The "Lena Dunham of couches" seems destined to divide Craig's List customers.
From what I understand, the upholstery slips off easily and often.
Look, you're either going to like this couch a lot, or it's just going to annoy you to death. There probably won't be much of a middle ground. And that's okay. Not everybody has to like every couch. But can we just not be too mean-spirited in our criticisms of the couch?
Anyway, this youthful-yet-cozy piece of furniture is described as "a classy beautiful sexy REAL and relatable couch that's comfortable... basically the Lena Dunham of couches" on Craig's List (the Brooklyn page, obviously). Its current owner laments that "couches get stuck in a vortex of comfort vs. sexuality and it's all just...life. And we need to get over it."
While I do agree, I feel like there might be some digital trickery at play in this image. Maybe some of its lumps are smoothed out, or it's been slimmed down to more easily fit into the room. Or maybe someone hastily Photoshopped the actual Lena Dunham behind it. Hard to say. But I have half a mind to offer some kind of financial reward for original photos of the couch. Undersytand, this is not to shame the couch. The couch is beautiful just the way it is. This is about Craig's List and its storied history of misrepresenting couches.
(by Dennis DiClaudio)