TVNewser Show TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Posts Tagged ‘Top Design Wiki’

FBLA EXCLUSIVE: Andrea Keller Parties on Top Design

assistant_106_01_320x240.jpg

Andrea Keller, our pal on Bravo’s Top Design, gives us a little more dish about her experiences on the show:

FBLA: Do you read the forums or blogs about the show? People love you or hate you.

AK: I heard from a lot of people that I shouldn’t read them, so that was the idea at first, and then of course I was curious and heard things – so now I read everything everything and so much of it is hilarious and right on. I love the blogs, love the community of it, it’s so wild and interesting to hear what people think and I want to know. I’m not really offended by some of the criticisms/hates because I think there is a lot more to me that isn’t coming across or can’t in this format & time limit. I don’t know, everyone is entitled to their opinion. and I know that not everyone in the world likes everyone else, hello. I have to say that anyone that thinks I could be a cartoon character or a super hero has given me the greatest joy of my life. I love you, come hang out, let’s go on adventures and save the world.

FBLA: Did your team lose because you didn’t have a bouncer? Project Top Design and a reader agree. So does Linda.

AK: We totally missed out on the bouncer–outside people thing–truthfully we were so frantic about building the walls and getting everything painted that we couldn’t even process the idea of entertainment outside of the dj–we tried to make our tent more about design and less just look but maybe that was completely wrong. No no time. I think our plan was solid and we had a lot of interesting pieces, problem is that they weren’t all complete… we were going for a club atmosphere with different areas to hang out in/different visual and sensory experiences.

Pink Navy is all over those sensory experiences with a drinking game.

aflowers.jpg

FBLA: We didn’t know flowers came in furry.

AK: Ok so the flowers. I actually did 3 types of arrangements, or maybe I should say I did one type of arrangement, one sort of cluster thing and then for the third I threw flowers in trays (that needed foam I didn’t have) in 5 minutes. I really wanted to reinvent that, do something else, tie the flowers, find another container. But I did’t and they hated it so much. I think I’m a little more open minded than they are about how weird flower arrangements can be and how that can potentially be delightful, but if a florist made those arrangements I probably wouldn’t call them again. I admit it. You should have seen the ones by the benches, they were really lovely. And I love flowers so much.

Read more

Mediabistro Course

Freelancing 101 Online Boot Camp

Freelancing 101Starting April 28, this online event will show you the best way to start your freelancing career, from the first steps of self-advertising and marketing, to building your schedule and managing clients. By the end of this online boot camp you will have a plan for making a profitable career as a freelancer, and the skill set to devote yourself to it. Register now! 

FBLA EXCLUSIVE: Andrea Keller Parks Top Design

garage.jpg

Bravo’s Top Design episode last night found our heroine, intrepid architect Andrea Keller, in charge of a garage makeover. FBLA wishes she’d worked on Clean House with us, so she’d have been prepared for the challenge of clutter.

Project Top Design is on the Andrea love train. Top Design Wiki has a poll–Goil and Andrea tie.

FBLA: Have you ever re-done a garage?
AK: I have actually remodeled a couple of them for people, not for myself–there are a lot of 1920′s garages in LA that are too small to park an SUV in so they all get converted, many into offices because the weather is usually great, can have a big open space with doors wide open. Normally you sweat out every detail, didn’t have any time luxury here at all, couldn’t stand back for a single second. I’m probably not allowed to go back to their house and finish the job but I’d love to do it.

FBLA: Building a model seems pretty artsy-craftsy to us. You?
AK: Model building is so familiar, have done hundreds of them, was so happy to be on my turf! Was completely confident building a model and pitching to the client, was like a day at my office, I could breathe. I love talking to clients, trying to pick up on their cues, my job is basically to translate people’s ideas into form. I would have loved an hour with the client, didn’t get that but just tried to run with what we had.

FBLA: Ddi you like being in charge of that team?
AK: And as for being in charge–I was pretty sure I could nail the pitch, but I don’t think the spot of leader was super enviable except for the immunity (which is obviously huge, made up for it, deal with the devil?) I knew I was heading into a massive amount of chaos and stress.

TWOP gets that part.

I do have to say that almost everyone was very eager to help and worked like mad. I was very surprised that that was the case, as you go through worst-case scenarios I was wondering if people would go for scorched earth, but literally no one did. Could have been a complete train wreck, and instead it gave me a lot of respect for the group. Didn’t see that coming, super happy about, very grateful and lucky.

Read more