Season 3

Video Interview with Design Star S4 Finalist Jason Champion

In this video interview, my seemingly disembodied floating head chats with Design Star Season 4 Finalist and Showhouse Showdown Winner Jason Champion--the funnyman himself. We rehash his thoughts on last night's episode of Design Star All-Stars and which designer he [...]

HGTV’s Design Star Season 6: Jersey Shore B&B

Last night's episode of Design Star featured a few good ideas and a whole lot of suckage.  Take this room for instance, which judge Vern Yip referred to as "the best room I've seen in all six years of Design [...]

Design Star Peeps

Still on vacation, but have a few announcements regarding the folks associated with Design Star for you HGTV diehards out there: MATT LOCKE, Season 3 Finalist My buddy Matt Locke has spent the past few months creating a curated collection [...]

Design Star Sightings

Making appearances last night at Design Star Emily Henderson's Hollywood viewing party: Matt Locke (Season 3 runner-up), Casey Noble (Season 5), Lonni Paul (Season 4), and Nathan Galui (Season 4), who just moved to LA to start a [...]

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’s Design Star Season 5, Episode 6: Trump’d!

All hail the returning Red Team designers who arrive Nina-less, to everyone’s complete delight.  “This is probably the best outcome of any elimination to date,” says a relieved Stacey Cohen.  “She’s gone.  Like, do you know what a relief that [...]

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! [...]