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For Sale: $99 Rusty Trash Can

(Image: Anthropologie)

It's not just any trash can. It's an authentic, imported trash can designed for the elite West Village of New York City. See the rust? That's completely real--not imitation coloring.

Anthropologie is a website that sells only the trendiest, most luxurious goods for people of refined tastes. It's now offering a classic metal trash can--like the kind used by Oscar the Grouch of Sesame Street for a home--on sale for $99.95. That's marked down from the original price of $145. So get this hot item before it ends up on someone else's porch. Be a part of the decorating trend that Megan Garber of The Atlantic calls "shabby chic."

You want dents? Those cost extra.

-via Weird Universe


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"like the time used by Oscar the Grouch of Sesame Street"
I assume you mean "like the kind used by"
Which brings up this question: Is this being written using voice-dictation software of some kind? "time" and "kind" are not similar in spelling, nor can their letters be interchanged by simple errors of keyboarding. They are only similar in sound. I cannot think of another way in which these words can be interchanged, except by a voice-recognition software.
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Calling this “shabby chic” was a joke on the part of the Atlantic, one that works on several levels. Shabby Chic is a home decorating style that was really hot in the '80s and '90s. It basically consisted of trying for an organically vintage look by mainly faking age of the stuff you used (because that’s way cheaper than using actual antiques and faster than letting your stuff age organically). It was cute while it lasted, but today’s hipsters would be appalled to confront the fact that their obsession with a vintage appearance is compared to an outdated but not-so-distant-as-to-be-cool decorating fad.

A woman opened a shop in my neighborhood and named it Shabby Chic. She made it look like an antique shop, so I took a look. She had bought tons of used furniture, painted it pastel colors, distressed it, and tripled the price. I saw things I’d be liable to buy if I didn’t have to refinish it. Pastel deliberately distressed furniture just doesn’t work if you’re over 30.
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Actually, I was looking for a trashcan last week and I came across quite a few of these original vintage rusty trashcans, priced between 100 and 300€. It's obviously quite a thing.
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