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.

Your thoughts?

(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!


8 Comments on “Velour”

  1. The truth comes out: the “h” logo is for both Hillery and Hipster.

    • Mika says:

      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.

  2. alex hulme says:

    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.

    • Mika says:

      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 Maybe you’re right, uncool has just been replaced by retro!

  3. KHL says:

    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.

    • Mika says:

      I’m sure that’s how I’ll feel about my generation’s equivalent of avocado green (which I like, just the slightest bit)!

  4. aubrey says:

    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!

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