Project Runway judge Nina Garcia often describes this or that design as being “very editorial,” meaning it will jump off a page and look good in her magazine. I can only assume that’s why Studio Pepe Heykoop‘s fugly Skin collection is featured in today’s Globe and Mail. If this ludicrous design from the Netherlands is available in Canada, Globe Style editor Danny Sinopoli is keeping the details to himself.
You can bet the chairs cost a small fortune, which further begs the question, what kind of slobbering trend addict would shell out hard-earned smack for something so intentionally unattractive? Get a load of the Martin Margiela chair, below, described on the Pepe Heykoop site as “dirty chique.” Need I say more?
I know the design set, those stylin’ guys and gals who couldn’t quite keep Toronto’s hipper-than-thou Ministry of the Interior afloat, will poo-poo my lack of sophistication . . . let them. I see novelties like these in trend bibles all over the internet and it makes me crazy.
I recently left a snarky comment on Remodelista about the Hockenheimer magazine and newspaper stool above. The blog editors shot me down, I guess they don’t appreciate having their “good” taste criticized. Apparently they like what Njustudio is up to, or maybe they just think this ridiculous stool is “editorial.” Yesterday, the site featured more Christo-inspired crap (rhymes with wrap), the Koushi Lamp by Mark Eden Schooley. And you can bet they’re not cheap. Give me a break . . . please.