Things I never expect to write about on my blog:
1. The Effing Kardashians
2. Intentional Use of 1970’s-Style Arched Windows
3. How Much I Loathe an Austin Designer
This week’s episode of Design Star revolves around creating new office space for media moguls, the Kardashians (Jenner Communications). First, let me say how unlikely it is that this notoriously wealthy family will ever set foot in this office space. It’s just too tiny and does not appear to adequately project the cache of their family’s brand. I have a hard time believing that with their gazillions, they can’t afford a larger office with more windows, although apparently they would rather have mirrors than windows any day of the week. With all of the mirrors and the tiny spaces, how will they really be able to tape their many reality shows? I’m just not buying it. This has the faker taint all over it.
For the most part, the designs created for this hour-long Kardashian commercial are cohesive. Everyone gets the message when Kris Jenner says she LOVES black and white. No one is out of step on that score–that theme is running throughout the place, helping all of these disparate rooms created by so many different designers relate to each other. That part’s great.
Once again, I’m not in agreement with the judges on who should win “best designer” this challenge, but don’t take that to mean I’m on some kind of Stanley-bashing rant this week. I would rank the rooms as follows:
BRITANY SIMON & MIKEL WELCH