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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Huh. People do read this blog

Seems my wee rant about photo styling caused a stir on the Living Etc. forums, and today I received this email:

Hi Raina,
Your blog was linked in a post on one of our forums, so we could see your comments on our styling. Could you post a reciprocal link at the end of the blog, where you credit the magazine, so people can have a look at some more pics in our gallery? We don't mind people using our images, as long as it directs them back in our direction at the end.

Thanks, and happy bag hunting:)

Kind regards

Sara Norrman
Managing Editor

Done and dusted, Sara. And I'll do it again for good measure.

[The ever inspiring Living Etc. gallery of sometimes over styled interior photos]


nkp said...

Ha, you are officially Notorious with a capital N! I'm sure your mama is proud...can I still call you Raina? You should change the name of the blog to " bringing light to the masses" or better yet "Design Enlightenment." ;-)

Raina rocks, but we already knew that!

please sir said...

Well that's good to they didn't reply to your rant? Interesting observation. I enjoy extra details here and there...what would you recommend instead of over styling?

Raina said...

My esteemed opinion (worth two cents) - photo styling should be about arranging the existing items to create the most pleasing composition for flatness photography imposes.

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

I so, so agree with you, Raina..!!!!
BTW: love your name; are you Lebanese..?

Raina said...

Hi ya Here There and welcome!

Thank you for the compliment. I'm Jewish, my name means "pure" in Hebrew. It is close to "queen" in French and Spanish ("reine" and "reina"), and I've been told it's a popular name in India and some African countries.

sherri said...

wait til they read a larger than wee rant.

Yana said...

Even as adults, we are still 'busted' sometimes.

keep up the poignant work!!

karly / said...

oh snap!

Pretty rad that they took it well, though. Just makes me heart Living Etc. more, as if that were possible

*TRUFAX* said...

Nice example of passive-aggressive, especially the insincere emoticon

susieq said...

You got served -- what a badge of honor! Keep up the rants. We love your opinions!

houseenvy said...

Oh dear, that would be my fault, I linked to it because I found it funny and thought others would too (they did!). Sorry if I caused you any trouble. On the plus side, hopefully I introduced a few more people to your blog :-)

Raina said...

Hello Houseenvy and a very warm welcome to you!

No problem whatsoever, trust me. I stand behind what I write on this blog.

Thanks for opening my blog up to a wider British audience.

Hope to see you back again soon!

erin@designcrisis said...

Their "happy bag hunting" line shows they have a sense of humor, and now I'm a Living Etc lover for life.

hello gorgeous said...

Ha! Erin's right, at least they have a sense of humour. I spelled it all special for you.

Designers' Brew said...

HG, did you have to pay extra for that U?