I like a little proof of life with my pretty. Too shiny says, "store bought princess" to me. griege is one of the most visually delicious blogs I've stumbled across and it makes this point well.
Having said that, in the Sunday NY Times, I found something that I couldn't see "habitat" in
no matter how I tried.
(note: you may have to register to read the New York times article in the above link about the "dwelling" below)
A "renovated" men's club-cum-"home".
not feelin' it.