Friday, May 16, 2008

Bonus Bone: Apartment Therapy Wrap Parties

(l.-r.) Porcelain, Steve, AT editor SarahC, Cardboard
Last night Porcelain & I attended the Apartment Therapy Small Cool wrap party. AT is a part of our daily lives: we read the blog, I write for the blog, and we always seem to be talking about the blog. It's a integral design reference, glossary, forum, and influence but it's still just a blank space on the interwebs. All the living and breathing (ie: the stuff your computer can't do) is what makes the event parties so special.

We, as real people, have the chance to mingle and chat, finally matching faces with usernames and home tours. We also get to high-five our design pals and encounter new someones to add to that list (Hi David! Hi Justin!).

The best part, though, is being in the same room with the people behind the design we love. And listening to Maxwell, the man who started this AT madness, speak of healthy homes is as powerful as hiring your own house coach. I always leave these shindigs inspired, motivated to go home and do something more than watch TV and complain about cat hair.

For these reasons, I, Cardboard, declare this a Design Boner.

Photo credit: Janel

2 comments:

katiedid said...

How fun! Glad you had a good time. I will have to get on over to AT more often.

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

So fun!