This is fucking hilarious.
I love to hate Anthropologie furniture. In particular, the way they stage it for their website. There’s this gross fantasy they’ve created of an art student who can afford to spend thousands of dollars on a paint-splattered flea market find. It’s like all their customers are aspiring to be Charlotte in Tiny Furniture (a loft-dwelling trust fund dilettante).
They’ve gone off the deep end with the juxtaposition. You know those fashion editorials every fall where models lasagned in Prada swing around street signs in Red Hook? It’s like that, but on acid. The settings are more deteriorated and the designs are more design-y. It’s like shopping from deep within Fuck Your Noguchi Coffee Table.
If you choose to purchase a piece of Anthropologie furniture, it will only really look right in one of three settings:
1. An alternative gallery space six weeks from opening
2. An urban cabin with faulty electrical wiring
3. A crumbling Southern plantation (soon to be deemed “the new loft” by the NYTimes)
Let’s take a stroll through the Anthropologie furniture section together. What’s for sale today?
The louis vuitton neverfull, which the whole entire population of NYC is currently carrying, *starts* at $1200?
I sold my last car for less than that…
To pile on to this… I think having designer logos all over you bag these days just looks tacky. Sure, I think LV is a classy brand and they have nice things, but honestly there are some quality bags out there without logos splashed all over it. Give me a nice leather bag and I’m happy.
The LV bags go up in price each year but this post made me check the website because I was SURE the neverfull was around $700. I had wanted an LV badly a few years ago and looked at them often and specifically remember them being around that amount. Looks like they added that extra keychain/wallet thing to the outside and doubled the price?! That’s insane. It looks like they also upped the price on the speedy by about $300.
A long, flowing maxi dress with no shape or structure whatsoever.
A long, flowing cardigan, also with no shape or structure.
Yet somehow, my pointed toe flats give this outfit the illusion of pulled together.
I’ll take it.
I had heard Airbnb mentioned randomly on various websites and such but I honestly wasn’t quite sure what it was until we started planning our Road Trip and finally decided to check out the website. I don’t know why I waited so long.
I started looking in the LA/Venice/Santa Monica areas and was surprised at how nice and affordable all the places were that were popping up. The idea of having a full kitchen, parking, and possibly bikes to use for less than $200/night seemed too good to be true but there they were.
I particularly love that the price is all laid out there on the page with no hidden fees. (I think.) The pictures are so helpful and the reviews are really swaying my decision to stay in one. This guest house is my current favorite.
Turns out a few of my co-workers have used Airbnb and all had pleasant experiences too. Know of anything I should be weary of?