Let's play a game, shall we? Do you think this item has style? Or is it vile?
Would you have guessed the Swarovski crystal puts the price tag higher than the average house in Detroit, Michigan? Yup. Does that matter? Have you ever been guilty of admiring something you previously designated "ick" once you learned it came from a notable designer? Like, you thought your aunt's brooch was fugly until you found out it's Cartier-now try and pry it from your hands? Have you seen a chair in someone's home, felt that it belonged on the curb, and then summoned a new found admiration when it was vintage Eames? Or the reverse. You coveted the pillow on your neighbor's couch until you learned they are Jaclyn Smith for K-mart. Or does that make it even BETTER!? The fact that the style had no correlation to the price.
What makes something scream style? Or vile?
So. Do you like this toilet? And don't give me any crap. I'm just asking...
(image Jemal Wright)