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Tag For Hate: Keurig

Cohost J. here. BHG reposted an article from Real Simple that quoted a study first published by SousVideGuy.com about kitchen and appliances. There’s lots of interesting data in that study (people love their Big Green Egg grills; some people spend $15 on meat thermometers) but the one fact that got my Andrew Christians in a twist is that Keurig is America’s favorite kitchen brand.

Ugh.

Full disclosure: a brand of my family earned their fortune at Green Mountain Coffee, which owns Keurig. But none of that fortune dripped down to me (get it?) so who cares.

I’m not a fan of Keurig machines and K-Cups. Super-simple to use, but to me they crank out crappy, barely warm coffee and most of the Cups are horrible for the environment. Unless you use the refillable ones, which are of course far less convenient–in which case I’d rather just make a regular pot o’ coffee.

To add insult to injury, kitchen and workplace break room counters across the land sprouted all those cheap, ugly K-Cup holders: the spinning racks, the slide-out drawers…another ugh. I want less clutter in the kitchen, not more thoughtlessly-designed junk.

So keep your non-compostable-packaged dishwater pods to yourself. I’m going to brew some “rocket fuel” as my mother-in-law calls my homebrewed drip coffee.

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Tag For Hate: The Fiddle Leaf Fig

The ubiquitous fiddle leaf fig, which you’ve seen in every. Single. Catalog. And. Magazine.

They’re darlings of the design world, appearing in countless pins, mags, blogs, Insta snaps, and, eventually, compost heaps across the world. The latter because NO ONE CAN GROW THESE. Have you tried? I bet you did, because they were (are?) uber-trendy.

What brought this to mind? A post on our Insta feed by Hilton Carter, in which Justina Blakeney, the founder of Jungalow–which is, like, all about houseplants–admitted that even SHE cannot keep a fiddle leaf fig alive.

Hilton can do it. Can you?

All power to those of you who can do it! We gave up a long time ago. If the urge strikes, we’re just going to go faux.

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Tag for Hate: Celeb White-on-White

So, Buzzfeed did a Valentine’s post about Kanye West’s OCD Cupid’s gift for wifey Kim (Kardashian, duh), and we couldn’t agree more: it’s freaky. Not only was the gift creepy (Kenny G playing in the midst of a billion glass vases holding a single rose), but the subsequent shots of their home gave us hives, too.

UPDATE February 2020: This home also made the cover of the March 2020 issue of Architectural Digest. The article makes me want to hurl even more than the monotone interiors.

Kim and Kanye’s home.

Yikes. Talk about white on white on white. Comfort? Warmth? Liveability? There’s no time for that in Mega Celebrity Land!

Oh, wait, there is that one room with a few pops of red…


So here’s to our first Tag for Hate post. But we know…this one was a no-brainer.