Friday, November 21, 2008

Welcome To Life Prettified!

Picture created with the help of the NGA Collage Maker.

Welcome to my new project. I have become so sick of shoddily made, cheap plastic stuff hawked at a price far more than it's worth. I've decided to refurbish, buy and create pretty things that make me smile when I see them, when I use them, and even when I give them away.

I got to this point because I've got too much mass market crapola shoved in my face each day . Not only is the stuff just plain ugly, but it always seems to break. I bought an expensive perfume a while back and it came in this cheesy plastic bottle. I'm paying over $40 a ounce and the bottle looks like I dug it out of the dollar bin! The first time the hair gel cascaded out of the medicine cabinet and hit it, the sprayer part broke off making it unusable. Thank you Gucci.

It only gets worse around the holidays when the habit to spend and splurge is practically mandated by the media guy and your friends and family.

So I'm going to ask one question whenever I go to buy something: Do I love it? If I do then great. If not I must find an alternative. I might take that so-so object and prettify it to make it grand, find something else all together, or make do without until until I find something that meets my needs.

If you are as sick of the ugly cheap bits of plastic they try to sell you every time you go to the store, please join me in this quest to surround myself with objects that beautify and endure.

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