Having a comfortable home/room that reflects your personal style is the perfect relief from a day at a shitty job or gruelling mid-terms. Home decor is something worth investing in and a prime example of how to create calm in an environment you otherwise wouldn’t give a rat’s arse about.
Jessica Alba’s house is amazing. Maybe that’s why she is still invited to everything.
If you were around when MTV Cribs was still on the television then you can appreciate how interesting it is to see what ceramic animals rich people invest in, and how many jacuzzis Mariah Carey needs in her life. The Geffrye Museum of the Home is NOT a 16th century episode of Cribs. It is a boring free exhibit of chairs throughout the ages. Research and invest in your flat, but don’t start with going to museums. Click the image above for PROPER RESEARCH.
The Geffrye Museum - avoid at all costs
Stella McCartney gets it.
"The bigger the better" not only applies to popcorn sizes (cheeky bastards) but now also to winter-wear! Sure, there’s always somebody somewhere telling you to wear a Burberry trench and freeze your arse off, but this year the streetz are seeing broad shouldered and tapered knee Cocoon Coats. This oversized, masculine jackets are not only easy to find in secondhand stores, but are perfect for layering, circle scarves and sneaking snacks into the movie theatre. Embrace your Annie Hall and appreciate the functionality of these jock jackets. In the way that most boys got over high-waisted shorts, they will also get over the fact we no longer look like girls in these harsh winter conditions.
Not too tricky to dress up either! Swap your toque for a head scarf or take a cab.
'Tis a sad day when one discovers the fashion world and the prices that come with it. An interest in fashion is one of the many ways where creativity is tested to keep spending to a minimum and still look like you enjoy jazz and canapés. Listed below are other expensive interests and hobbies that a surprisingly poor group of people and students are willing to invest in. Every twenty-something will eventually have to ask themselves whether these hobbies are worth it, in the mean time enjoy having a yoga-toned ass and afghan rugs in your flat, pleb.
Artisan Coffee - £2.60 is not reasonable for a coffee. It doesn’t matter what autumn flavoured splooge is chucked up in your latte, think how many that’s the equivalent of 20 minutes of work at your shitty job. A massive movement against chain cafes has also created a new platform for no-name barista Gods but be smart caf-fiends, £2.60 from a ginger named Tom is still the same price as a small fries at MacDo’s.
Bikram Yoga - Why the actual fuck are people paying £12/$18 for a lemongrass scented heat torture session? Youtube videos at home to give you the freedom to nap and cry, save yourself from embarrassment and mainly keep your cold hard cash.
Antiques - Look what’s coming back in style! It used to be uncool when your Grandma had a tarnished bowl holding (bullshit) liquorice allsorts but now young eclectics are spending serious money on rugs and typewritters. It’s worth the collect call home to stock your flat - or check Gumtree and Ebay if you want some genuine damage on whatever you’re buying.
To each their own sure but be smart, join Wowcher, go on Ebay, and buy a cafetiere.