-----Original Message----- From: lbo-talk-bounces at lbo-talk.org [mailto:lbo-talk-bounces at lbo-talk.org] On Behalf Of Doug Henwood Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2011 1:15 PM To: lbo-talk at lbo-talk.org Subject: Re: [lbo-talk] Politics of DIY
On Jan 23, 2011, at 1:45 PM, shag carpet bomb wrote:
> So, if you can't go retro with your home furnishings, if retro martini
shakers are just soooooooo 2004, whaddya gonna do? Knit! Make kitchen curtains out of burlap rice sacks! Can't sew? Even better: so authentic and rustic!
My mother used to make dresses out of old towels. It was a mix of extreme frugality and self-punishment (with some serious psychological issues thrown in) and it always depressed me. I'd much rather save up my pennies and go to Agnes B.
> Srslytho, I was just bitching about something similar at facebook: the
boing-boing blog tendency to host endless articles on DIY projects, often featuring sappy effusions on the fine art of making your own damn dressings.
Lauren Weber, author of In Cheap We Trust
makes her own laundry detergent. When I asked her if maybe she undervalued her time, she rejected that out of hand.
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