Being a hipster doesn’t always make you happy

Unhappy Hipsters is a tumblr blog that’s kept us highly amused for the last few days. Featuring imagery culled from various interiors magazines, it suggests that concrete floors, Eames chairs and moustaches don’t always equate with personal well-being

It was never too soon for little Serge to learn the dulcet tones of his namesake

Unhappy Hipsters is a tumblr blog that’s kept us highly amused for the last few days. Featuring imagery culled from various interiors magazines, it suggests that concrete floors, Eames chairs and moustaches don’t always equate with personal well-being…

(Above photo: Dean Kaufman; Dwell, July/August 2006)

You know the types of houses and loft spaces that regularly appear in the high-end lifestyle press? The compiler of Unhappy Hipsters makes regular use of photography from magazines like Dwell and Wallpaper* but with biting reinterpretation.

Where they feature, the kids and fashionable pets add a particularly sad note to the existential proceedings.

Check out the blog at unhappyhipsters.com. Here are some recent favourites:

“Nutmeg sat stoically atop the cushions. Yet her internal dialogue was a cacophony of discordant thoughts, mostly centered on the absurdity of the double Nelson clocks.” (Photo: Joao Canziani; Dwell)


“This time it was ‘Mondrian: From Naturalism to Abstraction’, but at least the TV was finally on.” (Photo: Chad Holder; Dwell, April/May 2005)


“The stools huddled together, braced for another one of his incoherent solo poetry slams.” (Photo: Noah Webb; Dwell)

 

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