From J. Crew: John Derian® paperweights – $60.00
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Paperweights? I get that J. Crew is trying to become an all-things-cool store, but at some point the line has to be drawn for the sake of mass appeal. And I just don’t see how knick knacks would make the cut.
From the description:
An eclectic collector and craftsman, John Derian creates objects beloved for their offbeat appeal… His famous decoupage (it has a cult following among decorators, industry insiders and those in-the-know) uses antique botanicals, wall paper and animal prints to transform everyday objects...
Well dip me in sh*t and roll me in breadcrumbs. His decoupage has disciples. And it’s not just the rank and file like you and me, it’s a cult following amongst those “in-the-know”!!!! Final score:
On the Muytjens-ometer: Five Heads
Insane. Flat insane. 60 bucks for a thing to put on top of your clutter so a stiff breeze doesn’t knock it off your desk. Maybe some of you would actually use a paperweight, but spending sixty dollars on one? C’mon. And the flowery description is sounding astoundingly similar to the Senfield version of J. Peterman. The spaniel looks like something you’d see at an estate sale. I don’t get it. But then again, I don’t get selvage denim either.
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