Like many, I can’t abide the solipsistic Gwyneth Paltrow, but I’m not here (well, not completely) to criticize her. I simply want to show one of the eight “shortlisted” items that Gwynnie “can’t live without,” as detailed in the September Issue of Elle Decor. The slideshow list, which begins here, includes hand-painted wallpaper, star shaped lanterns, a designer bathtub in her bedroom, and this item (Photo credit: Mike and Maaike Inc.):
What is it? Gwynnie describes it:
6. Juxtaposed: Religion Shelf. Built-in slots hold holy books—including the Qur’an, Bible, and Tao Te Ching—all at the same level (which is how I like to think about religion).
Oy, I need a Master Cleanse! Some poor carpenter had to make this to ensure that no faith was higher than any other. Somehow I’m thinking that this isn’t supposed to show that all religions are equally bad.