Thursday, December 8, 2011

Dumb

I like looking through Elle Decor magazine, but sometimes the stuff designers come up with just makes me laugh. IN A BAD WAY. Like this pic. Books stored on a staircase?! WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IDIOTIC.

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It is pretty much as dumb as the idea of covering all books in the same paper for uniformity's sake.

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HELLO?!?!??! NO VISIBLE TITLES ON THE SPINES?!!??! That sure makes for an aggravating experience if you are trying to find a book. IDIOTIC! BOOKS AREN'T PROPS! Or they shouldn't be! And does everything have to match?! NO! GET A LIFE!!!!!

DUMB!!!!

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18 comments:

Trissta said...

Hahahaha, I totally agree with you on this one!!! You know, it's so simple to make things FUNCTIONAL. If you want your books to be pretty and uniform, buy books that are all the same color, for God's sake. ;) It's not like the people living in those houses are really gonna read them anyways. For me? The books on the staircase would just end up getting kicked to the bottom and getting their spines broken and then I'd get pissed at myself for putting them there to begin with. Can you imagine a midnight snack run and having to go down those things? It'd be like a freakin' obstacle course in the dark. Alllll bad news...

Much Love,
Trissta

Kellie said...

I would totally trip on those books on the stairs and break a toe or ankle or something. Not smart Elle.

girlunwinding said...

That first picture cracks me up! it's what my kids would do when I would tell them to take their stuff to their rooms. They would leave a trail on the stairs thinking half way was better than no way. NOT. Lazy designers.
Thanks for the snicker.
~Dawn

Heidi said...

As a child, I would "decorate" the staircase with my books (and my shoes, and whatever else I was too lazy to take upstairs). That's a total tripping hazard!

And yeah, if you want props - get something else. Don't insult books that way!

ajg-jane said...

I have never understood covering all the books with paper..clearly this is for someone who doesn't read! Double Dumb.

Morgan said...

I'm totally with you! As a bookworm these ideas are just dumb!

GFS said...

LOL...I am more entertained by your outrage than the books! LOL!

And who covers their books with a brown paper sack anymore? That's so "Abraham Lincoln."

LOL

Claire Kiefer said...

Wow. These are both absurd ideas. The books on the staircase would last about 5 minutes with me . . . before I tripped and broke my spine. As for the books covered in paper--WHAT?! That defies the very PURPOSE of books. Ridiculous.

Annabelle said...

I myself find the usage of live fruit, typically in cases and bowls, as ridiculous.

Like I have time to keep an eye on rotting decorations.

Caroline said...

Agreed!!!

Dancing Branflake said...

Haha! I would trip on those books like Bambi going down a mountain.

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

Well if I ever on purpose decide to break my neck I'll know how to go about it.

Kathryn said...

Let me guess...is it designs by Paris Hilton because my impression too would be an superficial idiot lived in this house. I wouldn't want them as a friend and would cringe if it were a co-workers.

Have to agree with you...the first one looks like it would be the staircase of an organized hoarder that ran out of space everyplace else as well as being a safety issue.

Only an airhead that doesn't read books would cover all the books to be the same color because they think it looks "fashionable" or "artistic". It makes whoever lives there look shallow and cares more about how things look than how things are.

cerebral e said...

If you're very unfit, you may need to stop every few stairs and sit down. The books are there so you don't get bored.

That staircase reminds me of my bed when I was in high school - I had so many books, schoolbooks and other crap on one side of the bed that I laid all squished up on the other side (and it was only a single bed)!

Lorena said...

True.
If my mom saw that first picture she would flip.
Flip is pissidom (is that even a word?).
Seriously she hates mess. She is the one to take my glass of water away from me while I am still drinking so she can put it in the dishwasher.

theSIREN said...

you effing CRACK me right up. which is totally contradictory to my whole new "dark side" thang. but whatevs. dont tell anyone. i'm still into black and death metal and cemetaries.

enough about me, this post is one of the funniest i've ever read. i really admire someone who can criticize things as well as you can. really.

十十f十 said...

shoes on the stairs is still passable, but that's cos i'm one who can tolerate or rather MUST live with mess (won't be able to live with lorena's ma w/o finishing her off first.. i'm kidding yet i'm not. i HATE it when my ma stashes things away while i need them where i can see them).

...love Maegan said...

bahahahahhahahaha you told them to get a life hahahahahahahah that's killing me. love it.