I've been a complete flake lately. Not being in school has messed up my sense of time. Last night I fell asleep at an ungodly early hour and now here I am writing a post at 4 am. I need to get into a routine...quick! I saw this armoire from Anna James's Verona collection over at Apartment Therapy San Francisco yesterday. It was a Hot or Not post, which ignited a flurry of comments including:
ha, another white hipster doing "graffiti" on furniture, expecting big bucks and thinking they are so radical. it will be perfect in the apartments that look like they are from the 70's and owned by kids that dress like they are from the early 80's."
and..."Just when I thought new furniture couldn't get any crappier...I would say HIDEOUS plus...just take it to the landfill now."
I'm always surprised by the comments people leave on blogs. The AT post was a Hot or Not, so it was certainly an invitation for critical comments, however (and perhaps this will ignite a flurry of critical comments here), what I don't get is why people leave negative comments seemingly just to leave negative comments. Case in point, here are some recent comments about our house on Apartment Therapy:
"OK, I'm not a fan of this. If a piece of art is really art, it deserves to be hung so that it can be appreciated. Clustering, like this, works best with pieces that can't stand on their own. And, in my opinion, this kind of arrangement needs to relate to something in its general vicinity and I'm afraid relating to ceiling just doesn't do it for me. Weird for weird's sake isn't good design. That said -- whatever floats your boat."
"Don't like it. It's too high, and REALLY jammed together unattractively. Besides, from what I can see of the artwork, there's nothing that unifies these pictures (nor do they look very interesting, given the limited view of the actual art). What's the point of having a mob of pictures attack the upper corner of your wall?"
and..."The reason "it's not often we see..." is that thankfully most people have sufficient taste not to plaster their art in a corner at ceiling height. So not a fan of this."
I don't mean to single anyone out (these were the snarkiest comments) and I'm not being totally fair because there were positive comments too. Everyone certainly has a right to their own opinion, but wow!!! When I'm bothered by something I try really hard to ask myself, What should I be learning from this?. My conclusion in this instance: maybe I just need to develop thicker skin...and better taste. :) BTW, I love this armoire. I think this lack of sleep is making me a bit snarky.
Posted by Aesthetic Outburst... at 5:37 AM