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Design Star Season 4: Interview with Jason Champion!

“Hey, girl, hey!”  So begins every conversation with Jason Champion, the latest designer to get the boot from HGTV’s Design Star.  I have eagerly awaited this interview, because I got the distinct impression that he was the type of guy [...]

Design Star Season 4, Episode 6: Kids' Rooms!

This week’s episode of Design Star finds the designers going head-to-head in individual challenges making over kids’ bedrooms (in this case, “kids” are defined as seventeen and under), and this is also the first time we're able to see them [...]

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 Design Star's Tashica Morgan Interview

My dread meter was a tad on the high side today, in anticipation of talking to eliminated Design Star contestant Tashica Morgan. While it might appear that I'm a confrontational person, I was not looking forward to the possibility of [...]

HGTV Design Star, Season 4: Episode 4, Garage Challenge Recap

The Garage Challenge So…Christmas comes a little early for Design Star viewers! First, there’s a gratuitous ab shot of Dan as he gets out of bed, for all of you out there who think he's hot. Then the judges send [...]

HGTV Design Star, Season 4: Episode 3, White Room Challenge Recap

The Infamous (and Borderline Boring Because We've Seen it So Often) White Room Challenge So let me get this straight. If I go on Design Star and really jack things up so it’s obvious I’m a complete Design Star Fail, [...]

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 [...]