Amy Sklar

HGTV Design Star Castoff Interviews

It's finally official--I'll be interviewing Season 5 contestants of HGTV's Design Star after they're booted from the show each week!  If you can't wait for the season to start, you can satisfy your Design Star jones by reading up on [...]

HGTV Design Star: Season 5 Cast Critique

HGTV announced its cast for the next season of Design Star, so it's time to break 'em all down, jump to wild and unfounded conclusions, and make predictions that have no chance in H-E-double-hockeysticks of coming true!  Last year I [...]

HGTV's Design Star: Lonni Paul Interview!

If I've learned anything by conducting these interviews with Design Star finalists and judges, it's that a whole other side of their personalities are revealed when you have the privilege of speaking with the actual person and not viewing an [...]

HGTV's Design Star: Interview with Nathan Galui

I had a chance to speak with Nathan Galui, who was eliminated from HGTV's Design Star last night. I was pretty shocked that he was sent packing. I actually thought they were going to give Jason the boot. [...]

HGTV's Design Star: Amy Sklar Interview

I was dying to talk to Amy Sklar today. I'd sort of taken her elimination from Design Star as some kind of personal affront and I wanted to commiserate with her about the whys and the wherefores of the inexplicable [...]

HGTV's Design Star, Season 4: Episode 2, Kitchen Challenge Recap

I’m incredulous. Prepare for a rant. Teflon Tashica made it through another elimination, despite her inability to contribute anything of value to the team, but Amy goes home? I’m starting to get annoyed. I realize there is a lot to [...]

HGTV'sDesign Star: Season 4, Episode 1: First Challenge Recap

Last night was the big premiere of Design Star, Season 4, and since I’ve bonded over the past several months with Season 3 runner-up Matt Locke, I thought it’d be fun to trade dish with him after the episode aired. [...]

HGTV's Design Star: Vern Yip Interview

Everyone within a certain radius of me (and in the age of Facebook, that can stretch pretty far) has been hearing me talk talk about interviewing the judges from HGTV's next season of Design Star. The first of these three [...]

HGTV Design Star: Season 4 Designer Hopefuls

The Fashion Show has been eclipsed by Top Chef Masters... Project Runway (soon to come on the abused woman channel--er, I mean, Lifetime) hasn't started yet...so thank gawd the next season of Design Star's about to make its debut. My [...]