Saturday, March 27, 2010

How Not To Decorate Competition

Grab your cameras.

Infomaniac is holding a How Not To Decorate Competition!



It’s been almost two years since our last How Not To Decorate contest so it’s high time you hauled out your fugliest furnishings, appalling accessories and deformed decorations.

No matter how tastefully decorated your home may appear, we know that all of you have a hideously ugly item of décor on display. Or something so tasteless it’s not even fit for re-gifting.

See if you can do one better than our previous prize winner …


Dora's panther painting


HOW TO PLAY: Send us a photo of the most ghastly item of décor in your house. You’ll find the email address in my Blogger Profile.

Tell us a little about the item…what it is, where you got it, why you haven’t binned it by now, etc.

DEADLINE: Friday, April 2nd.

VOTING: We’ll post all your gawdawful photos on Monday, April 5th.

Voting takes place on Monday, April 5th and continues on Tuesday, April 6th.

You’ll tell us, in the comments section, which item is the most hideous.

The owner of the fugliest item wins a prize.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNER: Later that week.

Send us your garish, your gaudy, your ostentatiously ornate.

You’ve got all week you lazy bitches, so go on. Get to it.


This charming musical plaque once hung in Mistress MJ’s entry way. No one but Mistress MJ found it amusing. And all of YOU can shut up about it too.

33 comments:

  1. I think the tackiest thing in my apartment is me, alas.

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  2. "Mistress MJ’s entry way"

    Her home or her person?

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  3. It must have been her home, xl, as I've heard her person still emanates quite the telltale odour.

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  4. I would like to see more Of MJ's front passage.

    Carmen's bedroom is the only room in the house with woodchip wallpaper and a red lamp! when I get new batteries for the camera I'll take a snap.

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  5. That bass certainly suits your style MJ. Especially after seeing those plates of yours.

    Great idea with the compo though

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  6. I am also a fan of the singing fish and I have great taste.
    Sx

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  7. we had a singing fish, too! my mother-in-law gave it to us. *sigh* fortunately, the dog tore it up...that's my story and i'm sticking to it! xoxoxoxo

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  8. The ghost dog of savannah ... :)

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  9. NORMADESMOND: why am i first?

    You are the chosen one.

    Big Mouth Billy Bass knows you have secrets behind closed doors.

    Snap ‘em and send ‘em in to the contest.

    JASON: I think the tackiest thing in my apartment is me, alas.

    You can take comfort in knowing that the men of New Orleans have the biggest penises.

    Perhaps you can mail a photo of THAT instead.

    XL: "Mistress MJ’s entry way"
    Her home or her person?


    Look what you’ve started!

    IVD: It must have been her home, xl, as I've heard her person still emanates quite the telltale odour.

    We’ve heard that your back passage is so structurally unsound that you can’t even nail a painting to it without fear of the whole thing collapsing.

    MITZI: I would like to see more Of MJ's front passage.
    Carmen's bedroom is the only room in the house with woodchip wallpaper and a red lamp! when I get new batteries for the camera I'll take a snap.


    That’s it.

    There will be no more talk of Mistress MJ’s front passage.

    As for Carmen’s bedroom, we’re notifying the “DIY SOS” team.

    Expect visitors…other than those who are usually attracted by the red light.

    CYBERPOOF: That bass certainly suits your style MJ. Especially after seeing those plates of yours.
    Great idea with the compo though


    Why don’t you enter your tin foil hat?

    SCARLET: I am also a fan of the singing fish and I have great taste.

    Your Smeg speaks for itself.

    SAVANNAH: we had a singing fish, too! my mother-in-law gave it to us. *sigh* fortunately, the dog tore it up...that's my story and i'm sticking to it!

    Stop dwelling on the past and show us what’s gathering dust NOW!

    MAGO: The ghost dog of savannah ... :)

    Don’t encourage her.

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  10. Is that the best you can do?

    I'm embarassed for you.

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  11. CYBERPOOF: Who are you talking to and what are you talking about?

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  12. Been dipping into the Jamesons again have we?

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  13. CYBERPOOF: Been dipping into the Jamesons again have we?

    Whee!!!!!

