Thursday, July 21, 2011

that's kitschy.

So on Design Star this season there's a guy who claims to be "kitschy chic". The Mister seemed rather adamant about finding out exactly what "kitsch" means, so after some Google definitions and various photo examples, I think we got an I thought I would share.

First, let's define Kitsch.

"As an art movement, lifestyle, or literature and film genre, kitsch is pleasingly distasteful. It's melodramatic, overdone, gaudy and tacky or sentimental and folksy. It's so bad that it's cool. Your cat might attack it, but it's hot" (source.)

And some pictorial examples:

First, the mother-load of Kitsch. The Madonna Inn. I briefly visited it once while in San Luis Obisbo. It's like visual crack. I love it. Read more about it here.


  1. My parents (Tanna and Lyndon) went to the Madonna Inn! My grandparents have some souvenirs from there still! lol

  2. I don't think I could live it.. but as a vacation spot how ideal!