While most people are inherently nosy, er, overly curious, about others (we’re guilty as charged), the web now makes it easier than ever to peer inside the lives of others. Sites that reveal items contained within personal spaces have been cropping up at an accelerated rate as of late, further propelling the voyeurism trend
. Here are a few:
One’s fridge can uncover some unsavory habits, with many items baring a closer resemblance to science experiments than edibles. But, believe it or not, refrigerator interiors
have become a meme of sorts. Photographer Mark Menjivar’s You Are What You Eat
project documents refrigerators “as is,” with brief captions about the people to whom they belong. Similarly, the website Fridge Watcher
asks people to “open their fridges to others,” suggesting that the contents of a refrigerator can reveal much about the owner’s character, and the “What's in Your Fridge?
” Flickr group could keep voyeurs busy for hours. This is one movement that might compel those who’ve been putting off peeking into that lingering Tupperware container to put it where it belongs: the trash.
Closets and Bags
: Personal style documentation
has been popular in the blogging community for years. Now, some are opening closets and bags rather than just dissecting street wear. Closet Visit
is a series of photos and interviews compiled by Jeana Sohn
, an LA artist with an astounding friend network of exceptionally stylish women who possess highly covetable closet contents. Former Teen Vogue
tte Emily Weiss’ Into the Gloss
profiles industry influencers, such as magazine editors and stylists, on all things beauty-related, such as what’s in their cosmetic bags. Lifestyle bloggers are also satisfying the curiosity of their readers by showing off their ‘five daily essentials’
. Of course, in the spirit of blogs, we suspect these may be more carefully curated than what’s in our own bags.
Workplaces: The Selby
gives a glimpse into the homes of creative types, and now The Makers
offers a similar window into their workplaces.
The project was founded by Jennifer Causey
, a Brooklyn photographer who, inspired by her passion for “discovering people who embrace a more tactile way of living,” sought to highlight the spaces where the new school of artisanal goods is being created. The result is a series of photo essays, each accompanied by a thoughtful interview with the “makers.” So far, the project has highlighted Robicelli’s
, a husband-and-wife baking team, and Morris Kitchen
, a pair of sibling mixologists. We haven’t given up on them featuring a “maker” whose workspace looks similar to ours, clutter and all.