“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”
― Oscar Wilde
Restoration Hardware consistently has the most delicious, the most desirable, the most needful things, and each marvelous item comes complete with a shocking price tag. On the rare occasions when I go in the store (as opposed to fogging up their windows), I wander about, mouth agape, gawking at every single gadget and gizmo like I’ve just arrived in town with the manure money. (No offense to those of you with manure-related income. I hear it’s the big thing these days.)
But I digress. These gorgeous pieces are all part of wonderfully-talented Danish designer Søren Rose’s line of outdoor furniture for Those Brilliant, Overpriced Bastards. Just to illustrate my point, I’ve included not just links to these glorious items, but also their bat-shit crazy prices.
EPILOGUE: This post went up many years ago, but it gets multiple hits every day. I don’t pretend to understand why, but I’m nonetheless grateful for the traffic. If you’re interested in Restoration Hardware’s fantasy-priced outdoor furniture, go check out the Marbella Teak Collection. The price tags are even more appalling (by a fair margin, actually), and it’s nearly as beautiful as this long-discontinued collection. If, on the other hand, you’re looking for Søren Rose’s wonderful work, go check out his website. He is still out there making beautiful things! And if anyone wants to tell me why it gets clicks every day, I’d love to know. Seriously. Please tell me. It’s driving me nuts. Every day? WTF?