Decorno wrote about it on Monday night and her headline read, Nick Olsen Is an Opium-Addicted Chinese Hooker. The woman is everything I aspire to, I swear. Anyhow, in Decorno-speak that's high praise.
I got in the first comment. It was one word. Hideous. I think it is really hideous. I get it, Olsen's making a name for himself and he's playing around with archetypes. While it might be clever, it's still ugly. I think my real objection to it comes from his use of all those gloss paints. Well, that and the clutter. But the gloss paint just kills me.
It photographs like a crime scene or a set from The Silence of the Lambs and living with it's no easier. Every flaw in that wood and plaster work is exaggerated by the sheen on those walls. It's awful.
An anonymous commenter left this a couple of comments after mine.
"Horrible," screamed the blogland zombies who want their Weinrib fabrics and their inspiration boards.Please. Yes, I'm a blogland zombie for saying that I think purposeful, studied ugliness is ugly.
What do you guys think?