A quick perusal of the latest Tumblr to poke fun at the lifestyles of those for whom design is within reach — F*** Your Noguchi Coffee Table — has us wondering, when exactly does a trend become a cliché? When does something that we once deemed original and inspiring become tired and absurd? Is mainstream appeal the death of design?
Salvador Dalí offers a few thoughts on the subject in the preface to Pierre Cabanne’s Dialogues with Marcel Duchamp. Dalí says, “the first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.” It’s a statement that speaks as much to originality and authorship as it does to poetic license and a knock-off’s taboo.
We might not know all of the answers to our existential musings, but we do know that we love the guilty indulgence of quietly judging the interiors and objects dominating our Pinterest page. Click through to see our own collection of design to uninspire, along with a few favorites from the Tumblr that started it all. Leave your own nominations in the comments.
F*** your knitting inspired ceramics.
Image credit: Yo Yo Ceramics