Monday, February 27, 2006


In my travels hither and yon on the internet, I've come across the homewares retailer Design Within Reach. Ah, at last! The beauty of good design at a price ordinary people can afford.

Well, yes. As long as by 'ordinary' you mean 'ordinary when compared to Donald Trump'.

I've learnt a lot from browsing through this site. Apprently you can charge $400 for a $40 mirror just by attaching the label 'Minimal' to it.

minimal mirror

Remember, nothing says minimal like a depleted bank account!

Failing that, how about a Tibetan goat hair couch cushion? Only $298! C'mon, you paid nine thousand for the couch... don't skimp on the accessories.

goat pillow

And don't forget the kids. Delight their bourgeois little hearts with a box of wooden animals, at a price hand-crafted by DWR's finest marketing artisans; $478.

wooden animals

At that price, they can buy a second set with their pocket money!

But Design Within Reach does have the occasional good deal. How about a classic Eames chair with ottoman for only $575! Bargain!

little eames

True, it's only five inches high, but let's face it, $575 for timeless Eames style is a steal, and now your hamster will have somewhere to sit while he's watching Extreme Makeover with you.


Blogger MC Etcher said...

Oh Blandwagon, what would we do without you? Keep it up!

5:08 AM  
Blogger Jege (Jen) said...

Design Within Reach, my ass!!! That place pisses me off to no end, with it's "affordable" design that even I, an architect, cannot afford. Fuckers.

11:55 PM  

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