Saturday, January 29, 2011

You're over it.

Sorry - I was away on business, which meant not only long, focused meetings, but also back-slappy nights of wine and overindulgence with business associates (hard life alert!), so I had no time to check and post comments from the last post.

They are in. Check them out. You guys are over a lot of shit. Feels good to vent, no?

Feel free to continue adding to your list. Here was my favorite (file under "someone had to say it"):



"I would have to say I am so over the current girl on girl crushes going on with the ladies... in the design blog community as a whole. I mean seriously...could they love themselves anymore? Could they love to profess their love for their cuteness? ...watch their self obsessed videos and you will see what I mean. I'm sure they are all perfectly sweet but this is like Domino magazine dipped in the Willy Wonka chocolate river. Except none of them get sucked up the tube. Oh this whole thing gets me just riled up. Make your magazine, be professional, and stop having cupcake parties so you can celebrate your glasses, or skirts, or so called achievements. Oy."

32 comments:

Sharon @ Real Estate Resuscitation said...

Most excellent comment.

The Roving Home said...

Yeah, it is annoying. But incestuous praise and self-love (not to get carried away with the sexual references) has been blogger currency for quite a while now. Where this Anonymous commenter been? And the thing is, if these excitable bloggers have a magazine - or whatever - to promote, creating a culture of Domino-dipped-in-handcrafted-chocolate with all your It Girl friends is sort of part of their job. And doesn't this go on in the print media world too? Chummy design people getting together to tell each other how great they are? If I have to read another taste-maker feature about that so-crazy-she's-cool Kelly Wearstler I'm going to poke my eyes out. She and all her editor friends congratulate each other on their uptown version of cupcakes all the time no doubt. So why would I begrudge the little baby It Girl Kellys their chance to tell us and each other how much they really, really like handmade flower pins and burberry patterned rainboots? Just ignore them on twitter and facebook and enjoy your print magazine, reading yet again about that amazing Carolyn Roehm and her revelatory insistence on having fresh flowers when she entertains.

Anonymous said...

I bet if the girls with the cute glasses and skirts, asked the person who left that comment to be featured in their magazine and join their cupcake party, the commenter would be on it like white on rice.

Let the girls have fun with their new endeavors, they will succeed or fail on their own merits, but no need to drag them down while they try.

Penelope Bianchi said...

Very interesting.....Anonymous.......very interesting!

I agree! Cream rises to the top. All by itself!

Watch!

Design citation said...

anon 10:12 pm:
Decorno very graciously gave us the space + permission to rant, so PUHLEEZE put the glue gun down, + go back to your ETSY store if you can't handle it.

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

Bravo to the Anonymous in your post AND to the Anonymous above me.

Kelly

Anonymous said...

I bet if the girls with the cute glasses and skirts, asked the person who left that comment to be featured in their magazine and join their cupcake party, the commenter would be on it like white on rice.

Yeah...no.

Anonymous said...

The kind of sycophantic worship IS weird.

I APPLAUD all these chicks making their own mags (seriously cool), but the look-at-me-and-my-bestfriends-all-eating-cupcakes-and-throwing-around-tinsil scrapbook sections are a turn off.

It's like strangers showing me baby pictures. They're not my kids, I don't care.

Just show the houses and quit talking about yourself.

Penelope Bianchi said...

I LOVE DECORNO!!!

I am over a bunch of stuff. Saw all of it at the "Antique Show" this week-end in Santa Barbara.

It was never appealing in the first place! (rusty old tables; boots left out in the rain)..HUH???

Grain sacks need grain in them. To feed the chickens!

YIKES!!

Anonymous said...

Cream rises to the top. All by itself!

Penny: So does shit.
Nixon. Reagan. Bush I. Bush II...

Anonymous said...

Can someone point me in the direction to any of these blogs that are actually based on unique talent and not just postings of magazine images? I swear thats all I ever see. Not original spaces of their own or even a so-called "client" just re-posting of images they cut and paste and add cutesy titles to. That or the latest Craigslist junk.

Anonymous said...

Can someone point me in the direction to any of these blogs that are actually based on unique talent...?

THIS is precisely where blogs will always be at a disadvantage, compared with magazines. Bloggers just don't have any budget to travel and scout and photograph new interior decorating projects, and good decorators are not going to agree to have their work posted on a blog when they could get it in a national magazine instead.

Anonymous said...

Bloggers that clearly have deals with the big retail decor/furnishing stores. The obvious plugs are annoying as well as the "look at my house" pics that have ZERO creativity and uniqueness as they look like bad version of the catalogs from the stores they are pimpin'

Bloggers who comment and leave their lame-ass "giveaway" in the comment.

