Way to look like a discount internet merchandiser, PB!
I voted NOT mainly because the new colorful lamps etc. look much better in the catalog than they do in person.
I voted "NOT" for the amateurish typography. Bad kerning!
Agree with Wende - the website looks cheap n trashy.
Don't like the look either, but it seems to be cosmetic and the home page only.
I agree: the site definitely looks like one for a discount place. I give their little redesign a lifespan of less than a month.As for the "bright bold colors," it looks like it spans the spectrum from white to beige to camel to burgundy. Not a whole lot of bright and bold there.
Wowsa, what a design mess. Cheap, cluttered, non-user-friendly, bad type...just about everything one could do wrong with web "design". Disaster.
The website is pretty awful, but the catalog definitely grabbed my attention when it came in the mail, so I guess it did its job. Also, after what seems like 5 years of the same Pottery Barn catalog, it was refreshing to look at one with some different stuff in it.
The website is a mess, I agree. Too much on the front and no real focus. The catalogue did catch my eye though. I thought they were going after a kind of Anthropologie look as far as colors and patterns are concerned. And it is nice to see something different after so long!
The website is pretty difficult to look at--visually it's cluttered, which makes it hard to find what you're looking for.The funny thing is, when I clicked on the different styles they feature ("Urban Nest," "Artists' Community," "World Traveller," etc.), they all look more or less the same to me.
The "redesign" is home-page deep only, and they do this sort of thing seasonally all the time. It's basically a "campaign" not a redesign, so haters, look away briefly and I'm sure they'll give you something else to complain about in a month or two.Relax, people. Jeez.
I'm not a PB hater, but I got really tired looking through the latest catalogue, perhaps because I've been muting down my own bedroom palette. And, even as a non-PB-hater, I admit, the "artists' community" stuff really made me roll my eyes a bit!
I was thrilled to not see the beach theme in the new spring catalog for a change. Other than that, I can't say there is much of a major change. There are a few new graphic changes, but they change every season a new catalog comes out. What I though was funny were the "style catagories" They make no sense. It reminded me of this post. http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/chicago/surveys/survey-is-this-a-dcor-conflicted-era-039469#comments
The website layout looks fine to me- much better than others that I have seen. That being said, PB continues to be a big snoozefest for me. There is nothing bold and bright about any of this. I really do wish they would move out of the early 1990's.
Wende nails it on the head, again. And Christine, the "artists' community" makes me think of people faking the lifestyle, but with money enough to afford generic stuff from PB.
barfy. i hate the orangey yellows.
Oh my!What have they done!The creative people at PB have lost the battle.This is what a catalog looks like when the suits at corporate get their way.
If you read past the (Artist Community) header, you might have discovered the inspiration for their new prints and color palettes.I think ragging on Pottery Barn is the biggest snoozefest of all.
I like the new look -- feels more fresh and modern... unforunately the actual furniture hasn't changed to match.
nevermind -- i was referring to the catalog i got (not sure how i'm on that list).... just looked at the website and i agree with the posts above -- looks sale-tastic!
Wow - I have to say that I think all of these comments are way off the mark. Pottery Barn stuff has looked the same for the last 4 years. Beige...beige...cranberry...beige. Take a close look at all of the fun use of canvas in the background. Ironically, they are not actually selling any of it (as far as I can see.) Regardless, I think the catalog is taking its cues from the bright colors we are seeing in window and wall coverings, paint colors and even clothing lines.
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