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On the hunt for red lampshades for making my bedroom into a bordello. D.M. will like them because they are “Communist Chic.”  I for one, am opposed to “Communist Chic” for many reasons, including, but not limited to, recent weird fetishism of less-recent Soviet past.  Still, I am not opposed to red lampshades.  I think they would be nice. I will let you know when I find them.

Exhibit A: via Lark About

Exhibit B: via jjjjound


Written by rarface

December 1, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Posted in decoration

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  1. The cylinder light stands in the bottom picture could only have been produced by a cigar-chomping chauvinist looking to shine a light and call attention to his unbeknown-st phallic obessession.

    Sober capitalist

    December 2, 2009 at 12:05 am

  2. For once, Sober capitalist is on to something!

    And I reject the slander that I enjoy “communist chic.” Let me go on record as saying that (as Lyndon Johnson might say) I will not seek, and I will not accept, fetishization or *ostalgie* for official communism. Particularly egregious in this regard are the Shepherd Fairey *detournements* of the old Rodchenko designs for Saks…

    Incidentally, the picture from La Chinoise at top is Mao-ist chic, really — in other words, the Soviets (by 1967 at least) would not have approved. Mais la citation, ni Mao ni Kosygin, est Godard pur.


    December 2, 2009 at 12:53 pm

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