    FELIX: Well this should be enlightening.

    Look behind the Halston mug.

    EROS: I'll see what I can find.

    When you find it, would you mind holding it above your head while we take a photo of you, shirtless?

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  14. We used to have that big mouth bass...I cracked up every time we played it. I kept it in the garage by the back door. I must search my house for something equally garishly tacky!

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  15. Not fair.
    I ditched my kitsch when I moved into the white cube. My collection was the envy of all.
    I still have Tretchikoffs but you like those don't you?

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  16. I am surrounded by sheer beauty.

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  17. I have a Big Mouth Billy Bass too.

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  18. I shall enter. Await in trepidation...

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  19. KAZ: Not fair.
    I ditched my kitsch when I moved into the white cube. My collection was the envy of all.
    I still have Tretchikoffs but you like those don't you?


    Mistress MJ is a fan of Tretchikoff and, as a matter of fact, has a Tretchikoff in her entry way.

    And no, there will be no more talk about my entry way.

    Surely there must be SOMETHING in the KAZ household.

    Have you looked in your closets and cupboards?

    MAGO: I am surrounded by sheer beauty.

    You are, of course, referring to the Women of Infomaniac.

    BOXER: I have a Big Mouth Billy Bass too.

    We must form an international Big Mouth Billy Bass Fan Club!

    MUTLEY: I shall enter. Await in trepidation...

    Is it a papier-mâché beetroot?

    Or a homemade ceramic Pukka pie?

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  20. I may have a few tiny items to share. Is multiple entries allowed?

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  21. CYBERPOOF: I may have a few tiny items to share. Is multiple entries allowed?

    Send ‘em in.

    Yes, multiple entries are allowed.

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  22. Sounds interesting. Expect pure fabulously kitchy decor dont's

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  23. What a wonderful concept Mistress!

    Find all of your old and embarassing crap and display it to the world...
    I love the thought but do hold it with some trepidation....

    I am wracking my brain with anxiety and have the Houseboys serching every nook and cranny of the Palais and Grounds to locate a suitable objet de kitch to forward to this unseemly competition.

    I dont hold much hope in them locating anything that might be worthy of entry....
    Given the "high quality" of entries set from the last one...

    I shall be at my witts end in finding something suitably kitchy to enter....

    Never the less, I shall continue the Hunt until I find something which "might" be apt.

    It seems an insurmountable task that you have set Dear MJ...
    But I shall be giving it my best shot! One must strive for perfection *sigh*

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  24. CYBERPOOF: Sounds interesting. Expect pure fabulously kitchy decor dont's

    Well? We’re waiting.

    : What a wonderful concept Mistress!
    Find all of your old and embarassing crap and display it to the world...I love the thought but do hold it with some trepidation....
    I am wracking my brain with anxiety and have the Houseboys serching every nook and cranny of the Palais and Grounds to locate a suitable objet de kitch to forward to this unseemly competition.
    I dont hold much hope in them locating anything that might be worthy of entry....
    Given the "high quality" of entries set from the last one...
    I shall be at my witts end in finding something suitably kitchy to enter....
    Never the less, I shall continue the Hunt until I find something which "might" be apt.
    It seems an insurmountable task that you have set Dear MJ...
    But I shall be giving it my best shot! One must strive for perfection *sigh*


    If you are ashamed of your collection of Precious Moments figurines, you can always say the horrendous item was “given” to you by a well-meaning relative.

    Oh, I see you're wearing your tin foil hat in your new avatar.

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  25. ...I love the tin foil hat avatar, Princess!
    ...but I'm struggling with this contest..
    Sx

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  26. Jesus...where to begin ???

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  27. SCARLET: ...I love the tin foil hat avatar, Princess!
    ...but I'm struggling with this contest..


    Honestly, some of you sound absolutely constipated over this compo.

    HEFF: Jesus...where to begin ???

    Just point and shoot, Heff.

    Just point and shoot.

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  28. I'm working on it. Don't get your knickers in a twist

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  29. Oh gawd yet another compo I dont have time to enter :-(

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  30. CYBERPOOF: You have 'til Friday.

    BEAST: What about your SpongeBob nightlight?

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