Blah, blah, blah it's fuckin hot. Us Southerners are genetically evolved to hibernate in the summer come late July and August because no living creature should ever be subjected to temperatures in the 90's with matching humidity. But the hawtness has come early this year (let's just blame BP - I don't know why just do it) and has rendered me virtually useless except for excessive daydreaming about
Seagram's Gin yachting and naps billowing white linen. Summer = white for obvious reasons like trying to keep cool in a thin ivory linen skirt that seductively highlights my white granny panties underneath (to keep with the white theme of course) but this year seems especially white-y. But not in the racist way. Just the normal 'white is an awesomely pretty non-color' way. I'm not racist of course - I already referenced Seagram's Gin in this paragraph for gawd's sake! Oh fuuuuckk!! THAT'S totally racist! Moving on...
Anyway, since the dawn of time every designer ever to sashay around a Restoration Hardware has loved white. It's totally true. I don't know how many of them I have heard profess that one day they want an entire room to themselves all in white. It'll be next to that gift-wrapping room. The Madame may or may not have also said those words... It was probably the gin talkin. There is something about all white that is just so fresh and breezy - just like a warm muggy summer wind up my linen skirt. It seems so decadent to have a room specially decorated to defy all rational thought for daily living that it must be locked away in secret. Like a padded cell or a sanctuary. Both probably. What happens in there is of course a complete fantasy - there's no dust, footprints, greasy pizza roll smudges, wine stains, cat vomit or Cheetos residue So fresh and so clean clean.
Charlemagne does look really good surrounded by all white - her fluffy fur contrasts quite well with my white West Elm Parsons desk and white gourd lamp. I just blend in.
I'm not sure where the white on white look came from: 30's glam, post war European modern, MC industrial design, 60’s mod? According to vintage science ficiton we imagined the future was all in white because future people don't have greasy fingers because Swiffer took over the world and genetically fused their cleaning power with human DNA so everytime future people touch something it cleans it. Awesome. That's so much better than what The Matrix told me the future was going to be about! (except for the underground raves. That still sounds pretty damn cool.)
It's pretty and all but this lady should probably make Madame Sunday a palette in the floor to sit on so I don't dirty up her chairs with my common filth. Do you remember reading a magazine editorial a few years ago about some prissy couple in NYC that had an all white apartment and they were so committed to keeping it all white that they would take off their dirty "city" clothes whenever they came home and put them into the laundry area right by the front door? Well I remember it because I fucking hate them with every fiber of my being.