I think of myself as a still-relevant guy. While hardly a hipster, I more or less know what's going on in our culture. I wonder why young people do what they do of course, but at the end of the day I don't feel too removed from the mainstream. Or so I did until I saw this.
It's a Delft-style place setting from Lovegrove and Repucci and the pattern is called New York.
It's also appalling. Look at it. It's graffiti for crying out loud. Graffiti, a garbage truck, a cop car and a street vendor cart; it even has an embroidered street lamp napkin.
Nothing's sacred and all is woe. Woe!
Lovegrove and Repucci is a New York-based design firm. They are hip. In looking over their wares I've concluded once and for all that I am not hip and I don't want to be.
All photography by Davies and Starr