Blog favourites as of late

Posted on Sun, 27 Oct 2013 by KiM

KiM says:

Margaret – LOL

1. never enough

2. i prefer converse, hunters or anything rick owens…..but yes. gotta show you have chic footwear as well as furniture.

3. not sure i'd use plywood for kitchen cabinets (except in a cottage) but i frankly think plywood and pressboard is underrated.

Jenny says:

One question:

How long before snobby "designers" stop their self-important preaching about what is and is not acceptable in our own homes and quit using sarcasm and mean-spirited soliloquy to shame us into feeling cheap and tacky for finding beauty in simple finishes and materials? All of the above images have something interesting and beautiful to share. By the way, being rude is "cheap and tacky" in it's highest form.

Shane says:

There is a difference, Jenny, between expressing a general boredom and exacerbation when it comes to interior design trends and directly attacking someone for their views. Shelter trends take a lot longer to fall out of popular favor, after all. Whether or not you feel targeted is a result of your insecurities and not the opinions of others. The only one making aggressive statements here is you. So take that into account while you secretly loath the exposed plywood you chose because you were tempted by Apartment Therapy posts and glossy shelter mags.

– Shane

Jared Hayden says:

Dear Jenny,

Please calm yourself. First, I'm not a "designer", just a fan of this site and someone who loves architecture, design and creativity. I'm also not particularly snobby or mean-sprited by nature. My post was meant in the spirit of fun, humor and satire. This is, after all, a decorating blog–we're not discussing homelessness, inequality or a cure for AIDS here. I too love simple finishes and all things honest and beautiful, but I also get a kick out of occasionally lampooning pretension and faddishness masquerading as originality. I truly apologize if I shamed you into feeling anything–especially cheap and tacky.

Margaret says:

Jared I thought your post this morning was hilarious and I just wanted in on the fun….much of what you said is true which makes it all the funnier! Keep up the commentary I'll be reading!

Katerina says:

Honestly, other responses aside and with all the respect to everyone's opinion, I just love this post because it gives me more blogs to explore and follow for inspiration so thank you so much for that! (I am already following half of them so the rest were right up my alley! 🙂

Lea says:

I'm with Jared, Margaret and Shane. Every reader post does NOT have to be "oh my fav house yet" or "when can I move in" lol

Shane says:

Go Katerina! Way to stay on point 🙂

Daniella says:

Oh, thank you so much! /D

Katie says:

Take it or leave it people, it's the beauty of the internet, either you like it or don't, but as always unless you have something nice to say, DON'T.
Someone has put their time and effort into these posts, images and blogs, someone has also put their time and effort into the materials they've chosen (whether you like them or not) and someone has put their time and effort into staging the photos (yes we all know they're staged) so perhaps just maybe we all might try remembering that whilst it's not all our taste it IS someone elses home or work that you're reducing to a sarcastic comment, funny or not.

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