A new revolution has evolved and according to some it’s has come in gently. Twee, a frame of mind about consumerism has started to take root and take over. Twee is based upon purchasing with a purpose; vintage, and handmade pieces take front and center in this new movement. It’s more than just a diy, think artisanal.
Artisanal hot sauce is twee.
Are you still trying to figure out what Twee is about? Marc Spitz, the author of Twee: The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion, and Film, explores this topic greatly in his recently published novel. But here are some tips/cheats to help you get it quickly. Think of Portlandia (put a bird on it seems to be a Twee motto), Zoe Deschanel, Etsy, mid-century modern, Wes Anderson, and most of all Brooklyn.
Zoe Deschanel is twee.
Milo Baughman midcentury dining chairs are twee.
Turkish pillows are twee.
Etsy is twee.
We Andeson is twee.
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