A Resounding “Meh”

by Erin on November 22, 2010

So at first I was thrilled to hear that Liberty and Apple were collaborating on a line of Liberty-print laptop cases and bags: two of my favorite things, together! My current laptop sleeve is nicely utilitarian, but is the world's most boring taupe-y gray. (I think it's the color androids paint their living rooms.)

And then I actually clicked through, to see: 

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Meh, right? I mean, there are literally dozens of Liberty fabric designs currently available, and they picked one that shouts "Grandma's Nightgown"? They also do a leather Ianthe, but Ianthe is the Liberty version of Death By Chocolate—sure, it's nice and all, but it's not SURPRISING.

I mean, even Strawberry Thief would be cooler than this pattern (Edenham). C'mon: Apple, Liberty, I know you can do better than this. WWSJD?

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Cecelia Petro November 22, 2010 at 5:42 am

What were they thinking??

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Jen O November 22, 2010 at 7:15 am

The unwritten message is: Why not make your own and have a really great fabric cover?

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ParisGrrl November 22, 2010 at 8:47 am

Oh boy those are disappointing…reminds me of when I went to London and went to a store that specializes in Liberty fabrics, fully prepared to shell out the big pounds for a treat, and couldn’t find a single pattern in stock that inspired me enough to purchase. Meh indeed.

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PunkRizz November 22, 2010 at 10:18 am

I agree with Jen O. Maybe it’s an elaborate plot to get everyone sewing their own? (Now that would be my kind of conspiracy theory!)

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sil November 23, 2010 at 8:20 am

And it’s 80 pounds! That’s outrageous even if the dollar wasn’t in the sh*t can right now.

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Meg November 24, 2010 at 12:41 pm

I love this line:
(I think it’s the color androids paint their living rooms.)

What boring options!

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Eirlys November 25, 2010 at 6:37 am

Yeah, they could have done a LOT better on the Liberty options. Should’ve asked your advice, Erin.

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Cookie November 29, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Ouch! That Grandma’s Nightgown choice IS horrible! Very “Little House on the Prairie”.

Don’t they want something on a darker background, so scuffs won’t show?

My favorite lately is Mirabelle (also pretty in the lavender colorway) but it’s white, too.

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