Debbie Downer

9.11.2012



Do any of you remember the SNL skit "Debbie Downer?"  There are photos I see here and there and immediately think of something negative.  Here are a few examples.
Jonathan Adler's bedroom from AD

I see and think "Wow.  This bedroom is amazing.  But that round feathery thing (Juju headdress) over the bed would be a giant dust collector, and it's directly over the bed!"

Todd Events

I see this photo and think "Oh my goodness.  This table is amazing -- just look at those gorgeous blue and white vases with the dragons, but however does one converse with the guests across the table?"

Turtle Island, Fiji

My first thought here is "Where's the lady's room?!!"

I don't actually believe  that I'm a Debbie Downer.  Just a very practical lady.  I love that skit though, and thought it would be fun to add.  Do any of you have ideas like these as you peruse all the gorgeousness on blogs, Pinterest, etc.?


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16 comments :

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

I am wondering how they get back to land? Agree with you, Jennifer.
Happy Tuesday.
Teresa
xoxo

sybaritic stylist said...

OMG! Great post, I love a good laugh in the morning! BTW, love your practical thinking -- I need a bit more practical thinking in my life : ) ...xo Amal

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

Waaamp waaah...lol. I absolutely LOVED Debbie Downer...How she used to stare into the camera with that dead pan look. Haha.

I am *positive* my boy Johnny Adler has a very good purpose for that dust brush above his bed...he does had wood paneling on his ceiling after all. I'm sure he keeps his pledge close by and pulls that duster right off the wall at a moments notice for some last minute touch ups!

And maybe those atrocious looking dead flowers have been stuffed into those gorgeous vases at a family gathering to keep the host from having to talk to her mother-in-law who is notorious for having tuna stuck in her dentures?

And the last scene looks like something you'd see from the set of "The Bachelor"...they've gotten so desperate at staging the forced proposal scenes that I would imagine by now they've got make the sets on a small floating island to keep the woman from fleeing the obnoxious drunk suitor...

Just sayin...

Great finds. I'm going to be looking at photos in an entirely new light today! hahahah

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Too funny. I looked at that last one and thought, "better not have too much wine." and wonder how in the heck do row/steer that thing? Is there an Evinrude on the other side? Yes, I think things like that all of the time.

My Crafty Home Life said...

Debbie...I mean Jennifer, I am always wondering about picture staging. Usually I think..."who eats that..or really dresses like that?" I always love the {keeping it real} posts. Fun post.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

HAHAHAHAHA where do you get on and off of that romantical dinner date floating raft?!

i happen to love the JuJu hats. But now I will always think of them as dust collectors!

Albertina || MimosaLane said...

I'm the same way!!! Those feathery things are so in, everyone has/wants one and all I can think is dust collector!! And I see all those vignettes of styled bookcases with shoes in them?? I'm like what? who would realistically put shoes in their bookcases....Thank you for bringing this up!

Raina Cox said...

I think you have a new post series!

Nicole Scott said...

All the time!! But hey, pretty can't always be practical:)

Lisa said...

You are so right. I have seen that photo of the blue and white china many times and always think how in the heck do you see the people across the table. I would love to see more real life photos out there.
The one that gets me crazy is a photo of twin beds suspended from the ceiling by ropes!! can you imagine the injuries and damage that would occur when kids used them? I have visions of one swinging so high it blows out the window or goes through the drywall!!

sjr said...

LOL, I dragged a blue and white juju feather thingee back from Africa last year and had it up a month and took it down because it freaked me out having it over my bed and then I couldn't figure out where to put it so its been residing in the black hole of my basement for the past 10 months! I think Raina is right, you need to do a new series:)

Jessie said...

Fun post! Most of the time, I don't really think too much on the practical side of a gorgeous image because I just want to soak up the beautiful inspirations. If I focus too much on the practical side of a design, it's hard for me to study the design details. But I do get what you mean.... :)

Keep these fun posts coming!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Laurie Jones said...

Most of the time I don't try to look at the impractical things that may be going on in a design photo practical is for my house but a beautiful photo of a beautiful space is just that to me it's fun to not over analyze and just enjoy it for what it is!

The Pink Pagoda said...

Ha! I really think they can look amazing, but with the allergies we have in our house I just don't see it as an good option! I bet yours is gorgeous!

The Pink Pagoda said...

Whoa. I haven't seen that one. It sounds just crazy!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

LOL. Totally agree. I think of those things too. Most of the time I say under my breath 'no way they really live in that room'. Love that skit too btw. :)

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