We all know that my taste in housewares is sort of like my taste in shoes — loud, immature, and saturated with color. But sometimes I like to take a walk on the other side of the taste tracks… I like to pretend I'm a more classy lady. I like to wear ruffles, and headbands, and adorable champagne-colored ballet flats. In this alternate reality, I'm not allergic to cats, and I share my sun-drenched studio apartment with a tabby named after a painter. We do whimsical things like have tea parties together with vintage tea sets, and listen to sad music. In this fantasyland, my house is filled with stuff like this…
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This week I've seen octopodes making a surge in popularity online, which is totally fine with me, cause I've been a long-time fan of cephalopods. I think every house could benefit from the grace and creepiness of an octopus.
The laundry room has been a sticking point as we put together out house. It was such a cramped, cluttered nightmare that no one would want to see. U to the G-L-Y. BUT NOW, thanks to a polka dot stencil and some turquoise paint, my much-prettier washer and dryer are leading the way in laundry beautification.
I love dead animals. I mean, I like LIVING animals more, but bones and teeth and taxidermied things are my favorite type of decorative detritus.
So let's look at bones in the home. I understand if this icks you out. There's only a little shame in that.
I've been super inspired by some of the DIY projects on Offbeat Home, but I have no idea where to get fabric that would make my home decor crafts really fucking awesome. When I go to Michaels or other big box fabric stores, it seems like I can never find anything that excites me.
Any suggestions for great online sources for bad-ass fabric?
Fuck your frame cluster. Fuck your decorative typewriter. Fuck your Eames rocker, your vintage map, your rotary phone and your card catalog. Fuck every inch of your sterile, homogeneous,"curated" apartment. Also, where did you get that throw pillow? It's gorgeous!