5/21/12

Curated? Curate this.

Notice how whenever a blogger gets a big time feature somewhere, it's always "A curated collection by..." Really? Shopping on the internet is now called curating, bloggers? This is why I hate. In general.

Pretentious? Self important? Self Engrandizing?

I bet she calls her collections curated.

And I'm suuuuuuure these f-ers TOTALLY CURATE THINGS ALL DAY FOR TARGET AND KMART.

Oh and then there's the Curators Code. Seriously. I can't make this up, internets.

Here's what it reeeeally means:

curate  |ˈkyoŏˌrāt|
verb [ trans. ] (usu. be curated)
select, organize, and look after the items in (a collection or exhibition) : both exhibitions are curated by the museum's director.

So there you have it. Unless you're looking after the stuff you shop for on the internet, you're not really curating. You're shopping and making a style board.

Off to go curate.

5/18/12

Nails It

The New York Times published an article that articulates my feelings about the entire world of blogging. You should read it and comment here.


I would have never thought of calling it "propping" but that's what it is, isn't it? It's not real. It fake.