Matt Locke

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 [...]

Design Star, Season 3 – Episode 4, a.k.a. Passport to Nowhere

The Design Star producers were at it again…this time the lying liars told the designers to head to the airport with their passports for some kind of “around the world” challenge. Let’s see a show of hands…who really thought the [...]

Design Star, Season 3 – Episode 3

This episode of Design Star finds us at Oak Lawn, the supposedly haunted historic former mansion of Tammy Wynette and George Jones. Ghostly shenanigans abound at convenient intervals to move the episode along--accessories flying off the walls, disappearing extension cords, [...]

Design Star, Season 3, Episode 2

PSYCHE! When we last left Design Star, the nine contestants were supposedly challenged with building their cast dwelling in seven days...but the producers were foolin'. Hook your finger in the side of your mouth and repeat after me: "Fished in! [...]

HGTV's Design Star, Season 3: Cast Critique

HGTV's Design Star will premier its new season on June 8th. Your design guru was curious, so I did a little research. Let the cast critique begin! 1. Trish Beaudet (Shelby Township, MI) Trish's over-the-top audition video clues me into [...]