January 30, 2009

A design dud of double-D proportions

Kelly @ JAX Decor & Design
Throughout the history of interior decorating and design, there have been questionable design decisions. For example.... Avocado and harvest gold appliances. Lavender bathroom fixtures. (I grew up with both). Big & bold flowery wallpaper and upholstery fabric. Basements with dark wood panelling. All cringe-inducing designs that have happily disappeared (for the most part). But just as one bad design bites the dust, there’s a new one just waiting to take its place.....

These are boob lights:

If I ever want my boobs to experience pulsating LED action, maybe I’ll pick up a set ;-) If nothing else, they’ll be good for a laugh or two, and hubby would probably get a kick out of them :-)

These are also boob lights (which were thankfully removed from our ceiling and placed on the floor just like this by my hubby):

No pulsating LED action here – just plain old incandescent (or CFL) bulbs emitting light from glass boobs with a metal nipples.

I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of boob lights – they’re everywhere. They’re pretty much the industry standard when it comes to basic builder lighting. Now, whether or not you ever noticed the striking resemblance between boob lights and real boobs, I don’t know. But I can tell you this – once you realize that a boob light looks like a real boob, the image will be burned into both your mind and retinas and you will NEVER be able to look at a boob light ever again and not see anything else but a real boob.

Just like real boobs, boob lights come in all different colours, shapes, and sizes... with big nipples, little nipples, pointy nipples, flat nipples... each one is unique in its own special way :-)

For your viewing pleasure, I give you a gallery of boob lights (all pics from


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

This made me laugh, and I will never be able to look at these again in the same way. Thank goodness I don't have any of these lights in my house. lol Hugs, Marty

Kat said...

This was a hoot! Unfortunately I still have two of these that we haven't replaced yet. Now I'm not going to be able to look at them without cracking up! My husband is going to think I've finally lost it if he sees me staring at the ceiling and laughing. Oh well, maybe that will be the kick in the pants I need to get rid of them, thanks! Kathy

DesignTies said...

Happy to hear you enjoyed my boob post :-) It was fun to write!! We've finally banished all boob lights from our house -- yay!! It's hard to find non-boob flushmount lights, but we got lucky and found some decent ones at Home Depot -- they came two in a pack for about $12.

See, I wasn't kidding when I said that once you realize what boob lights look like, you'll never look at them the same way again!! ;-)

Musings From A French Cottage said...

Oh girl, you crack me up! I love this post and yes, I will never look at these lights again without thinking "boobs" We have 3 flushmount lights in our home. I always loved them with their little fleur-de-lis and pretty flourishes, but now - I see boobs - haaa!

Have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

Yes, I have been seeing them as boobs since they became all the rage and have never understood their allure... well, perhaps to men. At least you don't have to twist the nipple to turn them on!!

Mrs B said...

I have just read your blog and can I say this is definately going to be one of my favourites! I love reading about how you are starting up a design business and also the process of decorating the lounge room. Looking forward to more wonderful posts
Mrs B

Maria Killam said...

That is exactly what I think they always look like when I see them, I've just never said it out loud! Great Post!

Dixie said...

I'll never be able to look at a boob light in the same way again... ;) Dixie

xinex said...

LOL! Thanks for making me laugh with your post. And thanks for the info also. I just learned something today...Christine

Anonymous said...

Ah yes, those infamous boob lights. LOL! I can't wait for them to be something of the past... thanks for spreading the word :)

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