Sunday, June 27, 2010

Things were better when they were worse

Is it possible to have a crush on a piece of furniture?
Is it possible to have that weird celebrity crush on a weird piece of furniture?
For someone who claims to hate the 70s as much as I do, I have a serious furniture crush on lawn chairs. But not just any lawn chairs.
(Boston Bill)
The webbed-strap aluminium lawn chairs. The kind where the webbing disintegrated in the sun, so after about a decade their structural integrity was pretty questionable. The metal-armed ones would burn your hands if left out in the sun long enough, and the plastic always cracked on the plastic-armed ones.
I just... like them. I can't explain it. Maybe the photos can.




Alright readers, do you have any weird furniture crushes?


  1. I actually don't mind these chairs either - I like webbed chairs and these are probably the only ones I could afford!

  2. Hi, my name is Uncle Atom, and I'm an aluminum lawnchair-aholic. I have a bunch of these, have stocked up spare webbing to repair them. Glad to know I'm not alone!

  3. Oh I love these too! They are so trashy-kitschy-kool!