Bloggers who's boyfriends sole job is to photograph them in whatever weird-ass ensemble they pull together daily and post.

Bloggers who have expensive cameras and can't take a decent photo to save their lives. What a waste of good equipment.

Bloggers who dress like prostitutes and then talk about how much they LOVE Jesus.

Anonymous said...

The Roving Home:

The difference is: Bloggers are us. Just regular folks for the most part. We can communicate directly with them. We can tell them they are being silly and annoying, and they can be receptive.

Magazines produced by big corporations? Not.

Anonymous said...

- Those WHORE-RENDOUS Hicks pendants!! So ugly and now everyone and their muther has them.

-Animal Hide rugs. Stick to one if you must have them. Using Zebra AND cow? Really?

- Lucite EVERYTHING. Especially the freakin chairs.

-Bar Carts. 2 strikes if its a Lucite bar cart.

-Upholstered Headboards. 2 Strikes if it's tufted.

- Ikat.

Anonymous said...

Blogs shouldn't even try to compete with magazines and I don't think anyones thinking they actually can or want them to. I think it almost insulting to readers and lazy of a blogger to always, every month, post pictures from the mags (print and online) as if their readers didn't read or already have access to the same pubs. How boring and lacking creativity. "oh look- here's the online, smaller version of the exact same thing you just looked at all glossy and close" FUN!!!!!!

MoreSkinnyDays said...

I am over Rihanna--the hair, the music, the stupid poses in sunglasses and tacky 80s clothing. Also, I am over everyone in Los Angeles I know (who frankly should know better given their eduction) saying "literally" when there is no figurative counterpart. Stooooop.

Anonymous said...

"Bloggers who dress like prostitutes and then talk about how much they LOVE Jesus"

I would LOVE bloggers who do that!

Anonymous said...

Right.

I'm REAL over mags (and blogs) that are nothing but poppy items page after page trying to force feed me some perceived style that I *should* subscribe to in my young professional youth. I feel dirty after I read all that. Or like I just ate half a cake with really thick icing. Or like I just had a three-hour conversation with a valley girl. Harumph. More substance, please.

@ anon 12:50:
Bloggers who comment and leave their lame-ass "giveaway" in the comment

mutherfucking word.

Anonymous said...

Anon Jan. 31, 1:35 pm--

Had that same feeling about the new website "curbed": "Hey, didja see that article in Elle Decor? What about that other article in Elle Decor?" etc. etc.

Moggie said...

that fucking Glee show. why do people want to watch adults playing high school kids? why do people want to watch high school kids?

Anonymous said...

I love you bitter Betty Bloggers.

maison21 said...

hey anon@1:17- suck it!

http://ow.ly/i/7KCG

;-)

Anonymous said...

O.K. Maison21(laughing)THAT version doesn't make me physically ill. Well played sir :)

Lynn said...

One Kings Lane Tastemaker Tag Sales! I've seen stuff there I have at home and paid 1/10 the price for. If only I graduated from Harvard *in 2006!* and could be featured there...

I'm also over formulaic interior design - just take:

1 sunburst mirror +
2 lucite ghost chairs +
1 animal skin rug +
2 Spitzmiller gourd lamps +
loads of ikat,
you get the idea

and your room will be featured in House Beautiful in a jiffy.

Anonymous said...

Do you think Madeline Weinrib beats her ikat weavers with a cane? I'm not saying she definitely does, I'm just wondering.

Anonymous said...

As if it couldn't get any more ridiculous " The Homies" blogging contest at Apartment Therapy chose "This Young House" as this years winner. Really? The house of Ace Hardware and Ikea? Not surprising actually as the list of finalist ended up being crazy awful blogs. Further proof that the interior design blogging world is lame.

Penelope Bianchi said...

There are many talented and unique blogs! Decorno,an aesthetes lament, le style saloniste, velvet and linen,to name a few!

Penelope Bianchi said...

Ps find a blog you like; then look at the ones they list!!!

Lynn said...

I am so over SKULLS (especially jewel-encrusted ones) and ANIMAL PRINT (particularly leopard) on clothing. I realize I might be in the minority here, but I just had to get this off my chest.

Anonymous said...

I am tired of reading blogs that act as if they are showing a Belgian or French country look, then you notice at the bottom of MANY of the posts, it's for sale. Or rent. It's clearly a paid ad. Seems like the commenters aren't aware, and ooh and ahhh and say thank you for yet another stylish home interior post. But if they new it was some kind of 'product placement'...I think it would loose the romance. Maybe it's just me, but I'll go on realtor.com if I want to see an overflowing real estate ad.

Anonymous said...

I just discovered you and I might be in love. I thought I was the only one confused by "design" blogs that are just posts of magazine pictures. Huh?