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.
I'm continually fascinated by the places where creative people live and work. These four spaces are not just the homes, but also the studios of four very talented contemporary artists. It's lovely to see how the aesthetic of their work carries through their homes — and how they blend living and working into one beautiful space.
If you've been waiting all night long for a Lionel Richie tableware line, well, that's really specific, but you've got your wish. The "Hello" singer launched Lionel Richie Home last month and he uses nothing else in his own home.
A few things you should know about my childhood: I was born in 1986 to parents who were (and still are) pretty major fans of Duran Duran. I knew all the words to both "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Mmmbop," and I had opened the "Rio" CD jewel case enough to recognize the framed print on our living room wall was a dead ringer for Duran Duran's album cover. What I did not know at the time was that almost every home in America in the 1980's had similar art on the wall.
Last week on Ellen's Design Challenge, we said goodbye to Our Lady of Amazing Faces, McKenzie. Her lotus bed went up in flames, but being the first sent home couldn't dull her sparkle. We chatted with the RISD student about how what she'd do differently, how the show changed her, and just how many people are placing orders for fire beds.