Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Around the Blogs this Week


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Hi Guys! Well, high winds, power outages, the helicopters circling my house all morning – it’s all going crazy in Atlanta this week! I’m happy to be back online and able to tell you a few bits of news around the blogs this week as I catch up.  Media breaks can be good I suppose, but yours truly usually needs to be forced by a natural disaster or something.

dsc00658-2007_01_14-13_57_09.jpgFirst, I stumbled onto The Complete Organizing Solutions Blog via Tanna, who emailed me to ask if she could use a picture of my pursery. Hey, to anyone who would like to post any of my mediocre-at-best photography from flickr, you can always be my guest! Thanks Tanna. This is a great blog for organization inspiration. Check it out!


Next, I was thrilled to see another favorite blogger, Victoria, a.k.a sfgirlbybay, featured in the March issue of Sunset magazine. It’s funny, Victoria switches up her apartment styling so often that I almost didn’t recognize it from the first picture. It seemed oddly familiar but it wasn’t until I saw her tulip chairs that I knew where I knew that place from! The most heroic thing about Victoria’s styling,  is that she is CONSTANTLY switching up and rotating her art collection. This is no easy feat. It usually takes me about five years to get one arrangement just right. Victoria has mad skillz when it comes to arranging art. Perhaps she needs to go into business on the side helping the rest of us compositionally challenged types! Congratulations Victoria!

mk.jpg Next, I caught up on the old DVR. Of course Lost, The Wire, and In Treatment came first. I think the most entertaining thing I saw from last week was Michael Kors LOSING IT on Project Runway during the WWE Divas Challenge. It was like getting the giggles in church, he just could not get it under control. To check it out, be sure to catch the Reunion episode before watching the Bryant Park episode this week.

Finally, as a blogger, I just had to check out Quarterlife. Like all other shows by this duo (Herskovitz and Zwick), they take a typical formula, throw in a tortured misunderstood artist, stripped a few characters of makeup and maybe stick them in glasses and create what they think is a really deep show. Like thirtysomething and Once and Again before it, Quarterlife seems like it’s about four times longer than it is. I mean with TiVo, it’s about 40 minutes, but it feels like 4 hours because it’s so boring.


1) from Complete Organizing Solutions

2) by Thomas J. Story for Sunset magazine.

3) from

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the Editorial Director here on Hatch, you can find me talking design over at Houzz. Make me happy — leave a comment!

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  1. victoria says:

    February 29th, 2008 at 9:13 pm (#)

    hey becky – you are way too kind, but it is deeply appreciated! thanks so much and i’m happy to help with the hanging of the art. step one: wing it! step two: oh, maybe not like that. step three: yeah, that’ll do!


  2. maryam in marrakesh says:

    March 8th, 2008 at 8:21 am (#)

    Victoria’s living room is seriously cool. Love it.

    PS I am desperately trying to find someone in the US who is coming to Marrakech to bring me some Ferm wallpaper. I really want to feature it at our boutique hotel in Marrakech. aaaaack! Stressful.

  3. Hatch: The Design Public® Blog » Blog Archive » Are You Neglecting Your Own Home? I Had Been! says:

    March 10th, 2008 at 9:09 am (#)

    […] by the “nature study” look I’ve been admiring lately, as well as Victoria’s advice for art arrangement, I got to work all day Saturday.  With a little help from a friend, I finally had a sconce bought […]

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