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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I have a question

Who in the Sam Hell is running Apartment Therapy lately?

31 comments:

Elana said...

Thank god I'm not the only one who had that same thought. Seriously? A potato?

Anne (in Reno) said...

The whole "Home Hacks" series is kind of ridiculous. I spend much more time on their cooking site and it is making me crazy since they just keep posting recipes (which I like) and then calling them "Hacks" which drives me bonkers. They also had a "Hack" on how to build a fort. Like, a sofa cushions and blanket fort. Who needs instructions for that? And what makes them hacks (other than the writing, sometimes)?

nkp said...

Dunno? The Idaho Potato Cartel perhaps. The spud mafia.
This is ridiculous, even for AT. And that's saying alot.

Marija said...

I am utterly confused. I just don't know why you would ever want that look or why, if for some reason you did, would you try to achieve it with vegetables. It's actually kind of gross thinking about the wet potato all over the lampshade. So much good content out there getting like 12 hits and this one probably got 12 by the minute....

marija

David said...

First year textile design students from the looks of things.

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

Undergraduates

Designers' Brew said...

Marija--no kidding. Depressing, isn't it?

Camilla @ Designalogue Blog said...

Oh dear. Has our craptastic 'TV' designer been unleashed elsewhere?

http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/better-homes-gardens/craft-decorating/decorating/article/-/6852490/renter-39-s-makeover/

A LOT to answer for that one. ALOT.

Romi said...

Pringles? just sayin'...

sherri said...

I just literally l-o-led. you know some people say that when they are merely just smirking.

Karena said...

Really, DIY is getting out of hand!!

Karena

THE BRICK HOUSE said...

This just smells of desperation.

I wish they would slow down a bit and focus on good content compared to just "content". I have over 700 unread AT posts on my google reader and it will probably stay that way. I've totally given up.

Shelley Trbuhovich said...

cannot.stop.laughing. who in the 'sam hell'??!!!! that is new to my vocab; next australia day i am going to write to our government and see if we can get you an honorary citizenship.

ticklishfromadistance said...

Clearly someone under 8.

karly / design-crisis.com said...

I don't know but they are freaking reading my mind!!

karly / design-crisis.com said...

you know i'm kidding, right?

Lolo said...

I am holding my breath for the upcoming showcase "gilded elbow macaroni gluegunned to drink coasters".

Paul Anater said...

Jeanine: I say the same thing. The undergrads have assumed control of the mother ship.

erin@designcrisis said...

"Hack" does not refer to the act, but the author.

lucitebox said...

I wish they'd produce 2-3 solid posts a day per region and that's it. Focus on better writing! More interesting topics, please. Quality, not quantity!

For example, how many posts have they done on Eva Zeisel? A lot. This one was one good:

http://bit.ly/GTu9j

In this instance, they ought to add the images they've used a zillion times before to break up the block of text. It makes more sense to write that way for the innernets. People want pictures.

If I ran the zoo...

susieq said...

And on this same subject... After Domino died and there was this void, I thought Apartment Therapy could step in and totally be a new online Domino-esque publication. But, sadly, no go...

susieq said...

Oops. Part of my last comment disappeared...

I thought of La Lamp Shade lady as soon as I saw that heinous potato shade and wondered just what you were thinking! I totally agree with LuciteBox. I'm sick of the 438 daily Apartment Therapy posts in my RSS feed! Guess they are appealing to the lowest common denominator to increase readership and sponsors. Good design and brains have been sacrificed.

david john said...

one potato, two potato, three potato, four.

gross! who wants a potato lampshade!

Teri said...

Miss Percy's Idaho Kindergarden class.

Raina Cox said...

3M - That IS a lot to answer for.

Shelley T. - The honor would be all mine.

KarlyPants - Sarcasm mode engaged.

Lolo - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!

LuciteBox - If you ran the zoo, my WPP posts would be unnecessary.

Raina Cox said...

Elana - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!

lucitebox said...

Raina--If given the task, I suspect I could find other areas for your WPP concern. At present, AT is just ripe for picking, isn't it?!

The capper was The Great Horizontal/Vertical Pillow Debate of 2010. Lest we forget, the second best WPP: The Baby Wipe Tippy Box Conundrum. I thank you for your up-to the-minute coverage on those confounding issues that besiege us!

(I can't even believe some of the crap they come up with at AT. I say that fully aware that I am totally addicted to the site. Sad, but true.)

brismod said...

Um, Mr Potato Head?

swheat said...

Funny.

hello gorgeous said...

From the book, "Things I Learned in Kindergarten."

Raina Cox said...

Swheat - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!