um, i like expensive things.
it's a bit of a talent, really. i can walk into a store and WHAMO, pick out the most spendy thing in the store. it's not like i have a radar for glitzy either. too bad this talent of mine doesn't make me any money... rather, it ends up costing me a pretty penny.
i try to lock up my spending habits and stick to low quantity, high quality sort of wares. Nice basics, especially while i'm renting. i figure the time for expensive things is when i own a place. and with the price of seattle real estate, that's going to be when i'm 55.
until then, i'm contenting myself with delicious, detailed, vivid fantasies. here are my latest obsessions, mainly centered around chairs, tables, and kitchens. (i'm sensing that i may need to have some friends over for dinner this weekend. my thoughts are all centered on food, sitting, and room for company...)
Barcelona chairs, to slip into with a glass of wine and good conversation
Philippe Stark ghost dining room chairs with a heavy wood table, classic shape with a twist
Eames rocking chairs, meant to sit in a sunny window and enjoy morning coffee
industrial chandeliers over a big table for loads of company
well, these pretty much speak for themselves...