Saturday, February 26, 2011

Executive Decision

I can just imagine the conversation when this entryway was being designed:

"I just can't decide," he said when he came back to the office. "I have seven different tile samples to choose from, but I can't pick one. I like them all."

"Then use them all!" She said. Her eyes sparkled, magnified by the bifocals she had worn for the twenty years she'd been his secretary.

"The Board wouldn't like it," he said. "The Board definitely wouldn't like it."

"But you'd like it," she said. Then, more softly, "And I'd love it. I'd absolutely adore it."

(Sometimes, the secretary is simply more powerful than the Board.)

8 comments:

Judy Williams said...

I'm a huge tile fan. I go into stores and just feel like I've reached nirvana.

I'm with the secretary- use them all. And look at the end result. I like that the black subways are vertical, instead of the usual horizontal placement. The red, well you know how I feel about red. :)

Anonymous said...

I love this! I think you should write a graphic novel only use your photos instead of drawings.

Mister Earl said...

Would work as the entrance of a Chinese restaurant.

San Diego Farmgirl said...

I like it, too! I'm with you, Judy, I could spend all day in a tile outlet or Home Depot. If Home Depot sold fabric I'd never leave.

My former employer expanded in 2000 and built a new facility in the South Bay, on Aviation and Rosecrans. The board had three building designs to choose from: the typical squared building with mirrored glass, the typical institutional brick prison style office building, and a futuristic ship-like design made from limestone. The CEO really, really liked the futuristic design, but figured the fuddy-duddy board would choose boring. They surprised her and picked the futuristic design ... and they're glad they did, because CSI Miami uses it for filming. The exterior and an interior lease space have always been used as the police station. Gotta love SoCal! =)

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Take Judy to Mission Tile. It's extraordinary. Nothing can compare.

Petrea said...

I'm glad the secretary won.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the other anonymous. I love your words and pictures.

TheChieftess said...

Awesome secretary!!!