VelourPosted: June 14, 2012 Filed under: Treasure Island 8 Comments
I was browsing Craigslist this morning and came across this awesome/hideous “mustard green” velour couch. Problem is, I can’t decide which adjective is more applicable, and I’m afraid that the couch’s awesomeness is dependent on its hideousness, which sounds a little bit like a hipster evaluation.
(Don’t worry, there’s not really any chance I’d buy the couch. Sadly.)
P.S. Given that this is a college town, I’m troubled by the number of people who list a “dinning table” or “dinning set with 4 chairs.” Do basics of English pronunciation rules escape most folks? I don’t know the formal terminology, but 2 Ns will change the vowel sound, which is why “wining” and “winning” are pronounced differently – just like “dining'” and “dinning.” Thank you, soapbox ended.
P.P.S. I also just found this to-die-for couch. Obviously it could use reupholstering, but the shape! I even secretly like the color!
The truth comes out: the “h” logo is for both Hillery and Hipster.
I’m not brave enough to commit to being a hipster. And can you picture Jarom as a legitimate hipster? Not likely! He’d have to switch to a field of law where he didn’t need a suit, or could wear the brown one from Napoleon Dynamite.
i think hipster logic is more “ooh, that is so retro! i must have it.” i dont think it matters if it looks good or not. i love buying ugly things just because the are ugly, but that doesnt extend to flowered mom jeans, because im not a hipster. they are simply retro, which would fall in the hipster category.
I kinda figured hipsters do everything ironically, so they like things that would otherwise be considered “uncool.” I’m sure there must be a more recent version of the world “uncool” – lame? Weak? Maybe you’re right, uncool has just been replaced by retro!
I never realized “mustard green” was a color. Definitely hideous. And since I lived through the first iteration of what is now “retro” I simply cannot add hip, hipster or any other positive label to that couch.
I’m sure that’s how I’ll feel about my generation’s equivalent of avocado green (which I like, just the slightest bit)!
I don’t think I could do the green one, I think you’re right–it’s awesome because it’s hideous. I would go for the orange one in a heartbeat though, the lines on it are amazing, and the wood feet are gorgeous. I’d actually buy that if I lived in UT right now!
We’re looking at getting the orange one! Eventually I would want to reupholster it, but can’t afford to now.