This chair submission arrived in my inbox with nary an explanation. There was simply a before and an after, signed by “J.” Mysterious! I’m not sure but I’m pretty sure that “J” is probably a very well-known celebrity. I bet J wants to keep his or her thrift-loving identity secret, so the whole world doesn’t find out that they secretly would rather recover a moldy old chair than buy a new one for half a million dollars at Barney’s, or wherever ridiculously rich people buy furniture. I wouldn’t know.
Possible possibilities: Jack Johnson, James Franco, Janet Reno, Jay-Z, Jerry Seinfeld, Joey Lawrence or Joan Cusack. Hmmmm. Yep, I’m on to you Jay-Z.