Despite Jonathan Adler's dismal "See you later, decorator" catchphrase I stuck around and watched Top Design.
Top Chef. Big fan.
I'll even watch the episodes I've already seen. Even when I remember who won. Even when I remember what everyone cooked ingredient for ingredient.
And I watched and continue to watch because I'm fascinated by creativity and watching people with a passion for creating new things, seeing the world in new ways.
More and more though, Bravo seems to be moving away from celebrating people who have devoted their lives to a particular craft.
So where's a person to get their fix?
Back in the day, when I started reading blogs to get through an afternoon at work, I stumbled on Bradford Shellhammer's blog. It was fun. It was fast. It was cosmo-fabulous.
It always made me think of Sex and the City.
Not in a lame, stereotype kind of way.
And, actually, not in a "the t.v. show" way. But like the book. A kind of catalog of urban cool.
It was an online daydream for someone sitting at their desk eating Subway, wondering how it was he went from art school to, well, sitting at a desk eating Subway.
I've been a faithful reader of the blog and, when I decided to set up shop here, I made sure to add it to my blog list.
Mr. Shellhammer just posted a video that he did with the folks from dwell (1) and it is, like the blog, pretty fabulous.
Not only did it restore some of my faith in the creative world, it put a new song on my iPod.
And for those of you still shopping for Christmas...I may actually be able to pull off that hat.