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Unhappy Hipsters Make Me Smile

My friend and styleNorth reader Vanessa did me a favour when she wrote to tell me about a delightful blog, unhappyhipsters.com. The site poaches shots like the one above from self-consciously hip decor mags like Dwell (photo by Gunnar Knechtel); the hipsters then add their own subversive captions that wittily skewer the lifestyle choices on display. In this case . . . “The frequent window washing and dry mopping required to keep the room sufficiently spartan became more than she could bear. The bed suffered the consequences.”

I wrote to the unhappy hipsters with a small quiver of questions but they declined, saying, “We’re enjoying our anonymity for now. Thanks.” I’ve added the site to my blogroll and encourage you to visit often for sly, wry pokes at those who’d rather wrap themselves in design than decoration. Thanks Vanessa!

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Friday, March 12, 2010 by Chris
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7 Comments For This Post

  1. Karen Johnston Says:

    Happyhipsters is bookmarked and I’ve added The St. Lawrence antique market to my ‘to do list’.
    Have a great day Chris!

  2. Karen Johnston Says:

    Unhappyhipsters! Just fixing my typo.
    Carry on…

  3. Susan Says:

    This is a good source to get a daily chuckle. Very clever. Thank you for sharing.

    And good to see you back in this space!

  4. David Says:

    Decorno mentioned this, I think it was while you were away. Hilarious, no?

  5. Victoria @ DesignTies Says:

    Funny – I discovered this blog today through Julia @ Hooked on Houses, only to drop in here and see you sharing the luv, too! :-) I surfed back through many pages of UH’s posts and, in most cases, laughed almost to tears. Love the sarcastic, intellegent humour!!
    Victoria

  6. Lin Says:

    Too too funny! Hard to pick a favourite but the sad little urchin in his knotty pine cell is right up there.

  7. Erica Cook Says:

    So glad to see you’re back! UH is an awesome blog.
    Have a great weekend!

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