Fuck Your Noguchi Coffee Table

Sorry for cursing but that’s the name of my new favorite Tumblr. If you don’t know what a Noguchi Coffee table is, then you’re in good (and handsome) company because neither did I.

Despite working in a very aesthetic field and growing up with a mother who changed the “theme” of our living room mantel every month, my eye for personal home design did not carry over. I can appreciate a beautifully decorated apartment and I understand when I’m in the presence of “original wood floors.” I know all about the art of sanding because all my mom ever did was sand, and I very much enjoy judging other people’s decor. “That couch is a little tacky, don’t you think?” I’ve been known to whisper to my bachelor dad about his very own couch.

Usually he tells me, “Don’t sit on it, then.”

The disconnect is when it comes to my own apartment. The walls are white. I have one thing framed. It took me three years to get a living room carpet, and three and a half years to replace the shower curtain that my roommate and I bought as a joke when first moving in. (It’s a map of the world and I can locate Uzbekistan with my eyes closed, so all in all, a win.)

A huge part of me wishes I’d spend my money on decorative disco balls and mid-century modern chairs, or at the very least that instead of taking a nap I would color-code my bookshelves or find a pile of firewood to paint.

But I don’t. And I probably never will, and for that I say, “Fuck your Noguchi coffee table.” Because deep down, I wish I had one.

[Fuck Your Noguchi Coffee Table]

  • eleanor

    haha i love this! i’m constantly eyeing up photos of peoples beautiful homes until i realise that i dont have the money for even half of what theyve used to make it look so nice and i also am far too lazy for all of that effort. i’ll get by just fine!

  • thebloginista

    I think we are the same person.

  • Julie

    Have you ever checked out CatalogLiving.net? Similar sentiment.

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  • LexoRexo

    You have to read Catalog Living. Best snark re: this sort of stuff EVER.

  • I enjoyed wasting time and not working while looking at that Tumblr. Thank you!

  • Lisa Thomson

    Hilarious. Thanks for the link.

  • Sarah

    And thanks for my new obsession. This is fabulous.

    xx Sarah | Loser Girl Wins

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  • Kate Wilson

    haha, great! Such a good post x


  • Mimi Chi – 2P1PTA

    I seriously love this!! I built my house and moved in in 2010, and I kept telling myself I would get around to decoration. Here at 2014, I have not done a thing besides the furniture I bought in 2010 and stuff we have accumulated for the kids. I really want to get around to it, but I just don’t know if I ever will.

  • Cool idea to present a blog of this kind!