Sunday, May 17, 2015

Shopping Again

Nightmare on Middle?
I'm confused.
I'm still confused.
Home furnishings?
Office furnishings?
This shop is just a few paces away on Middle Street from our 'gals' of yesterday. Is the window design influenza really spreading? I might be more baffled by what I see through this large front window. Let's see a puffy cloud of what seems to be cotton suspended from the ceiling, three  or four colorful plastic chairs, a stretch of  what looks to be astro-turf thrown haphazardly, a vase of plastic flowers and a bright circle of orange in some sort of collage of fabric. And this is just for starters. There's more in there. My question for this store is: what gives?
Are they actually trying to sell this stuff?
It seems to be a retro-office furniture store.
If so, they've cornered the market for sure.
All I could think of, when I passed by, was a grade school home economics project.
That might be offering too much credit.
Perhaps a movie coming soon to your metro-plex?
"Your Nightmare: Diorama Gone Bad".

17 comments:

  1. You know, this mid century modern thing is getting out of hand. I'm like you, I would hesitate to enter a store like that.

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  2. my guess, that fabric circle thing was supposed to be the sun. grass, sky, clouds, sun, relaxing outside. meh.

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  3. They need an artistic window designer. . .plain and simple.

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  4. It doesn't seem to work very well at all.

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  5. Kinda reminds me of some of the waiting areas I've sat in while I've had the tires changed on my car. :-)

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  6. I wonder what the circle thing is...Maybe the owner had his young daughter do the window to give her experience...?...I LOVED doing the bulletin boards in 7th grade jr. high!!! And displays when I worked in book shops & in libraries...

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  7. I have to agree, that is a rather crazy scene!

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  8. I liked the window scene in yesterday's post better. But, this appears to me to be a sign for you ... it looks like they are attempting to show you Florida with it's green grass, colorful umbrellas, lawn chairs, puffy clouds, etc. I know you've been down this way recently, but you are retired - why not come in the winter?

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  9. A curious display for an unusual shop!

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  10. I think I'd find something in there. I usually do.

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  11. Looks like a nice retro shop full of Mid Century furnishings.

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  12. I think my class might have made that collage.

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  13. Loved your concluding thoughts!!

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  14. I agree, there is nothing in this window that I really want to buy, but it got you to stop and look, so I think it has fulfilled its purpose!

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  15. We have a whole town of this type here in Ohio, it's called Yellow Springs and boosts the famous celebs of Dave Chapelle and Rod Sterling. Sterling taught some sort of literature I believe at Antioch College. The school was known for those attending as 1) coming from money and 2) being 4+ point grade averages in high school. When Chapelle left his lucrative HBO contract he when there and lived on a farm. His mom was there teaching I believe. Back in the day, as well as today, the town was known for its hippies and anti-war fighters. It is a very interesting place to visit. I have many fond memories of going there on weekends from where I lived, not 20 minutes away in Fairborn, home of the Air Force Museum and where the protestors marched in the Vietnam era.

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