March 23, 2010

The Skirted Roundtable: Join the Conversation!

This weekend I was out of commission with the flu so I spent a lot of time in bed with my books, magazines, and laptop. With all that free time on my hands, I finally jumped on the Skirted Roundtable bandwagon - something that I had heard about but never checked out for myself.
For those of you not yet familiar with the SRT, it's a weekly one-hour radio show (in the form of podcasts) where Megan from Beach Bungalow 8, Linda from Surroundings, and Joni from Cote de Texas discuss blogging and interior design with a distinguished guest.
Let me tell you, these podcasts are my new obsession! These three ladies have recruited the industry's best as their guests (Charlotte Moss, Margaret Russell, Vicente Wolf, etc.)! For an hour you get an uncensored glimpse into the minds' of the greats of our time. They talk about the ways in which they run their firms, how to handle tricky clients, client budgets (and in some cases not being able to afford their own design fees), what has informed their aesthetic, the relationship between magazines and blogs, how they landed a magazine cover or a NYT write up, and so much more!
The SRT girls ask all the juicy stuff you always wanted to know about our industry's leaders. I found myself sucking up all that information and knowledge like a sponge who couldn't get enough (I listened to 5 in one day). You get the feeling that you're sitting down to a private conversation and hearing all their secrets.
So, my dears, if you are an interior designer or aspiring to be one and haven't hopped on the Skirted Roundtable bandwagon, I implore you to do so. You'll be so happy you did! Be sure to listen to all the past podcasts, too. You can download them to your iPhones and iPods and listen as you drive to work, hop on a plane, or in bed like I did. Happy listening!

18 comments:

Kathysue said...

I love SRT what a great idea they had in doing this. I am going over today to listen to Tobi Fairley. Love her designs so it should be interesting. Happy Tuesday Kathkyksue

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, I will definitely have to check that out. I'm new to blogging and still learning to navigate my way through the blogosphere, so I'm sure I'll learn something, thanks!

Daniella said...

Sounds interesting... i'll have to check it out... thanks for sharing! And thanks for the link love too :)

Creategirl said...

I loved the Tobi interview, loads of great ideas re: business!! Hope you are feeling better this week : )

Pretty Lovely said...

I too have heard all about the SRT but never checked it out. Thanks so much for sharing this review!

xx,
Samantha


P.S. Hope you are feeling much better!

Debby Lee said...

Sounds interesting, I am going to check it out and see what I can learn!

Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

Checking it out now - thanks for the tip!

Alaina

Happenstance said...

Wow, this sounds really interesting and inspiring already! Can't wait to jump on this.

Style Odyssey said...

While I'm not an aspiring designer, I do love interiors. Will pop over to check it out. :)

drollgirl said...

well i sure love these interiors!!!

Marija said...

Discovered these last week - I seriously wish I could podcast all the time and ditch blogs all together! Okay, maybe not ENTIRELY but I did really dig the podcast! Knew I wasn't alone!! Marija

Nay said...

will have to check it out!

Linda Merrill said...

Hi Crystal,
Thank you so much for your kind words. And I seriously cannot believe you listed to 5 podcasts of us blathering on! You should get some kind of award. I hope you're feeling better!

And thanks to everyone else for your kind words as well!

Patty said...

Those podcasts sound awesome I'll have to remember to tune in next time, thanks for the tip!

Design Darling said...

this sounds awesome! i'll definitely check them out when i get a moment. thanks so much for sharing!

Elyssa Blaire said...

Love the photos! Such a fresh look!

http://somethinglovelyhere.blogspot.com/

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

How totally cool, this is the most useful piece of info I've come across on the internet today--yay! Thanks Crystal, I'll be checking it out!

xo Mary Jo

Charlotta Ward said...

That bathroom is great - love the freestanding bath and the Tolix stool.. And just look at the floors in the hallway! *sigh*

xCharlotta

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