Sep 1st 2007 2:14AM Thanks, LC. Took the words right out of my mouth.
Clarice: Some people are indecisive and will and can happily spend time matching their outfits to their moods. They think it's fun. You'll get over it.
Aug 2nd 2007 12:16AM Well, obviously the artists who would draw for less money wouldn't be as 'famous'. My point is that there are those who would be able to do similar standards of work for less money. I still think this is an overrated gimmick. I also think that buying something for the sake of the label or trend instead of for the object itself is pretty superficial. No laws against such purchases, just my thought.
And are you seriously comparing the picture of the steak above to the works of Jackson Pollack? Pollack at least had some exploration in his paintings, this is just a commercial illustration.
Jul 31st 2007 9:55PM Cute idea, but a huge rip off. I know people who can draw a much more detailed picture of a steak for half the price. The picture shown above couldn't have taken more than 5 minutes to draw.
Jul 23rd 2007 9:40PM Good points, Michael. Counterfeits seriously harm the original creators. Though sometimes with the unimaginative crap they put out as high fashion and the way people blindly pursue the labels, I sometimes think they deserve each other.
Jul 20th 2007 7:29PM I can understand how holiday help and the employees who don't have black in their wardrobes do not appreciate the dress code. It's never fun to have to pay for just working at some retailer. But not liking the dress code because it clashes with their personal style and is unfashionable? Who is working for who here and why is it so important for them to express their personal style 24/7 that they can't wait until after work?
If anything I think it's a great idea to have the dress code. People won't have to guess who's an employee (it's really embarrassing when you accidentally consult another customer for a different size, trust me) and the more timid customers won't be intimidated by sales associates more fashionable than them.
Jul 20th 2007 7:05PM Haters? Jealous? I thought it was a good critique to shove into the faces of those who turned something like a eco-friendly tote bag into a status symbol.
The original tote was not some amazing new idea, BYOB has been around for awhile. A designer slaps a phrase written in generic fonts on it and trendwhores fall over themselves to get one.
If they really cared about the environment they would use the old bags lying around their house instead of buying a new one. All these morons want to do is to tote the status symbol around while acting snobby about it because they're both 'fashionable' and 'eco-friendly'. It started out as a good idea, but it's sickening to see the whole campaign degenerate into this. And I bet that the idiots who paid 200 times the retail price would never use it in place of plastic bags as it was originally intended, but rather just a purse until the trend fades.
Jan 16th 2007 5:11AM Say bye-bye to your image by singing at 16-year-olds' bat mitvahs.
Jan 14th 2007 9:24PM As a sculpture it loks nice, though I think all the little holes and details makes it look too busy. I prefer the Mosaic Stick Ring and the Cachet Cufflinks.
Dec 1st 2006 4:13AM Usually when the price goes up to that kinda level, I expect to see something really nice and unique.
That Qing bowl looks really ordinary. Like something you will find in Chinatown's $1 stores. Even if you insist on quality and on having it hand-crafted, I've seen similar bowls in gallerys in Hong Kong and they cost at most $200.