Jason Champion

HGTV’s Design Star Season 5: Alex Sanchez Interview

When I put together my cast critique prior to this season’s premiere of Design Star, I characterized Alex Sanchez as being “moldable,” due to his young age (26).  He turned out to indeed be moldable in a positive way…but in [...]

HGTV Design Star Season 5 Episode 7: Faux Kitchen Challenge

Zzzzzzz.  Zzzzzzz. Zzzzzzz.  Huh, wha? Is that cute John Gidding playing guest judge on Design Star tonight?  Wake me when he comes back onscreen. CHALLENGE: Design a kitchen for a Sears catalog cover in two days, featuring Kenmore appliances.  Inspiration [...]

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 [...]

Update: HGTV Design Star Finalist Nathan Galui

HGTV Design Star season four finalist Nathan Galui is launching his new endeavor, Mesh Studio, tomorrow with a grand opening party in West Palm Beach, Florida.  Located in the heart of downtown, the gallery-slash-retail space will showcase emerging artists from [...]

Catching Up with HGTV’s Antonio Ballatore

I cracked open a hole in my schedule to catch up with HGTV’s Design Star Season 4 winner Antonio Ballatore about his upcoming season of The Antonio Treatment. Viewers seem to either love or hate Antonio—there aren’t many people in [...]

Eddie Ross Interview

I caught up with Eddie Ross (from Season 2 of now defunct Top Design) today on his way back to New York from a flea market shopping trip in Washington, DC.  Now…Jason Champion set up this little phone chat on [...]