The Moggitgirls rounded up 90 plus bloggers to chat and Twitter away #nateday about Nate Berkus' new design show which premieres September 13th. Don't ask me why I joined this twittering herd. I don't even know why I'm twittering in the first place. Now, I have nothing against Nate Berkus, mind you. He's handsome, ambitious, obviously creative, and overall, a swell guy. The problem I have with everyone going ga-ga over a new design phenom is that it perpetuates the dolt mentality. Gaggles of women and other wannabe decorators will dutifully copy his style right down to the casually propped up canvas artwork. He's garnered a nice following from his Oprah appearances, his mom works for HGTV and DIY networks, he's an author and decorator/deisgner, so why wouldn't Nate Berkus be hosting a new, daily TV show? It's the most logical place for him to land.
My cyncial self (and I hate myself when I get like this) thinks, "Come on! Do you really think he's going to show the people anything new? Can he TEACH us how to decorate affordably, cleverly, and tastefully within our own style and budget?" Now that's what would make me stand up and take notice. Or, will he just have his minions scouring the blogs to usurp the truly creative ideas from original thinkers and designers, tweak them a bit and then present them as his own.
See, I told you, now I hate myself for pontificating about something so relatively unimportant in the whole scheme of things.
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