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Things I’m afraid to tell you

By now I’m sure you guys have seen this “things I’m afraid to tell you” stuff all the hell over the blogosphere. Ez from Creature Comforts was inspired by this post on Makeunder My life and then a whole slew of other bloggers joined in on the fun. I think “things I’m afraid to tell …

THE DICTIONARY OF CLICHED DESIGN SPEAK

Whenever I think about the decor in my imaginary weekend house, I think “hunting lodge chic meets warm, vintage modern.” Like, I swear…those are *actual* words that go through my head, right before I realize that I want to punch myself in the face SO HARD. Cause these design-y phrases that we all use ad …

[#NATEGATE] Wherin Nate Berkus Screws Up Royally

I already knew that Nate Berkus was gorgeous, and charming and incredibly talented, but based on what happened today for the design blogger show, I’m sad to have to add “totally friggin clueless” to the list. I mean, this shit was BAD, ppl. Like so bad, I didn’t even think it was *possible* for someone …

Kids Rooms

So, as we all know around here: I’m not so much a kid person. I mean, I’m sure your kids are ridiculously cute and adorable and blah, blah, blah, blah, but also I like to sleep in until 10am on the weekends and spend ridiculous amounts of money on stupid shit like wrapping paper and …

[I’M OBSESSED] Painted Doors

I’m not really sure WTF is wrong with me, but there is just some design shit that I C-A-N’T get over. Like no matter what. I’m so serious, ppl. Come back and talk to me in 20 years, and I bet you a million billion dollars I’ll still be obsessed with painted doors. All of …

I LEARNED HOW TO EDIT VIDEO IN MY BLOGSHOP CLASS TODAY

  NYMOVIE from EFFED IN PARK SLOPE on VIMEO. In case you were wondering, in addition to ensuring celebrities look way the hell skinnier than they actually are, and “photo bombing” your friends and enemies, Photoshop has even *more* useful things to offer: like editing video! Today was Day Uno of my BLOGSHOP “learn how …

Dear Zara Home: I LOVE YOU. Like A Lot

Can someone, ANYONE, anywhere please explain to me why, why, why, w-h-y we still don’t yet have a Zara Home store here stateside??? This fact literally kills me, like dead on the floor, every time I think about it. For those of you who have never been, Zara Home is a furniture/decor store, open throughout …

[COOL SHIT] THOMAS PAUL PLATES FROM ORANGE AND PEAR

Ahoy, mateys! There’s nothing I like more than nautical-themed stuff. It makes me feel even more WASP-y than I already am (I mean, I’m wearing pearl earrings and boat shoes as we speak).  Often, I have fantasies of leaving New York City forever and living on a sail boat like in Charlie St. Cloud.  Actually, …

[BITCH-SPIRATION] I Hate Everyone On The Subway

You guys have “inspiration boards” and mood boards,” but that ain’t my thang. Here at Design Blahg, we’ve got “Bitch-spiration boards.” Here’s what I’m bitch-spired by today: I FUCKING HATE EVERYONE ON THE SUBWAY. If you live in NYC and you’re not Mr. Big, you ride the subway. And if you ride the subway with …

A FLYING TIP THAT’S CHANGED MY LIFE

This one is so damn simple, and has seriously just made flying so much more enjoyable for me. True confessions: this discovery was borne out of the fact that no matter how hard we prepare, within approx 20 mins of take-off, my husband is always like “I’m bored.” We can bring books, magazines, be sitting …

10 THINGS PINTEREST SHOULD DO RIGHT NOW

You know how sometimes you have a friend that you really, really love and care about, but they keep doing stupid shit that’s like an 11 on a scale of 1-10, and it kinda makes you wanna punch them in the face? But you can’t cause you LOVE THEM, and they mean the world to …