Laundry Purgatory

May 22, 2009

I have it. And it is taking over my home.

The laundry comes out of the machine. It gets dumped on an available surface, sometimes folded, oftentimes not, especially if it is towels or sheets or Mr.’s socks. It does not make it to the closet, because the closet is a disaster. And disasters in small spaces = bad news bears.

To dress, I henpeck what sits on a table, hangs on a drying rack. I therefore wear 20%, maybe 30% of my wardrobe.

Do I have too many clothings? Do I need a dresser, a dream closet? Do I need to turn my entire back room (all 84 square feet of it) into a primping room, like this one from an early issue of domino magazine?

My hunch: I need to kick the lazy. Though a dressing room would be so glamour-puss.

Do you have laundry purgatory? How do you fight it?


Farewell, domino magazine.

January 31, 2009

While many of you likely know the sad fate of domino magazine, I nevertheless feel obliged to eulogize the glossy upon its passing. Apparently, the March issue marks the last in a long line of well-done shelter-focused publications (Et tu, Condé Nast?). domino, I will miss you — you and your ultra-expensive ottomans and paeans to Greek Key patterns and leopard-print carpeting.

In the big scheme, however, is it not better for the environment that fewer magazines are being printed? That’s a lot of paper to make every month, and heaven knows that not all of it gets recycled (a process that, while better than landfilling, won’t save us anyhow).

But what about the future of print publications? Surely technology can’t replace all print matter. Can it?