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?
Anonymous said: White people who are suddenly curious how many non-black unarmed people of any race are killed per week by cops after 1 black man is killed every week for four weeks by police.
Even if this were an even remotely common thing (it isn’t), racists seem to miss the point, that even if this shit were to happen (it hasn’t), we would never see any attempt to cover up or not investigate or smear the character of the (hypothetical) white victim. And if there were protests (there wouldn’t need to be, because that shit would be faithfully and transparently prosecuted), those protests would never be quelled by riot police shouting racial slurs.
dumblr--feminist said: Wow you have some issues don't you chief?
Black people are being brutalized as we speak, but all you have is this? A cheeky response about how I have “issues” for being upset at what’s happening in Ferguson? Isn’t the actual issue here your utter and complete lack of compassion and empathy for black people, rather than me being upset when an 8-year-old black kid is hit by tear gas in Ferguson, amongst other things? Askers like this are disgusting and it’s just so emblematic of how white supremacist thinking is a form of sociopathy.
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