Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hell's Shells

If I, Splendor were a mermaid princess you can forget all about the Disney version full of sweetness and light, complete with dancing starfish and singing seahorses (or whatever nonsense it was). And you can forget about the CLAM SHELL BRA as well. If I am deprived of my feet I promise you it’s swimming topless all the way. A living skirt of skin tight, shining scales sounds good on paper, but does not began to make up for a life without boots, shoes or other foot fetish related activities. (I could insert a link to John Fluevog Shoes here, but that would be 1) overselling the point 2) a huge person distraction to actually writing this post.)

Ok, Ok I admit it, I just went online and looked at some boots…damn, it seems apparent that I would make a dreadful mermaid indeed…But I am straying from the point at hand (fin?) Every decent mermaid palace needs a few adornments. Here is an eclectic mix of objects that would decorate the fathomless depth of our undersea domain…

We are quite partial to 16th and 17th century still life paintings. They tend to be quite enigmatic and full of hidden meanings and cryptic compositions. Does a shell placed with a skull become a metaphor for the fragility of life? Or perhaps a cautionary statement against human vanity? We are not sure of the answer but from now on will keep our collection of skulls from mingling with our assortment of shells just to be on the safe side. Last time we caused a cosmic upheaval with one of our vignettes, it took a week to recover and we lost our damage deposit.

On the lighter side, what is not to love about these circa 1950 dishes designed by Christian Dior? They would make any table quite grand, below sea or above.

I want to be as deep
as the ocean
mother ocean
some people tell me
home is in the sky
in the sky lives a spy
I want to be more like the ocean

(“Ocean Size” by Jane’s Addiction)


Fairwood Haven said...

Love, love, love this Post-!!!
Wouldn't an "underwater cottage"(or make that a castle) like Princess of Lamballe's famous "Shell Cottage" be just Great for everything-!

Sacheverelle said...

Is that this chair? There is no price listed so it must be hella expensive.

Seraph + Splendor said...

Looks to be the same exact chair! It's probably one of those "if you have to ask the price..." Thanks so much for sending the link!


Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Dark and delite~ful.
Found you from Lisa @ The Pickled Hutch.

lisa said...

It seems Mrs B is down with your chair as well!

Interior Design said...

Another breathtaking are just plain good for the soul!!!Lovely pictures!

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