32. Plaid

I have so many memories of trying to sleep at Grandma and Pop-Pop’s house in Verona, NJ. Their house was always freezing cold, so, while trying to fall asleep, I remember studying the plaid on my pillowcase; following the lines with my fingers and picking out all the rectangles with my brain.

:not grandma's sheets, but they look a lot like them:

:not grandma's sheets, but they look a lot like them:

Buffalo plaid was a favorite of mine for a brief period, until plaid became the fabric of hipsters. I sorta had to give it up then, in order to keep my own sense of honor and style.

:lemme know if you know this person, cuz i don't:

:lemme know if you know this person, cuz i don't:

I personally love the 50’s and 70’s riffs on the plaid couch.

:what a gorgeous, scratchy-looking sofa:

:what a gorgeous, scratchy-looking sofa:

:i think grandma actually has chairs in this plaid taffeta:

:i think grandma actually has chairs in this plaid taffeta:

And, in a plaid, there are so many opportunities for rectangles! There’s the subtle windowpane, there’s the strong scottish pride, there’s preppy madras and each variation holds thousands and thousands of our favorite quadrilateral.

:windypain:

:windypain:

:tartan glorie:

:tartan glorie:

:icky favorite of nantuckitt:

:icky favorite of nantuckitt:

Next time you’re bored – look at some plaid, yo. Try to count the rectangles.

October 5, 2009. Culture, Fashion, History, Rectangles.

One Comment

  1. 34. My Initials « Things That Are Rectangles replied:

    […] each letter does, and then all three do. All you have to do is continue their lines forever (see plaid). This isn’t a matter of typeface, it’s a matter of the nature of the letters. E, L, […]

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