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Saturday, May 8, 2010

So the New York Times calls

...and says they want to photograph your house.
You'd clean up before they arrive, right?

[The New York Times]

21 comments:

Jessica said...

sister, I cleaned up before I would post photos of my bedroom on my blog and I don't even have a space that's brag worthy! (but it kinda makes me feel better about all my crap!)

sanctuaryhome said...

The New York Times must be desperate, even without the laundry and the mess, that room is bad.

The Down East Dilettante said...

I'd at least buy more stylish laundry baskets?

The New York Times called me once. It was to fact check a story about none other than moi. The main question was if I was still 36, or had I turned 37. Sigh. That was 20 years ago. But they never asked to photograph my bedroom. Wise folks, those people at the New York Times.

The Down East Dilettante said...

Oh, and where will I find this room and why? I missed it in my perusal of the Times.

Raina Cox said...

DED - You can click on the link for the slide show. The story appears online in the Real Estate section.

my favorite and my best said...

ok, i am not going to read the article bc i am lazy and have more important things to do but is this for real estate as in their house is on the market?
if so, i mean, shit i see this all the time when i look for new places to rent. sloppy homes. bad taste.
now, if this is the times wants to do a story on your house bc they think it is noteworthy for whatever reason...then these people need spankings all around.

SGM said...

They did clean it up! Don't you see how they draped some blankets over their crap and shoved everything in the laundry baskets???
I think some people (me included) just become blind to their clutter.

Yana said...

where is my barf bag.

Pigtown-Design said...

one would think they would at least make a bit of an effort.

Tonia {Chic Modern Vintage} said...

Only you Raina.

Raina Cox said...

SGM - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

how crazy is that! man, NYT would flipping luuuuurve my joint.

Raina Cox said...

MFAMB - The article was also posted in the Homes & Gardens section. It isn't on the market. I think it's just a human interest story about an old house.

The Zhush said...

Years ago, I practiced Real Estate law in NYC. This photo reminds me of the appraisal photos banks do for mortgages. More often than not, no one would clean the house for these photos...at least the bed is made here! If it was really bad, (like hoarders), we would pass it around the office. Crazy lawyers we were. Crazy.

nkp said...

I don't even know what to say. What the Fuck? Not that my bedroom isn't a mess on a regular basis, but hell, I don't even let my mother in there, much less the Times.

For shame.

DREAMER'S DEN said...

ha! nkp - i thought the same thing...i clean up more than that for my mother!! ;)

Shelley Trbuhovich said...

i'd get the industrial cleaners in to overhaul this place!!! bloody hell, that's ridiculous....what were they thinking? any of them.

Teri said...

I would probably hide the laundry baskets better, put my shoes- i don't know IN THE CLOSET, and make sure the linens possible matched at all.

Sketch42 said...

WTF? Thats FUG.

First, yes, the NYT calls, you clean up.

Second, Why is the NYT calling?

msdougas said...

OMG! I had the EXACT same thought. At least put away the laundry baskets and the extraneous piles of shoes from the entry hall to underneath the bed. Do people have no shame? Wouldn't you clean like a whirling dervish round the clock? I'd probably need a rest cure if I got the call. And that gate that obscures those columns in the living room...are they for the lizard or is there a big dog somewhere?

Raina Cox said...

Msdougas - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!

The NYT should have rented a backhoe to clear all of the crap out of that place before photographing. Including the 942 red rugs.