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You can never have too much Big Freedia.

Diplo should pay a royalty.

Tufted all over... a great way to show that you like things that are both detailed and totally ugly.

Yes or no?

And what would you change?

I'd be fine if I never saw another naked pregnant belly.

Stop taking your clothes off almost-moms.

Also, Jenny got it right:

Yes or no?

What's your net worth?

(Remember: when someone in design or fashion tells you it's an "investment piece" they are generally full of shit. Nevertheless, I want to "invest" in this sofa.)

A long while ago, I did THIS post asking people to (anonymously) confess what they made. Now I want to know - especially after the Great Recession - where do we all stand when it comes to net worth? Are people still anxious? Are people back to pre-recession spending? What's changed for you? If you stayed at home, did you have to go back to work? How much of your net worth is in assets vs debt? How much is student, home, or consumer credit debt? What's your game plan? Are you on track, freaked out, or just ignoring the whole deal?

Why am I asking? I was reading THIS post which lists one blogger's take on how much you should have at various ages in your life.

Another reason to worry about your doomed life as a stylish single lady.

At dinner two nights ago, I was seated next to a newly single guy. He divorced six months ago, and at 41 he's dating again. He told me about a great date he'd been on, and that she invited him back to her place.

"Her place was beautiful. Really stylish. Impeccably decorated. And you know what? It was the strangest thing, but this feeling came over me that there was no room for me there, in that life."

No second date for her. Why? Her house was too awesome.

Just another reason to ditch the bar cart. And maybe you should keep the ratty old Ikea couch after all. If your prince charming is waiting for you, it sounds like he wants to help pick out the sofa.

What trend-trap have you fallen into?

The New York Times covers the over-styled house:

Ah, the bar cart. If there’s one thing that typifies the self-consciously styled home, it may be that. Evoking a mythical Hollywood Regency glamour, the bar cart telegraphs that the resident leads a life as rich as a socialite in a Slim Aarons photo and is constantly entertaining at home, though in reality it’s a prop that mostly collects dust. (This reporter should know: of the three pieces of furniture in his living room, one is a bar cart that’s still waiting for its first party.)    

Any trend traps you've fallen into? (For example, are you rethinking your black bathroom?) Let's hear your deep confessions on this theme. Design mistakes. An accessory you thought would be amazing but just looked silly in your home. Trendy colors you now cringe at. Fess up.

More HERE.

OMG, this is so rich:

Hilarious. (He doesn't really look like he feels too guilty about, let's be honest.)



...and the living is easy, with a view like this. I can't believe I didn't get into a wreck taking this photo. BUT IT HAD TO BE DONE.

Seattle is glorious today. Clearly warm enough for this ab'd-up lanky hipster to unbutton his shirt for me. Today's soundtrack has been sponsored by Miniature Tigers. Enjoy.

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