Archive for September, 2008

Feeling A Little Horse

This just in. Target is the greatest place on earth. Look at the fantastic porcelain pony that came home with us for under 15 smackaroos.

And now a detail shot for all you equine admirers:

He’s quite at home with his other animal friends (from our ceramic dog in the sunroom and the concrete greyhound in the living room to the iron bull in the den). Gotta love the little animal kingdom we have going on around here. What do you guys (consciously or unconsciously) collect? Any bets on the next ceramic animal we’ll introduce to Young House Love?

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Contest: Pick Your Top Design-er

The second season of Bravo’s Top Design premiered last night and we were glued to our tube the whole time.  We dug the introduction of new host India Hicks (and her accent) along with the spontaneous “Pop Design” challenges. We were weirded out by Wisit’s crazy opera (?) singing. And were relieved that they ditched Jonathan Adler’s corny “see you later, decorator” catchphrase (it was not “j’adorable”).  But we were most excited at the chance to revive our favorite reality-television-watching tradition: a spirited guess-the-winner contest among friends (and this time, among strangers).

Whether it’s Design Star, Project Runway or- I’ll admit it- America’s Next Top Model, Sherry and I have a long tradition of taking bets on the order in which contestants will get voted off. But this time we want you in on the fun, so we’re gonna open the doors to our friendly little competition and invite you all to join our Titillating Top Design Contest.  The rules are simple:

And if you’re wondering what we think, we’ll tell you our picks once all other guesses are submitted (but before the second show airs, we’re all about an even playing field). Then throughout the season we’ll check in whenever there’s a great design or some insane drama worth gossiping about.  Here’s a snapshot of the 12 remaining contestants (spoiler alert!) to help everyone make their picks.

Later Serge and your unexplained need to always hang things askew…

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