Wednesday, December 10, 2008

ArchitectDesign in Elle Decor!

Many thanks to those of you who have emailed me about my quote in the Jan./Feb. 2009 issue of Elle Decor magazine and to Elle Decor for asking for my humble opinion :-) I'm especially honored to be included in the list with some of my FAVORITE bloggers! The paraphrased quote regarding my opinion on the most over-rated trend is:

Architectdesign's Stefan Hurray takes aim at taxidermy. "Not only does this glorify the killing of animals, it frightens children!" he insists. "And anyway, who wants something dead in the house?".

I'm sure there are many of you who disagree with me, but thats what makes design so much fun: different points of view! Thanks again, Elle Decor!!

PS. isn't that fox SO cute!

28 comments:

michelle said...

Laugh out freakin'loud...I should have known you would be the quirky one! Congrats...your blog is one of my faves.

As a fishatarian, I couldn't agree more...the fox is adorable :)

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Congrats on the mention in Elle Decor! This is so cool! We can all say we knew you when... :-)

And I wholeheartedly agree about the taxidermy. Ugh.

Visual Vamp said...

So wonderful!
Congrats!
And what a great blurb!
So nice to see all my favorite bloggers getting so much ink!!!
xo xo

Pigtown-Design said...

Thrilled to pieces for you and Mrs. B...

MaryBeth said...

One time I was in a baby store and they had this cute little kitten curled up on a bed and I went to pet it and freaked out, it was a dead stuffed cat. YUCK! Who would want a dead animal in the house? I guess to each his own but to look at a deer head and think I am so proud I killed that thing I'm gonna cut off it's head and hang it on my wall. WTF, go buy a poster.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog to...

Paul Pincus said...

elle decor?!?! that's major! congratulations, again!

ps i have friends who disagree : ) but that's part of the fun. i admire your conviction!

Joe said...

Good for you
Death animals should be buried

Topsy Turvy said...

Stefan - that IS major. Congrats! And thanks for speaking out against taxidermy. It frightens me too, and makes me feel sad.

-Lana

Kwana said...

Oh congratulations that is such an honor. Well deserved. The fox is killer! Sorry:)

Ivy Lane said...

How fab to be mentioned in Elle Decor! Congratulations!

willow said...

WOW! Congratulations!! I love Elle Decor. It's one of the few magazines I HAVE to subscribe to. Is this is the December issue?

Uh-oh. I do have a taxidermy rooster. Oh, and a pheasant. And a squirrel and a fish. Other than that, the Manor is animal free.

ArchitectDesign said...

Willow, Like I said, it's the differences in people's tastes and opinions are what makes it interesting! I'm sure your little friends are fabulous :-) It's in the January / February issue.
Thanks EVERYONE!!!

teaorwine said...

Congratulations on the mention! I must agree..dead, stuffed and then displayed animals remind me of the fox stole my Grandmother wore around her shoulders. That little beady eyed fox face was very frightening!

katiedid said...

Congrats to all! Fun to see it a bit before I get the magazine. I was dying to know who made it. :)

Renee Finberg said...

that is too FAB-BOO !

really nice. !!
congratz babe ! xxx

Beaux Mondes Designs said...

Congratulations Stefan!(I just learned your name).
I now feel closely connected to Elle Decor(6 degrees of separation). You were the perfect candidate. Keep inspiring.

hello gorgeous said...

I am with you - I prefer my animals alive. And it totally creeps the kids out.

Congrats on the mention!

The Peak of Chic said...

Congrats to you!!! That's wonderful and I'm sure it's the best Christmas present you could have asked for!!

Edi Style said...

Yeah!!!!!

pve design said...

Ok, I will take down the moose head when you come for a cup of tea....tee hee, not, just joshin ya. Congrats on your name in lights! Woo hoo!

Style Court said...

Congrats!!

MIMILEE said...

Congrats Stefan!.....I agree with you BTW....that's why have fake man made horns on my wall!

Dawn said...

Love your blog. Congrats on having your opinion published in Elle Decor. Well said!

Sugarluxe said...

Where have I been? I just discovered you after reading your fabulously spot on quote in this month's Elle Decor. So, of course, I had to look you up. You now have a new fan in me. This blog is one I can't wait to follow. Congrats on your expert opinion in the press!

cindy said...

Finally someone has said it! Thank you for that! So many times, an interesting and attractive room is absolutely ruined with a dead animal in it. I don't even like antler racks because they conjure up images of the beautiful buck that they belonged to that is now dead!

Ann said...

Oh congratulations!! I've been thinking about you, hoping you are well. And I'm so glad you've been visiting my blog even though I've been a very bad blogger. But for the record, I don't mind a little taxidermy. :)

Susan McLaughlin said...

I'm a latecomer to your wonderful blog. I completely agree with your Elle comments, I'm a Realtor and cringe when we walk into a home with taxidermy on the mantle and an oh-so popular zebra skin on the floor. People have been very offended and turn to leave, because they can't bear the sight.