Decorating with a brain and a crane…
Blog Guy, several months ago you analyzed the Libyan conflict by comparing the furniture styles of the Gaddafi supporters and the rebels. I believe you called it “Divan intervention in Libya?” What else can we learn by looking at protesters and their furniture?
They’ve combined a contemporary sofa with traditional rugs to create a relaxed mood. I admire their use of a push broom as what we decorators call an “objet…”
Judging from the fact that one of those guys looks like he’s picking his nose, they’ve succeeded in creating a very homey feel.
Ewwww! So who else does a good job of outdoor protest decorating?
Blog guy! There are huge gashes in that sofa! You can see the stuffing, and there’s graffiti all over it!
That’s called personalization. VERY trendy in decorating these days.
You sure know your subject, Blog Guy. Hey, what’s that decorating word for when they intentionally damage furniture to make it appear older than it is?
That’s called distressing. Here’s an photo of distressing chairs and sofas with a construction crane.
Yowza! Is there any way to distress furniture even more than that?
Only if the owners are in it at the time.
Top: Israeli activists sit on a sofa next to tents pitched on Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard as part of a demonstration to demand lower rent and land-ownership prices July 26, 2011. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
Right: A demonstrator sleeps on a couch the day after other fellow demonstrators started to dismantle the encampment at Madrid’s landmark Puerta del Sol June 13, 2011. REUTERS/Susana Vera
Bottom right: A crawler crane destroys counterfeit Le Corbusier furniture in Vernier near Geneva, May 11, 2011. The deck chairs and sofas were seized last March in Geneva in a container arriving from China. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse