Even designers fail: effing ugly of '08

Interior lobby, The Palms, Dubai

And the winner isn't... is an introspective slideshow by Wallpaper* which covers a series of the 9 worst designs from toasters to cars. The interior of the Palm, Dubai (shown) takes the cake, trophy, plaque and award for the effing ugliest in my books. The terrible use of orange and blue are abnormally uncomplementary colours in this case with so much frill and curves in a round room that it is not longer organic, but a bio-hazard. Entering this space should have a disclaimer of "Warning: walking through these walls may cause nausea or vomiting."