Posts Tagged ‘maroon’

“The murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums.”

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Above: db Bistro, now closed. Overrefined corporate decor, dreary and visually bleak. New York in the 80s?

“The murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums.” ~ Peter de Vries, 1977

Vancouver is overrun with restaurants blighted not just with notably bad art but also with a type of generic commercial decor that makes you want to throw cutlery.

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This town isn’t big enough for the three of us.

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Seen in the lobby of the Hotel Monaco, Washington, DC. We gathered here for a drink, and I couldn’t get past this United Nations of design in the corner. Sorry about the photo, which exhibits that unique iPhone lack of any photographic excellence whatsoever.

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