Sunday, February 19, 2017

An independent opinion

I posted about "Sensitivity Readers" a few days ago. I don't think this is "sensitivity," exactly, but perhaps the people who created this garden object might have run the prototype past a bigger selection of people. I saw this in Jungs yesterday. The titling is in English and French: Retro/Nostalgie. It purports to be a flowerpot holder. It looks like--well, nostalgia isn't high on the list of connotations.

Perhaps I just don't think of things the right way: I thought the PT Cruiser looked like a cross between a VW Beetle and a hearse, but a couple of friends were startled that I didn't love the design.


Assistant Village Idiot said...

Americans visiting Japan used to find the misuse of English words uproarious, and I wonder if this isn't something along those lines. Next time you are there check what country it was made in. They might be guessing wildly that Americans like things that are retro nostalgia, and they di used to have chairs like this, so...

I recall a windbreakr in a Romanian market in 1998 that had a variety of American words and symbols on it, including the Chicago Blackhawks indian, Indiana Hawks on the other side and Topmember Club on the shoulder. It had been made in China. I wish I had bought them all and brought them home.

jaed said...

It occurs to me that it would look much better with a big plant in it, overflowing and draping over the chair.