Monday, August 17, 2009

NOW YOU WILL BE CHEERFUL.


Sorry, sorry, listings have been grim lately. Here! Cheerful! So CHEERFUL! GRITTED TEETH CHEERFUL! BE CHEERFUL, DAMN IT! NO GROCERIES UNTIL YOU'RE CHEERFUL!

(From a listing found earlier by Solvi.)

22 comments:

mudslicker said...

This kitchen and those dishes look vaguely familiar.

Sara said...

It's from a listing a few weeks ago, mudslicker, the white white white and silver one. Or maybe it's from your childhood, but I wouldn't know about that.

mudslicker said...

yeah...the house with the crazy silver and white living room. My childhood, fortunately, is a blurr.

Emily said...

Is it just me (and sleep deprivation), or are some of the shelves tilted at a more-than slightly rakish angle?

Dawn said...

I remember that house too and the kitchen. It's definitely cheerful.

It's an odd but pleasant combination of retro (the colors) and modern styling.

Dawn said...

You know, I had a lot of fake fruit sitting around, and I just didn't know what to do with it. Thank goodness these people know how to properly exhibit such atrocities; from the mirror.

Charlene said...

Did anyone else notice that the condo complex is in the suburb of Fagerborg?

http://www.finn.no/finn/realestate/object?finnkode=14975835

The unit is smaller than my living room, and costs more than my entire house did. Fagerborg must be a great place to live.

anaceofkidneys said...

I love this. Reminds me of both my grandmothers, whose kitchens were pristine (well except for the cigarette smoke damage) time capsules of late '60s/early '70s decor. I would ditch the fake fruit though, because I hate dusting crap like that.

Firefly said...

Its so cheerful, that to me, it is kind of creepy. Like a horror movie, and someone is going to jump out at any minute.

Solvi said...

@Charlene: It's at Bislett, Fagerborg is a bit further north.

And yeah, it's a nice and popular place to live. It's not a suburb, it's very central in Oslo, 10-15 minute walk and you are in the middle of downtown. A few minutes walk to two different parks, 5 minutes to a busy shopping street with all kinds of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. Plenty of public transport options too. And perhaps more importantly, it's a 2 minute walk to Oslo University College with 12.000 students.

StefRobrts said...

Is that the kitchen sink below the mirror? Because it appears to be about 4 inches wide. I'm not sure I could even scrub a pot in that thing!

Karin said...

I want my kitchen to look THIS clean! please, homeseller, please, please, come clean and decorate my kitchen! :)

Stephen said...

It looks like an illustration from James Lileks' Interior Desecrations.

Chris said...

I can't believe that they managed to fit that much stuff into one tiny little bedsit.
Still, it's made me a lot happier after the last few posts ... thanks!

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's because the homeowner suffered from that seasonal depression one gets in northern, snowy places. Like Norway. (No diss on Norway, I'm Norwegian American.)

tottergirl said...

Emily, I think it is just the funky angle of the photo. There are a few other photos of the kitchen in the listing and the shelf is straight. I was thinking it was tilted as well.

fposte said...

Saving the fake fruit, I actually kind of love this place. I'd love to have a friend who lived in it.

Meredith said...

I love it, and I'm terrified by it at the same time.

I feel like it's a bad dream, and I'm going to be all happy, eating my grapefruit in the REALLY cheery kitchen. And then my mom comes in which is totally weird because I don't live with my mom, and she's dressed like a 50's homemaker, and she's WAY too cheery to be my mom, and then I notice that she's moving at a rather stilted pace, and she get's this glint in her eye and the cheeriness takes a forboding tone, and I see the switches no her back and realize she's a robot, and who would make RobotMom and why are they screwing with my head and what is their plan?

And WHY the fake grapefruit? I don't even LIKE grapefruit.

Lorraine said...

The asymmetry of the container thingys on the lower right are bothersome. What ARE those things anyway??

mudslicker said...

Who puts a large living room mirror in the kitchen anyway? Think of the fajita grease!!!!

I'm convinced this is the kitchen in the 2001: A Space Odyssey house that you never did see. It looks like a kitchen, but it has no function except to show Keir Dullea how old he got and give that fetus a stunning backdrop.

So now...the fake fruit makes perfect sense, agreed?

TeeVeeEll said...

@ Meredith.. Very creepy.. shades of "Coraline"... *shivers*

catluver43 said...

"Suddenly Seymore stands there beside me...Suddenly Seeeeeeeeeyyyyyyymmmmmoooooooorrrrrreeeee..but wait...is that plant eating him??? aaaaaaaackkkk!"