Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
Twiggy and Kylie Minogue have both designed bedroom sets for British decor company April Wilde, and we were surprised by the one that made us sit up and take notice. We worship Twiggy, but we don't worship her "Heritage Collection." We're sad to say that it's a bit boring and looks like the Laura Ashley our moms put on everything in the 1980s. The flower-print linens and quilted throws look really comfortable, in a country casual, bed-and-breakfast kind of way, and they're probably great if you're into that kind of thing. But we're not.
On the other hand, Kylie's bed is a hoot. The Kylie at Home set is metallic and satin and couldn't be more shiny if you sprayed the whole damn thing in glitter, which she may well have done. Her linens may be over the top and a completely insane, but we're not sure those are negative qualities. We want to drape our rooms in her sequin-encrusted blankets and use them as a test for potential dates. If they laugh, they can stay. If they run, well, we won't chase them.
Our imagination does not want to be distracted with thoughts of how comfortable it probably is not to sleep on scratchy sequins. What do you think? Are either of these sets wins?
· In Bed with Kylie Minogue & Twiggy [Apartment Therapy]