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Feb 15, 2012
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fuckyournoguchicoffeetable:

Fuck your map.

I’m fascinated by and addicted to thinking about this tumblr, mostly because I wonder what the opposite would be? What would a satisfying decor be to the people who are fed up with terrariums, vintage maps, and Eames chairs? I’m mostly wondering because this is what I want for my own home. I don’t want my house to look like every other apartment/house in Apartment Therapy and Dwell. When I visit the antique mall (that might be my problem right there) with my mom, I have to remind her and myself: no Eames. Nothing Danish. We have plenty of that, and we’re starting to look like a mid-century museum. So we look for primitive wood bowls and milking stools (my favorite stepping stool in the antique mall, in a booth of antique fishing equipment, is “Not For Sale,” unfortunately). But isn’t this just as much of a design THING? What should I be aiming for? Puffy couches and particle board shelves? Will this become the new THING?
Maybe the point is I shouldn’t be aiming at all? 
(This goes for everyone’s obsession with Pinterest as well, where I keep seeing identical rooms posted over and over again, when all I want to see pinned are the types of things found by Andy at Reference Library and Leslie Williamson’s photography of the interiors of artists’ homes.)

fuckyournoguchicoffeetable:

Fuck your map.

I’m fascinated by and addicted to thinking about this tumblr, mostly because I wonder what the opposite would be? What would a satisfying decor be to the people who are fed up with terrariums, vintage maps, and Eames chairs? I’m mostly wondering because this is what I want for my own home. I don’t want my house to look like every other apartment/house in Apartment Therapy and Dwell. When I visit the antique mall (that might be my problem right there) with my mom, I have to remind her and myself: no Eames. Nothing Danish. We have plenty of that, and we’re starting to look like a mid-century museum. So we look for primitive wood bowls and milking stools (my favorite stepping stool in the antique mall, in a booth of antique fishing equipment, is “Not For Sale,” unfortunately). But isn’t this just as much of a design THING? What should I be aiming for? Puffy couches and particle board shelves? Will this become the new THING?

Maybe the point is I shouldn’t be aiming at all? 

(This goes for everyone’s obsession with Pinterest as well, where I keep seeing identical rooms posted over and over again, when all I want to see pinned are the types of things found by Andy at Reference Library and Leslie Williamson’s photography of the interiors of artists’ homes.)

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    Terrible things about maps: 1. Not edible. 2. Canada isn’t pink. 3. Unless you have a warped ruler, you can’t measure...
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    a lesson i kind of need to keep remembering.
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    As an editor at a home design magazine, I felt enormous pressure to get my house to look like me, rather than every...
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    This is so so sad, because this tumblr is about dissing people’s hipster/trendy/pretentious decorating ideas — eames...
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