Restoration Hardware catalog. I had not even realized I was on the mailing list, but, as these things go, it came through the mail slot. It was timely, as my husband and I (as we gleefully covered the last of the Restoration Hardware 1990's colorless "silver" paint in our kitchen with green) had been ruminating aloud about the post-economic-collapse fate of the place. As chain retailers go, it sort of catered to three elements that have evaporated over the past year and a half; upper middle class careless spending, more-expensive-than-necessary home improvements, and the impulse buy. Since we thought it on its way out, I was interested to see the catalog arrive announcing "Reinvented. Remodeled. Reborn." across the front. I thought "Oh well then, they are smarter than we are. They have restyled the brand to knock down the prices and keep sales coming in." Silly me. The opposite is true.