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!