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Dishing Top Design – Episode #2 Open Thread

Don’t forget… Top Design is on tonight at 10/9c (an hour earlier than last week, thank God.) Then come back here, meet me on this thread, and we’ll dish like last week. Here’s our thread from the premiere episode, if you’d like to catch up. It’s pretty funny to read through all 40 comments, here are a few that stood out…

“Alexis Arquette was in the Wedding Singer and other movies–part of the Arquette clan of actors. Famous in LA for a drag show and underground performance stuff. Weird choice… I think the Elle Decor editor was horrified.” – Anon

“I thought the Heather/Lisa room looked like a typical catalog page for World Market or Pier One or something. Boring.” – Becky

“Just wanted to say that I didn’t like the Elle Decor judge very much either…she just seemed very snobby and mean. Trying to be Nina, but in a not-cool way.” -K

“For some reason home design shows always feel outdated and tacky…I’ll keep watching and try to be open minded.” – Lena

“Hated the swing.” – Jaime

“I think this show has promise, like annon said a minute ago, it seems very “Design Star” right now.” – Cortney

“Was anyone else distraced by Todd Oldham’s Mystic Tan and overdone makeup?” – Anon

“Adler’s vases! I was distracted by those vases gracing every interview and wish they would scrap them. I cannot believe he allowed this frankly tacky display of his products.” – Casapinka

“I felt really uncomfortable with Todd Oldham. As much as I wanted to like him, he’s lacking in the excitement catagory.” – John

“Sort of sympathised with Elle Decor woman not looking very impressed with any of it as I wasn’t either. Didn’t much like her though. She is far too skinny to be involved in something as voluptuous as design and I have to say that I’ve been profoundly unimpressed with Elle Decor since I got here (compared with the UK or French editions).” – Paola

Read more comments here and after the show tonight, meet me here and let’s dish!

See you later, decorators (gulp!).

Posted in reality tv on February 07, 2007

Apartment Therapy’s New Blog: The Nursery

Apartment Therapy welcomes their latest blog, The Nursery… It’s the cutest site and a great resource for designers, parents-to-be, friends of parents-to-be, and everyone, really. Who doesn’t love pastels, softies, and adorableness? Who won’t be invited to at least one baby shower this year? And you never know, that new craving for saltines could be trying to tell you something… Anyway, a huge congrats are in order to Maxwell and the whole AT team!

(image from fit magazine)

Posted in blogs, kids on February 07, 2007

Paper Cloud *New* Designs

Paper Cloud of Cincinnati, Ohio is a family-owned business operated by husband and wife team that create journals, art, and pillows by hand. Lovely thought, isn’t it? Each item lovingly created by the designers and brought directly to you, via their online store. Items are priced at only $20-45, making this design that truly is within reach. Thank you Ariana for sharing your pretty things with all of us, we’re so glad to know of you of Paper Cloud!

(images from paper cloud)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, small business, textiles on February 07, 2007

SCAD’s Working Class Studio (NYIGF)

Another favorite, SCAD’s Working Class Studio, had a lovely set up showcasing thier modern home accessories at the NYIGF. Working Class Studio is a product development venture at the Savannah College of Art and Design, combining the talent of students with the oversight of skilled directors. In case you’ve not heard of them before, learn more here. If you like what you see below, check out the SCAD website to shop them online. Thank you Andrea for sharing these photos with us!

You can click on any of these to see a full size version.

(images from scad)

Posted in events + markets, textiles on February 07, 2007


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