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"Dumpster Diver Chic" Takes Hold of LA Homes

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Environment Furniture's answer to the $300 scruffy boyfriend jean. Image via LAT

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For the latest in stealth wealth, we turn to the LA Times, which reports on the rough-and-ready furnishings that are infiltrating our city's ritziest homes. Christened "dumpster diver chic" by former MOCA curator Brooke Hodge, the fad is marked by such Little House on the Prarie set pieces as tables made from barrels, tree stumps that double as ottomans, and lots of scratchy burlap upholstery.

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