18 07 11 - 16:02Known chimpanzee Grace Bonney, who's making a ton of money off bored housewives and degenerate design students with her vapid blog Design*Sponge (the thing in the middle is a sphincter), has finally gotten called out on her circle-jerking in-group self-promoting mutual self-esteem masturbation society:
Of late, it seems to me that most of the spaces featured are similar: white-ish rooms, an eames chair or two, random art patterned specifically on the wall.
I want to see varied houses from regular people, with regular connections and budgets that arenât necessarily in design or art fields of one another, but that just have wonderful, unusual, or even ridiculously wacky taste. IT people, or secretaries that donât make prints to sell on etsy in their spare time.
Donât get me wrong, this space is attractive, but I feel like I just saw it. I love you, Design Sponge, but you know what they say about familiarityâ¦ - "SNEAK PEEK: SHAYNA KULIK + JUSTIN KALIFOWITZ"
You figured out that it's a circle jerk.
These "designers" are not important. Except that they say they are. Which means they are not.
Their "creativity" comes from doing the unusual, e.g. illogical and frankly, ugly and tasteless.
But they have managed to fool the credulous idiots out there for whom first impressions are last impressions.
Yet if you look deeply, you see the emptiness and the rage bellowing from hollow souls.
"We must be important!"
This reveals the grim truth: a hipster is a very ordinary person who thinks that in order to rise socially, they must disguise that ordinariness.
With what? Surface appearances.
How? The "unusual" and "different" and "ironic," e.g. the ugly, twisted, dysfunctional and perverse.
To what end? To have a little circle-jerk going where they all praise each other's vapid crap, and hope that they fool enough consumers into buying this junk. Enough consumers to have heroin money and a little something to show Mom and Dad (who made their cash in air filters for trucks) next time the allowance runs short.