what just happened?

 rue came out and i was excited and then i looked at it and then i think i blacked out and then i am sure i hit my head on something hard and then i had a seizure and then i caught the snitch.  and i looked in the mirror and i had a tribal tattoo on my face. 

and then i started crying.


i do not understand this at all...


1. this isn't serious. is it?

2.  what are we looking at here?


does anyone have anything to say cuz i am really scratching my head here.

i don't even think i can think of anything funny to say..

other than..

2 turds walk into an apartment and design the shit into it.




but the whooooole issue was the weirdness..


i don't understand any of it really...

dorm curtains?

i mean is that the prettiest angle in the room?

the light fixture looks like a car part.


and this...

it's just the weirdest angle ever!!!

this whole issue was full of odd choices and photo angles.

this can't be the prettiest part of this room.


it just seems like someone is smoking weed and then editing this magazine.



i vaguely understood this..

but only marginally.





images via ruemag 

rue came out yesterday let's talk about it..




there were plenty of oddball photo shoots..


including but not limited to..


a juvenile looking bed party..



a foodless desert dinner party...


and the ubiquitous hipster feet shots..




also kelly hoppen told me i should be interested in a yoga mat and a sweatshirt..among other things..


and the interiors..


see for yourself..


i just don't care about this shit anymore.

globes and etsy art?

this is cutting edge decor?


empty frames on a chalkboard wall?

i mean i get that it's for the kids..and it's cute in your house that i never have to come to...

but i don't want it featured in my shelter publications..

i need inspiration.

this is not inspiring me.

and i bet if you read this blog it's not inspiring you either.




christina strutt's place was charming enough..

 i never met a cozy english cottage i didn't love..

and points for the puppy in the basket- (put the lotion in the basket)

but it was all kind of a mess.

like a visit to your grandma's house where shit hasn't been thrown away in 40 years.



 but bailey's place was delightful:

for those of you that don't know bailey she writes a very cute and funny blog called, peppermint bliss.

and her house in this issue of rue was far and away the highlight.

a glittering golden nugget in a sea of turds.

she is self taught, hugely talented and her personality comes through big time in her space.


she is also pregs and a few months ago asked me to conjure up a magical baby room for her little girl to be.

you should go look at it if you want to look at something cute..


as for rue...

i am impressed by the rue girls' tenacity and their willingness to put it out there and take a risk and follow their dreams.

but this issue screamed amateur to me. and it also felt like it was geared toward a MUCH younger, less sophisticated audience.


what did you all think?



has everyone seen the new lonny rue?

did you give it one of these?


maybe one of these:

here's my 4.3 cents...

after the last 2 mfamb posts it has been virtually impossible for me to look at interiors and not spot trend offenders before noticing anything else.



100% of them were present.

so i guess i am fucked.

i might as well start blogging about goats.


there was a lot of pretty in there, sure.

but nothing exciting.

this month's elle decor on the other hand blew my balls off.


perhaps the most disturbing thing about this first issue of rue was this haircut-sweater-kimono-feet quartet:

how do you all feel about the lonny format similarities?

is this ok with you?

it's ok with me, so ya know.

anything else you care to share?

how's your weekend going so far?