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4.27.2009

If These Walls Could Talk


Source: Paule Hellstern for The New York Times

JOY: So, there are a lot of things that bother me about this kitchen—including the tile that goes all the way to the ceiling.
JANET: Yeah— the tile is probably the least of my worries if I step in there. Which I probably wouldn’t. That giant spider scares the hell out of me.
JOY: 'Tarantula' light fixtures - they're all the rage now.
JANET: Dare I ask who this kitchen belongs to?
JOY: Wayne Coyne, of the Flaming Lips.
JANET: Who?
JOY: Man, you’re out of the loop. The Flaming Lips. The Band?
JANET: Still nuthin’.
JOY: Whatever. Cool band, bad kitchen.
JANET: I can concur with kitchen bit, at least. But that floor. Just really… not good.
JOY: Linoleum. Don’t understand why it’s making a comeback.
JANET: Perhaps it’s the original floor.
JOY: Mm. What about the flea-collar'd cat?
JANET: I was wondering when you’d get to that.
JOY: It’s on the table. And it’s scratching itself. I gotta say, I don’t like that.
JANET: Yeah, well. Whatever. Cats do that sort of thing. But listen, I know that people don’t like upper cabinets in their kitchens these days, but I don’t know. Here the absence of them makes the whole room seem a little… off. Or maybe it’s that the only window I see is way too tiny. It’s starting to feel very ‘institutional’. What do you think?
JOY: I’m bored.
JANET: Aaaaaaaaaaaaand we're done.

5 comments:

  1. A) tiles to ceiling? fine
    b) tarantula lamp? love on top of love! (one of my favorites, from moooi)
    c) cat on table? obviously you've never owned cats- try keeping them from anywhere they want to go...

    leaving us with the real tragedy of the photo: the cabinets. looks like assemble-it-yourself office furniture for staples- the stain is dreadful. somebody paint that sh*t- STAT!

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  2. It's not fair to judge someone's decorating when it was done under the influence of antibiotics for their flaming lip condition :- x

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  3. Actually, my cats have never gone on the table (when I'm home) but then again, my cats don't have to worry about what they might step in on the floor of a subway kitchen!

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