AT in the News: The Washington Post 12.1.05

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Amidst all the excitement yesterday surrounding The Kitchen, we completely forgot to mention that there was a great article in the Washington Post on design blogs that featured MoCoLoco, Design*Sponge, FunFurde, Apartment Therapy AND Ky Ta, the runner up in our Fall Colors contest (check out Ky's picture below).
(Photo Credit: By Marvin Joseph - The Washington Post Photo)

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Blog Wild: Independent Design Sites Blend Advice, Opinion and One-Click Access, by Jeffrey Turrentine, is a great primer and booster for our little band of sites. As we happened to be away when Jeffrey called, Jill Slater did an amazing job of giving him our vibe and there are some great quotes to be noted:

On being an addict:
...the impulse to hit the "refresh" button every five minutes to see what has been posted most recently can take over one's life, putting things like social calendars and professional advancement in peril....

On getting help:
"They're a great interactive resource," says interior designer Ky Ta of the District. By posting questions on blog comment boards, he says, "you can basically leverage the entire design community to solve problems.

On the design blog group:
[They] have emerged to constitute a bona fide design district within the blogosphere...


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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.