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Friday, October 8, 2010

Dwell's dollhouse - why I don't subscribe

On Day 4 of Curbed's "Operation Dollhouse," Dwell unveiled its submission and validated my decision to never subscribe to nor purchase copies of this hipster-dork magazine.

A reminder of the dollhouse provided by Curbed.

And the bundle of decorative accessories provided.

Dude, that shit's not remotely funny.

23 comments:

my favorite and my best said...

that's bullshit is what that is...
why didn't they just smear some chicken shit all over the place?

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Wow! They just chose not to play. I have to say that some of the others look like they turned it over to interns to do...but this one? That's like they said they're too good for the challenge.

tulpen said...

Not. Even. Trying. Ass clowns.

Jane said...

They are above it, can't you see? What losers.

ps Is Dwell a chicken farmer magazine?

Raina Cox said...

Jane - *snort* Dwell would probably be pleased as punch to hear you ask that.

It's actually a San Francisco-based shelter magazine dedicated to 20- and 30-something hipsters whose wardrobes contain 30+ plaid shirts and feel that the only good interior design happened between the years 1947 and 1964.

http://www.dwell.com/

Topaz said...

Occasionally, I will pick up dwell at the newsstand, flip through it, think "Wait, isn't this the same issue they put out last month/year/decade?" and then put the magazine back on the rack.

And I'm pretty certain the answer to my question is "yes."

Keri Batchelder Hoffman said...

I giggled. I admit it. :)

brismod said...

No class. They even put it on the curb with the cigarette butts. I wonder it they're organic chicken farmers...

midcenturyjo said...

The sad thing is they obviously wanted a miniature Arne Jacobsen egg chair but couldn't pull it off even with all their resources. Now they are pretending to be even more obtuse with a stand in Eames. Mid-century is the thinking man's fetish interior remember :P

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Are you kidding me? So, apparently, there's elitist cooler-than-thou turds in design, too?

susieq said...

Oh please. Seriously. Enough, hipsters, enough.

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

I'm sure the people over at Apartment Therapy are creaming their pants over this shit.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Let's type it together shall we?

unhappyhipsters.com

It's so inspired, it's more than modern. It's like reading DWELL between the hard, cold lines.

thenerochronicles.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Cheeyah, way to make a total mockery of an obviously very serious assignment.
Hehe I apologize for my snarky manner, but I maybe would have done the same thing if I had the chance :)

Raina Cox said...

Emily - This is the one place you don't have to apologize for snark. EVER.

Sketch42 said...

Oh god. Why I cant even thumb through dwell at the bookstore.

Teri said...

Look who doesn't play well with others. It seems to me that Dwell needs a bit of a time out until they learn to play with others and follow the rules.

Like a chicken would have that chair! They'd have a wing back chair ;)

Jen said...

I wish there had been the spectacle of a chicken looking at a 'reclining egg' in my dolls house when I was little.

Have you got any thoughts on why a publicity strategy would have Adults decorating Dolls Houses and isn't it a bit like sexing up kids?

I think Dwell is just showing the incongruity of the 'little boxes' approach to living spaces and I also think, as a publicity/marketing challenge, it's a little creepy - the equivalent of the Fashion Industry's sexing up of girls.

missmarti1121 said...

I don't know what else you could have done with that dorky challenge BUT put it on the curb with a chicken in it. In front of a poultry market. And write a backstory for it. Shame on Elle Decor for their not even remotely clever submission.

Raina Cox said...

missmarti1121 - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!

Alexis L., The Studioist said...

*Rimshot*

Julie @ Chapman Interiors said...

Isn't this chair more appropriate?
http://www.bonluxat.com/a/Arne_Jacobsen_The_Egg_Chair.html

Raina Cox said...

Julie - Exactly!