Urban industrial design and decor - because the world can only take so many brick walls and stained concrete floors decorated with kilim rugs and potted succulents.
Women who wear black skinny jeans, a blue chambray shirt, and a floppy hat - because madewell can only accessorize the same tired look so many ways (stripes and polka dots don’t count anymore and are barely considered a pattern due to chronic overuse).
Photo frames with words like, ” live, laugh, love” on them - because if a picture is worth a thousand words, the last thing that photo of you and your dog needs is a shitty caption carved out of wood.
Once again, loosey-goose Merriam-Webster as an advocate for total anarchy: do whatever the eff you want; say whatever the eff you want; spell it however the eff you want; there is no God; there is no law; there is only your “personal preference.” Total YOLO. I’m so relieved because I’ve been calling it “kvetch-up” this whole time! Prescriptivists UNITE!
Wall Gallery Inspiration
Happy Tuesday! I feel like I haven’t posted in ages! Things got super hectic at work so to make it up to you I thought I’d post something that always seems to be a crowd pleaser—gallery wall inspiration! Art is so personal and the type of artwork you choose for your home is bound to say a lot about you. A gallery wall is a creative way to showcase what you love and what moves you. I added the 7th and 8th photo to show that I’m not a total color-phobe haha. If your wall is pretty full, I’d keep the other walls in the room clean so the room can breathe. Love the grouping ideas presented in the last photo!
McDonalds sign catches fire in Brazil
Patent of the Month: Tucker “Torpedo”
During World War II, the South Side of Chicago was home to one of the largest war plants in the country, used by Dodge-Chrysler to build bomber plane engines. After the war, Preston Tucker leased two of the buildings to build his “Torpedo” car. This site is now the home of the National Archives at Chicago!
Read the full post on the AOTUS blog.
Image: Tucker “Torpedo” Patent Drawing, 06/14/1949. National Archives Identifier 594674