Blog Pick :: Unhappy Hipsters


Another thrilling afternoon spent playing “measure the grout.”
(Photo: Dean Kaufman; Dwell)
Another thrilling afternoon spent playing “measure the grout.” [Source: Dean Kaufman; Dwell]

By Angeline Focht, BArch Candidte

"Unhappy Hipsters: It's Lonely in the Modern World" is a blog for those who have become disenchanted with modern residential architecture. It is also a blog for those who like to read funny captions paired with beautifully pristine architectural photographs.

He could not for the life of him remember if he had closed the back door.
Source: Academy of Art & Architecture by Wiel Arets Architects
He could not for the life of him remember if he had closed the back door. [Source: Academy of Art + Architecture by Wiel Arets Architects.]

Unhappy Hipsters is an easy site to waste a little time on. Scroll through the images, and enjoy reading through the satirical, angsty captions. In true hipster form, the creators of the blog have chosen to remain anonymous, "But we can tell you this: Unhappy Hipsters is a place to finally say what we've all been thinking: 'Oh, miserable modernist -- you picked the concrete floors and the gravel yard; at least pretend you like it.'"

With the courtyard construction complete, Zesper finally found respite from the maddening, messy view.
(Photo: Zubin Shroff; Dwell)
With the courtyard construction complete, Zesper finally found respite from the maddening, messy view. [Source: Zubin Shroff; Dwell]

Some of the real gems found once you scroll down the page and into the comment section, where readers take time to post their own captions for each image.

And yet they still use the front door.
(Photo: Adam Friedberg; Dwell)
And yet they still use the front door. [Source: Adam Friedberg; Dwell]

The original caption is funny, but one of my favorite captions comes farther down the page, where one reader comments: "Ferris and Cameron hoped that Cameron's father would be so pleased by the addition of the orange altar that he would never notice that the car flew out of the garage."