1.28.2010

Dear Apartment Therapy






Dear Apartment Therapy,

Please, for the love of all that is holy, no more freaking contests.  I am sick to death of all these damn contests, most of which seem to come from you.  Blogs have contributed to the death of shelter magazines, and this is what we get in return?  Instead of beautiful, glossy, hold-in-your hand photos, we get week after week of pleas to vote for me, or vote for my friend, or vote for this blog, etc., etc.  Don't worry, I'm self-aware enough to realize that a large portion of my disdain for all these contests is because of my own insignificance in the blog world.  I am a high school nerd ranting about the popular kids, while secretly longing to be one.  Even so, it's becoming annoying.

Sincerely,
Mitchell

14 comments:

Paul Anater said...

And you found the perfect photo to illustrate your point. I think Tracey Flick sits on AT's editorial board.

laurelstreet said...

Hear, hear!

carla fox said...

So true, so true.........
Still, I'd vote for you!

Anonymous said...

I completely agree. I hope to never hear about these damn windows again.

Michele from Boston said...

Bravo for speaking up! I'm in total agreement as well. Even the AT Bloomingdale's window contest - shouldn't we be using them to teach a design lesson vs. constant entreaties for a double vote a day? Why must there be all this constant competition especially since everyone's point of view has its own merit?

Anonymous said...

I whole heartedly agree with you! I go on to other blogs (cooking, etc) & there is not a constant stream of contests going on. It is distracting & a desperate way to get more readership by some of the bloggers.

Erin said...

I feel the same way. I'd like to add that I find Apartment Therapy boring and redundant. Most of the stuff they "love" tends to look the same and be hipster crap masquerading as design.

Dianne said...

I could not agree more! Enough already!!!!

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

I'm a little tired of seeing the pictures over and over again, too. It's time to move on.

Southern Chateau said...

What an awesome post.

Anonymous said...

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I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Ethical concerns aside... I just hope that as the price of memory decreases, the possibility of copying our memories onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's one of the things I really wish I could encounter in my lifetime.


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Anonymous said...

My friend and I were recently talking about the ubiquitousness of technology in our daily lives. Reading this post makes me think back to that discussion we had, and just how inseparable from electronics we have all become.


I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Societal concerns aside... I just hope that as the price of memory falls, the possibility of copying our memories onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's one of the things I really wish I could encounter in my lifetime.


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Anonymous said...

I agree. AT and Eddie Ross started this hissy fit war over those windows that was ridiculous. I now like both of them a lot less.

Anonymous said...

great article. I would love to follow you on twitter. By the way, did you guys know that some chinese hacker had hacked twitter yesterday again.