'Wren Kitchens' Shows That Instagram Perfection Isn't Reality

By: Riley von Niessen - Aug 17, 2016
References: wrenkitchens & designtaxi
'Wren Kitchens,' a British designer and retailer created the 'A Kitchen Lived In: Perception vs Reality' project as a means to show those who are overwhelmed with the representations of Instagram perfection that it's simply not real.

In order to do so, it shows the Instagram filter placed over a single component in a room, while still revealing the rest. With this, A Kitchen Lived In: Perception vs Reality makes clear that images can be deceiving on the social media site not just for the constant use of filters, but also the ability of users to crop out anything deemed not boast-worthy.

For example, a screaming toddler and messy table is cut out from one photo, whereas another reveals a lamp propped up on a chair in order to get the most attractive light on some food. By revealing what goes on behind-the-scenes of Instagram perfection, Wren Kitchens encourages its consumers to go a little easier on themselves.