Posts Tagged ‘delusions of grandeur’

One of these things is not like the other.

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Things for your garden, from right to left: Roman column, menacing bird of prey statue fit for a military dictator, mass-produced standing stone with Chinese inscription, birdbath/fountain with peeing cupid and his parents, cartoon meteorite.

Acutally, this is neither a meteorite nor a fake. It’s a real, naturally occurring rock of some kind.

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This room is, believe it or not, a closet.

Friday, July 24th, 2009

This closet/dressing room is part of a townhouse on NYC’s West Side. The house was decorated by interior designer Samuel Botero in a mad eclectic mix of all possible ornate styles, including Egyptian Revival and Biedermeier and art deco, at his clients’ request. The rest of the place is very dark velvet/chairs with paws/animal print/excess, but then suddenly in the middle of it all there’s this bright fantastical room which actually transcends the general madness of the house and achieves something mythic.

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