Thursday, May 16, 2013

YOU GUYS


We're about to pull the trigger on this baby from Design Within Reach.

It's not cheap, but it is the perfect perfect perfect minimalist multipurpose desk/dining table to go under our big windows and it is made out of MOTHERFUCKING STEEL and I am over the moon.

We had the Ikea knock-off tulip table in the bungalow for 5 years, and though it looked good (from afar), it was wobbly, the plastic base attracted dirt like crazy, and the surface scratched off if you scrubbed to hard.

I'm turning FORTY. I'm too old for that shit.*
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*Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I will now shut up about how I'm turning 40 and you can all go back to pretending I am precisely your age.

19 comments:

  1. we just bought a bed last week. a REAL bed made of wood with a headboard and everything. handing over my credit card made me sick for two days straight, but now we get to be proper adults who have sex in a proper adult bed. it gets delivered next week and i'm so excited, i can barely contain myself.

    hooray for new adult stuff that doesn't suck!

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  2. Good furniture is as important as leather shoes. In fact you will find there is no real reason to buy junk after FORTY. Confession - the price of my bar stools traumatized me so much that I kept the tags on so I could always take them back. Tags have been on for four years.

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  3. Swear to god: one of the best parts of getting older is spending money on the things that actually last, and work, and do what they're supposed to.

    Good furniture, comfortable shoes, good mattresses, good food, good wine... They don't necessarily have to be expensive, but not having to go with the cheapest choice solely because of cost is definitely the best luxury ever.

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  4. You want me to pretend you are 50?? Well, alrighty then... :-P

    There's something so clean and full of potential about a white desk. You're going to love it, and I bet you will love being 40.

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  5. Do you read Girl of a Certain Age? Granted, it's a bit more NY (and $$$) centric that I can sometimes deal with, but Kim makes many a good point about letting yourself buy something cool AND nice because you are an adult and deserve it.

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    1. I'm really bummed that the anonymous thing is so prone to this shit. anon used to be awesome. boo.

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  7. I mean, you post outfits on this blog that cost more than that table. Just saying...

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  8. you had me at motherfucking steel

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    1. Yeah, I'd have sex on that table.

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  9. I'm totally willing to pretend you're 25 if that will make you happy.

    That damn table makes me really happy. I don't think we're adult enough for it yet, though.

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  10. Ikea is the Payless Shoes of furniture. It will serve it's purpose when money is tight but it will not go the distance. Ikea furniture should be abandoned or destroyed when it's time to move.

    I have an Ikea dresser at home that's collapsing in on itself because it didn't survive this last move.

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    1. Oh, and there's nothing wrong with 40.

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  11. NICE table and kudos on the steel

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  12. that table is the shit! congratulations on the upcoming birthday!! i haven't been 40, but it seems like it's a super fun age!

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  13. 40 is hot. See: Paul Rudd, 4 years ago.

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