I’m ignoring the awful interior design faux pas favorite of the twigs in a vase and focusing on that cheap-looking hanging lamp instead. I am all for ‘cheap and cheerful’ design (G-d knows my house has enough of it.)
But look at that bathroom. The square toilet, the black tiny mosaic tile, the specialty extra large rectangle sink and that designer ultra-thin faucet. The one slice of color with the red something-or-other in a dish by the toilet. Every piece in this room has been picked with the utmost of care. Even the awful twigs in a vase.
Ok, I know what you’re thinking… ‘What about those drab, dull, and boring shell pictures on the wall opposite the mirror?’ You know, I was really hoping you wouldn’t mention that, because I am purposely ignoring them as well.
Back to the lamp. I hate the limp cord attached to the holding cord. Why can’t they just design a cord where the electricity line is inside the holding line so that there doesn’t need to be that extra piece attempting (and failing) to look like a piece of the design? It looks cheap and it’s hung like an afterthought. ‘Oh crap, there’s no reading light by the toilet. Throw this up.’
I would much much rather have a chandelier there instead. Something like this:
Of course, this has the annoying limp electric line with the taut holding line as well, but it was the best example I could find on Lighting. They used to have one that was all black and didn’t have the cord thing, but I couldn’t find it on my search today.
Shira Abel is the CEO and founder of Hunter & Bard, an award-winning public relations and design agency that works with scale-ups and enterprises on building their brand, awareness and thought leadership.
As CEO of Hunter & Bard, Shira oversees a team that manages public relations, marketing, design, and brand development for clients across multiple industries. She develops strategies for organically growing companies through sincere digital engagement and the application of behavioral marketing.
Clients include JELD-WEN, Benchling, Sixth Continent, Totango, Folloze, Radix DLT, Axa Tech, Allianz, and many more. Shira is also a sought after corporate speaker and marketing mentor, and has spoken at events such as Confluence and Content Marketing World, and taught at institutions such as Kellogg School of Management and S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research in Mumbai.
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