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Catalog Living offers a glimpse inside the lives of the people inhabiting your home furnishing catalogs. Who keeps jars of starfish in their bathroom? Who uses stacks of color-coordinated books as a bedside table? The answer is Gary and Elaine, the unseen and often clueless couple who live their lives according to the gospel of Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel. There is now a Catalog Living book, Catalog Living at Its Most Absurd: Decorating Takes Wicker Balls.

A Seat on the Sea . . .

Gary and Elaine were having a wonderful time at the dinner party, but they knew soon it would be time to unmoor their lounge chairs and ride them back home.

Basket Case . . .

Explain to me again Elaine how our linen closet went up in flames?

You Light Up My Linen . . .

I don't know, Gary. I'm still concerned that our basket of guest towels isn't lit well enough.

Looking Out for Number Two...

Frankly, we never use them, but Gary won't let me sell them in the garage sale because he loves referring to "the pile of stool in the hallway."

No Bark All Bite . . .

Gary, what did I tell you? You leave the back door open and the patchwork ceramic dog is going to come after our food.

A Seasoned Couple . . .

Having really messed up their anniversary dinner the previous year, Gary patted himself on the back for nailing it this year with Elaine's favorite: salt and almonds.

 

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Net Profit . . .

Returning home from his early morning fishing excursion, Gary knew to wait until after Elaine finished her game of giant dominoes to show her the vintage door he caught in his net.

 

The Daily Dot recently covered the new Catalog Living book.

Fancy Book Learnin' . . .

It's a slippery slope Elaine. First the pillows learn to read, then next thing you know they're taking over this place.

 

The Daily Dot recently covered the new Catalog Living book.

Pick-up Game

Gary, I'm not bringing you a fifth trash can. Either get out of the bath or improve your shooting.

 

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Tapped Out . . .

Put up all the recipes and articles you want Elaine, but until we get a faucet on this sink it's unlikely you'll make the "best food" anywhere.

 

The Daily Dot recently wrote a story about the new Catalog Living book.