Tuesday, March 16, 2010

9 by design

combining my love of reality television and design. shooting stars out of my poophole.














can we all agree that if you are flying to london and/or having a party for 300 people you HAVE money. nothing makes me feel like scraping your face off than when you rich people talk about how you have no money.

16 comments:

Team Botanical said...

Okay, so really?

I was totally hating and then I saw that she was pregnant. So now I feel like a jerk. But of course I'm going to watch.

Anonymous said...

I am a parent in NYC and these people combine everything I hate about parents in NYC. Which is to say, I can't wait to start watching my new favorite show.

my favorite and my best said...

anon- i am not a parent in NYC but i am still a parent and these people had my hate when they decided to have 7 kids.
to me this is irresponsible. i can already tell they fucking suck.

but i will be watching them suck on tv.

preppyplayer said...

I am curious. living right outside NYC, they seem...
normal.
Except- NO ONE has a lot of kids in NYC, let alone NINE!!!
Utah, maybe.
So they can't win. The out of towners will think they are too " New York" and the New Yorkers won't even recognize them.
Sounds like my kind of show!

Naomi said...

Yea I think 7 is too many too, but at least they seem more real than the Duggars. The family with 20 kids all with the letter "J"- they are REALLY scary. Plus this family designs stuff, so I'll check it out.

Ally @ FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I've been waiting for this! Can't wait!

AppleTree said...

cannot wait to hear you slay them. I am mean like that sometimes.

Anonymous said...

Here's the thing about them, and about some NYC parents I know. Nothing about these people seems to be - to use an oprah word - organic. It's all about "wouldn't it be cool if" which really means "wouldn't people think we were cool, if..." (ahem, had 7 kids)

And the other thing is treating money in a completely outlandish way. My kids go to private school here which makes it even worse. "We're so broke" or "this is really going to be a terrible year for us" means they are going to have to give up their 85k Hamptons rental or something. But not their full-time nanny or cleaning woman or grocery deliveries or private pilates sessions. And really, probably not their 85k Hamptons rental. For me, for most people, it means not buying starbucks or not ordering Thai food every week or saving less for retirement.

Even the middle class people here are willing to gamble outrageous sums on all kinds of nonsense (including real estate) while not saving at all. They figure it will all work out and, annoyingly, it somehow always does.

hush said...

This is why I want to have like 7 of your babies, MFAB. But seriously, nobody should be having 7 babies. You are a breath of fresh air. Because I have been reading nothing but over-the-top Novogratz ass-kissing from the rest of the design blog world (who clearly all were sent copies of the book from some clever PR people). I, too, read their book. Thankfully, I got it from the library. Ok, maybe they are decent designers. The sunken trampoline was neat and all. But it's like they seem to think everything they do is oh so so freaking fabulous. Their fugly holiday cards, and even fuglier baby-naming practices, show their ass.

Long way of saying, I also can't wait for the show!

my favorite and my best said...

anon- i COMPLETELY agree. well said. i thought the same thing while watching that sneak puke. all this "were broke but were flying to london and throwing a party for our closest friends".

i can't wait for this show to start!!

hush- oh there will be NO ass kissing from me. and oddly enough i too received said promo from their PR people to do a post on the book. i deleted that email right before i told them to fuck off.

my favorite and my best said...

right AFTER i told them to fuck off.
thank you and good night.

Anita Davis said...

that clip gave me a headache. did you hear those kids hollerin'? eeesh.
and i HATE when rich people complain about money.
i'd rather watch millionaire matchmaker.
(and that trampoline they "designed" isn't a new thing - i jumped on one like that at my summer camp in 1977)

susan said so said...

I haven't been watching enough television. I have no idea what this show is about. And the preview? Didn't help. At all. But I'm pretty sure I hate those parents, and maybe even the kids.

xox,
Susan

jennifer said...

i'm on year 5 without a t.v. and this is why!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I'll be anxiously watching but I'm afraid I might be gagging a few times too many. Broke, please..don't mind me while I bite off my tongue.

Lauren said...

I can't wait. And yes, I talked about their book on my blog, but I had to pay full price for the book. I realize there could be a lot contrived about these people, a lot of ridiculousness, and a LOT of kids, but even if they're talking about being broke, they can afford the kids. If they're well taken care of, who cares how many kids they have? Strike that, at some point, there ARE too many, a la the Duggars, but still. And they're style is fun and laid back, and seems kind of real for them. Ok, allergy induced, stream of conciousness comment over.