So, in a bid to cheer myself up yesterday, I set about trying to find a ridiculously expensive and decadent chair. A sort of cathartic sticking two-fingers up to the economy.
I DID find one of the most expensive chairs ever sold, it was Yves Saint Laurent's Dragons Chair by Eileen Grey which was sold for a whopping £19m but I have to say I don't really like it and even in my "bugger the recession" frame of mind, it is a ridiculous price tag.
So, instead I've settled for this gold chair by Fredrik Mattson for Swedish design company Bla Station.
Its covered in 24-carat gold leaf but I think it's anything but bling. In fact, I really rather love it and its sleekness while be an unashamed show off.