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2.3.06

yum (chandy love)

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i have a new petite neon chandelier in my house and i'm loving it. i'm sure some of you will think it's hideously tacky, but i think it's fabulous. we put it in the hallway because the light can be a bit cold and it's more fun to use as an accent piece than as a main source of lighting. thanks to my buds at lite brite neon for installing it [thanks cedar, matt and bean!]- it's so fun. i'm going to put up a small baroque ceiling medallion to contrast the super modern lines. wee!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

just visited the neon website.
talk about pricey...
hmmm.

1:26 PM  
Blogger ematoma said...

it IS tacky, but it surely makes a statement! Besides, everyone has a little tackiness in them, otherwise the house would look like a showroom of sorts.

1:49 PM  
Blogger katie said...

I love it!!!! Great contrast of the modern and baroque. I think this is super fun.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Erin T said...

I think it's fun!

2:00 PM  
Blogger Lena said...

i like it!

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyones standards lower a little bit....when they don't have to pay for it.

1 free glowing chandelier in exchange for a shameless plug.

I'd say its a fair trade.

2:03 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

thanks! the second i put this up i was like, ooh! i hope no one says anything too mean- i love my little chandy! ah the perils of the internet...

;) d*s

2:04 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

ok my response disappeared for some reason.

to anon: man you caught me. i get everything for free. mwahaha- it's my evil plan and i'm a horrible person who takes money for posts.

do you think someone would actually pay over 2k for a blog post?

a) my ads don't even cost that much

b)i don't take gifts, money for posts or anything of the sort. no writer does (well, no writer with class)


it's easy to lob an accusation like that with no facts when you get to post anon, isn't it?

(ps: i dont let anyone lob accusations like that against anyone without facts, but i figured i'd leave this up and address it, since it was lobbed at me. when this happens and another designer is accused i always let the designer/etc respond and make the accuser produce facts. it's easy to try and discredit someone when you can just hit send and spew whatever dribble you want)

d*s

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for you d! The thought never occurred to me that you would take $ for a post - but I'm glad you addressed it. I think the chandelier is fab! Reminds me of Keith Haring - good/bad?

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you pay $2400 for this chandelier? Considering you post daily how everything is "out of your price range" I have a hard time believing you dropped over 2k for hallway light.

I don't think its evil. But let's call it what it is.

2:27 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

it may be out of my price range, but not ac's.


;)

d*s

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Canadian Fan said...

Oh d*s - you truly do have it all. A man you love who buy's you decadent chandeliers and a cool job to boot.
Well done!

3:01 PM  
Anonymous Ms Megan said...

Give it to him d*s!!! You can handle his punches, to bad for him you fight back!

3:17 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

i don't want to "give it" to anyone, just explain that i don't take money or goods for posts.

also, ac reminded me that when we bought this a year ago (we just installed it, i know, pathetic) that it was closer to 1k, not 2.

d*s

3:20 PM  
Blogger snarkbait said...

soooo cute, grace!!!

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

um. it says the chandeliers start at $2400. did you really spend THAT much? i like it but.... blogging must be very good to you. could you comment on what you paid? thanks.

3:34 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

please see the comment above...

d*s

(ps: mine is also much smaller than the ones on the website)

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the comments for this post turned ugly fast. it seems that your viewership wants you to be "of the people," and here you show them another side. i don't think they like that side of you. who is this sugar daddy? are we all supposed to know?

3:41 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

anon, welcome to my comments section. this happens every once in a while.

my "sugar daddy" is my boyfriend (most readers know him because i mention ac frequently). we split a purchase (that was less than it costs now) and people freaked out. it happens. welcome to d*s.

ps: i don't think spending $1,000 on lighting makes us not "of the people" though. from the results of my reader survey, i spend less than most people do on lighting, furniture, etc. albeit i don't NORMALLY spend this much on a single piece, i saved up for a while...

;)

d*s

3:46 PM  
Anonymous ralph said...

I love neon. My great-uncle blew neon for a living when I was a kid, so it has some personal resonance for me. I always wondered what happened to the neon sign my great-uncle made for my grandfather to hang in his bar....

(Oh, and Grace, don't know if you've noticed, but there's a small problem with your article template that's causing the permalinks to display the variable name rather than the variable value [comment time]. It's been a few years since I played with Blogger templates, but it looks like maybe there's a less-than symbol missing at the beginning of the permalink.)

4:18 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

yup, i'm on it ralph. thanks.

d*s

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't normally post on this site, but i think it's pathetic that people are responding so negatively (and personally) to this post. of course it's fine to not like the chandelier itself, but it's just too bad they have to stoop to such low levels - as if it's their business how much you paid for something!

4:38 PM  
Anonymous E said...

i was wanting to buy this too. i never checked the price. i will have to settle for this photo. everyone i showed the piece to didn't like it. glad someone does. altho not many in these comments do.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Vajra said...

I love the chandelier and I don't think it's tacky. It's an art piece as far as i'm concerned. I've spent prodigious amounts of money (for me) on paintings and other stuff which I really wanted and gladly feasted on rice and beans to make it possible. You go, girl! And cheers to ac who know a fabulous deal when he sees it...and I'm not referring to the chandelier.

Long live d*s and ac! And let's hear it for cedar, matt and bean!

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We've posted this way because there is so much commentary on this site about the cost of things. People (and this includes our hostess) have very strong opinions about the cost of the objects posted here and often the issue of cost overshadows whether or not the object is good, worth it, etc. When one is vocal about what may or may not be in one's price range or not, then one must expect others to be just as opinionated when one posts that they have just installed a quite expensive item.

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a bit conflicted about this chandellier. On one end I think it's a great and interesting idea. On the other end I think they went to easy on the form. They could have made this thing more special. But judgeing what their other work is it fits.

10:38 PM  
Anonymous memamc said...

The most interesting homes have a mix of the "high" and the "low" and that's what we are seeing in our hostess' home. The design-savvy yet budget-conscious often scrimp on some things to be able to afford quality on others. It's like a H&M dress with Jimmy Choos. If there are those who don't get that concept, oh well. And Anon - you weren't just "opinionated" about her decision to purchase, you accused her of pimping a brand for a payoff. So "let's call it what it is."

9:16 PM  
Anonymous swag said...

I think these neon chandeliers and candelabras are just fabulous. It's perfectly in line with the trend of recasting a classic form with modern material - as in the bourgie lamp, louis ghost chair, etc. Very fresh!

1:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love it! love all these kinds of things!

7:59 PM  

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