by H. R. Puffenstuff
(now I say this while admittedly owning a simple MC black and white check kitchen utensil holder) Homes chock full of it give me vertigo....but I'd take their wrought iron garden gate, as an unexpected bit of whimsy on the path to my backyard garden, in a NY minute.

wellfedfred said...

Well,darling, like so many other things, M-C is not what it once was. It was whimsical, edgy, amusing, strangely practical. The store on Madison Avenue was a delight, even the live chickens were black-and-white. Long gone. Sadly the founders, while creative, just couldn't run a business. The current owners mainly repeat watered down products. Even their "new" introductions look tired.

KElizabeth Spillman said...

Where whimsy meets ugly, explosively.

Pigtown*Design said...

I like some of their things, like their totally over-the-top Christmas wreaths, and some of their smaller pieces, but it's mostly too busy and twee for me.

My Interior Life said...

M-C always reminded me of Alice in Wonderland. Still does. It's just a LOT.

Debra Phillips said...

when this image appeared i thought "oh God, is that MC? yes, MC, i hate this line and they keep upping the ante.

ayeM8y said...

At first the whimsy was unusual and slightly charming. Now I imagine the Mad Hatter as a crazed, fey over the top decorator showing up with an armload of cracked teapots and candy coated swatches...

jason said...

oh, hell no.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

"Hate it" doesn't even begin...

Celeste said...

I say let us all have a tea party and pretend we are little girls again. What fun.....

Jessie said...

Whimsical, charming and fits perfectly in the world of Alice in Wonderland, sadly doesn't work for the rest of us.

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Gray said...

I say hideous, while gagging. The plain black and white stuff isn't too bad...but this! I met the actual MacKensie and Childs at the Atlanta Gift Market once and they told me the story of how they were forced out, etc etc....it ain't what it used to be...

Jacinta Arnold said...

The Raj.....vomited.