Thursday, January 14, 2010

CI #55 -- Things

They just don't make 'em like they used to. Remember when things were built to last, out of wood that wasn't from the Brazilian rainforest? When household things were both aesthetically pleasing and long lasting?

Nope, me either. That was before my time.

Don't get me wrong though. I love the density, weight and general flakiness of particle board as much as the next guy.

But you've got to admire "the way things used to be" when you see a beautiful mahogany mini dresser like this.

But that's not all, folks! Wait for it ...

Behold what's not your average antique mahogany mini-dresser. How awesome is that?

Today, we make things that are crap made out of crap (apologies to people who make things today). Back in the proverbial day, they made beautiful things out of beautiful things, which also enabled you to crap.

Hats off to our forefathers. Well done.

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