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Sunday, March 5th, 2006

Ubiquitous Design Objects


Posted by Becky | View all posts by Becky
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hanoi jane.jpg

I receive so many magazines that a lot of things seem to pop up over and over.  Whether it’s the Tom Ford book, Barbara Barry’s china, or a mirrored dresser, often I have serious deja vu when skimming through.  The items of the month are a python bench*, and twice this month, a Russell Young silkscreen of Hanoi Jane’s mugshot.  One minute Jane Fonda is being spit on by a veteran, the next minute she’s hanging in Rosanna Arquette’s foyer.  At first glance I really thought that was Joan Jett in the ’80s.  Exact same ‘do.

Has anyone else noticed any objects lately that you’d usually think of as unique but are revealed to be ubiquitous by glossy mags?  Just wondering!

*I tried googling "python bench" to find an image, but the weirdest stuff came up.  Also, the above photo is just her mugshot and not the Russell Young silkscreen version.  To be honest, I’m too lazy to scan the picture of it in Sasha Lazard’s living room. 

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!



  1. Hatch: The Design Public® Blog » Blog Archive » Trendy Objects Drinking Game Carries On and Spreads` says:

    August 8th, 2007 at 1:26 am (#)

    [...] haven’t been keeping up on our ubiquitous design object drinking games/trendy object scavenger hunt (Part II is here), whatever you want to call it, but [...]

  2. Two, Make that Three, Quick Notes… :: Hatch: The Design Public® Blog says:

    May 6th, 2010 at 11:33 am (#)

    [...] Oh, and we’re glad you didn’t add Jane’s mug shot, as this is an object from our design drinking game.  It seemed to pop up in every other Met Home and Elle Decor shoot for awhile there. I’m not [...]

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