The Best of WallpaperStore*

If you've been paying attention to the news lately, you may have noticed that wealth disparity has become a hot topic in a way not seen since France circa July 1789. In times like this, a little humanity can go a long way. It behooves us all to reach across the aisle--or rather, up (way, way up)--to where our Capitalist god-kings dwell in their bronze-electroplated homes, and take a look at how people live when they can afford to blow an entire annual salary every month on tasteless crap.

And so, WallpaperStore* (the asterisk is part of the name). A self-described "creative marketplace" for home and office products by internationally renowned designers and artists, WallpaperStore* is a surreal, Twilight Zone-esque vortex of poor taste and artery-bursting price tags. To browse its pages is to descend into a dizzying alternate universe of hand-cut marble facades and brushed-brass. Before long, you begin to wonder if you've accidentally stumbled into the initiation rites for an Eyes Wide Shut-style one-percenter sex cult.

For your convenience and peace of mind, I've done the hard work for you. Here, in handy list form, is the Best of WallpaperStore*.

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