maison21 is talking about a much more difficult decision, and one with far greater impact on his daily life than which politician to send to the white house (at least in the short term). the tough choice maison21 is facing is this: which pair of lamps, purchased during his last trip to palm springs, should he place on his dining room credenza?
talk about a tough choice! stylistically, these lamps are equals in maison21's eyes- both are modern and chic, but there are essential differences between the two candidates: the lucite pair (attributed to dorothy thorpe and hereafter known as clear and classy) would be a radical departure from lamps m21 has had on his credenza in the past, and he is quite seduced by their sexy lines and flashy good looks. the brass pair on the other hand (henceforth to be known as bold and brassy), is very similar to lamps m21 has had on his credenza in the past. still, they are a bold and confident transitional design, and while maybe not as sexy as clear and classy, they are solid and upright, yet still make a fab design statement.
in the end, though, the decision was pretty easy- bold and brassy beat clear and classy hands down. why? maison21 simply voted with his pocketbook and made a decision he KNEW would be to his economic benefit. you see, maison21 had shades left over from his last pair of lamps and knew that they would fit bold and brassy pretty darn well, so bold and brassy could hit the ground running from day one! whereas with clear and classy, he'd have to have custom shades fitted, which in turn would involve a long waiting period before he saw results, and since the process is also filled with trial and error, it could prove to be very expensive waiting period too- a risk maison21 just couldn't take in these challenging economic times...
so- after viewing the results, do you think maison21 made the right choice? or is this a disastrous error in judgement- kind of like
* the above editorial is not an endorsement of any political figure or party. maison21 simply endorses good design choices.
** look for the runner-ups on ebay soon! they may not work for m21, but they might work for you!