Thursday, July 30, 2009

HGTV's Design Star

I absolutely love this show. The designer who wins gets their own show on HGTV. They are put through grueling time crunches and difficult situations and then judged. Two past winners that you may know are Kim Myles and David Bromstad. This season there are 2 new judges, Candice Olson and Genevieve Gorder. These two are hilarious! After hearing that two contestants spent $700 for an AstroTurf rug (shown below) Genevieve shouted "you're fools" and Candice raised a polished eyebrow. I'm sure Vern Yip said his usual something snotty but he's not as funny as the girls.
This is now season 4 and this coming week's challenge is called the white walls. The designers will work on their own designing a living room with only items found from a grocery story. I haven't picked my favorite contestant yet as they've only worked in groups. This Sunday's show will give us a chance to see who's got IT.
My favorite contestant from the past was "Sparkle Josh" (as seen smoldering below). There were two contestants named Josh so he earned the nickname "Sparkle" with his uhhm flamboyance. He loved everything glittery, mirrored, and glamorous. I loved all his projects but alas he did not win. Sparkle Josh has a very interesting website if you're in need of entertainment but you musn't skip the intro it's the best part! I don't think he intended it to be funny but it was, sorry Josh.

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