My surprise at the sheer size and weight of the Restoration Hardware catalog overshadowed any initial interest I had in browsing through it. I recalled last year's being unnecessarily large, but when this year's version landed in my mail box over the weekend, I was shocked to see that the page count had gone up from last year's 616 pages to this year's astounding 992 pages. At over 5 pounds, is the catalog too much of a burden (on the environment, on the mail carrier, on the recycling) for what is essentially unsolicited mail?
What do you think? Is this too much, or is it no different than receiving a fall copy of one of fashion's notoriously heavy September issues?
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