Four designers down, and four left! For making it this far, the remaining cast members get a signed copy of Ellen's latest book. But the inscription also holds their challenge for the week. Let's see how they did:
Color. Color. Color. It's such a powerful aspect of our lives, and yet most of us probably haven't stopped to think deeply about color as a concept. We appreciate particular colors, arrange them, and live with them, but there's so much more to color than those actions may let on. Here are fifteen books that give color a closer look, including works written by historians who have delved deep into color's past, color theorists who have contemplated its power, and interior designers who put color to its best use.
The competition on Ellen's Design Challenge is heating up, and we're losing more talented designers. This week's eliminated contestant may not have produced the biggest wows, but simple definitely doesn't mean basic.
My usual date for a Saturday night in is something mindless like Keeping Up With the Kardashians (reserve your judgments, people). But every once in a while, I'm reminded that it can be just as fun to watch something with more substance. It elevates a cozy weekend night into something really fulfilling and educational. Even when I polish off a bottle of wine as I watch.
Amazon could be coming to a mall near you. The company, which started as an online bookseller and is often cited as the reason bookstores have gone out of business, is planning up to 400 brick-and-mortar locations of Amazon Books.
It's the third challenge, and we're down two Personalities-with-capital-Ps—is one of these six remaining contestants going to step it up and provide crazy faces and/or biting commentary? Let's find out.