21 April 2009

The Skirted Roundtable

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ok ok ok – here’s what I’ve been working on for a while, really secretively!  A new endeavor.  Just think, how many times have you said to yourself that you just wished you could listen to Cote de Texas lecture about interior design or blogging?   Never?   Oh, come on!!!    Well, if you DID ever wish it – now you actually can listen to all my thoughts, out loud!  I’ve teamed up with Linda Merrill from ::Surroundings:: and Megan Arquette from Beach Bungalow 8 to do a “radio” show!   Each week, we’ll be talking about interior design and blogging in short intervals (15 minutes) for all those with A.D.D. out there.  It won’t take up too much of your time to listen, so please do!!!   We’ve set up a new blog to put the recordings on it – The Skirted Roundtable – located here.

 

The radio show won’t be live, it will be taped – due to technical issues, schedules, children, husbands, barking dogs and noisy garage doors.   Since it’s not live – we’re asking the readers to leave us comments on topics you want to hear discussed.  AND – we want to have guest hosts – just like The View, so be sure to let us know if you are game for that.

 

Long time readers will understand our name for the radio show The Skirted Roundtable – a play on words for a lot of things, along with a fond remembrance of one of the earliest design blogosphere’s dustup:  skirted tables – love them or hate them.    I’m sure one day, we’ll probably get around to talking about skirted tables too.  

 

So…..head over to The Skirted Roundtable blog and listen away.  There are two shows up already, all you have to do is hit the button to play them.  We hope you enjoy it and we really hope you’ll come back and listen next week too!!!!

72 comments:

  1. Joni, this sounds so fantastic! Congratulations on your new endeavor! I am certain that it will be a huge success!

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  2. Wow - this sounds great - I am off to check out the skirted round table (love the name)!

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  3. great title! good luck ladies! i'll be delighted to hear the results.

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  4. Well, this is just the best thing ever!! I always listen to Fresh Air when I'm at my desk...but no more!! I can't wait to hear you all!! Bravo!

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  5. * HOW F*U*N this will be!!! Looking forward to it!!! ~~~~ (And here I thought "THIS" would be "today's topic"!). Hugs n' congrats to you ALL! Linda in AZ *

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  6. I'm so excited to be apart of this, Linda and Joni. Can I be Starr Jones?

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  7. My goodness gracious! I'm so excited for you all! What fun you are going to have. Now, I've got to click over and start listening!

    I'm bound to have a few giggles and learn a thing or two as well. Way to go girls!

    (guest host, humm, maybe--what about studio audience!?!)

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  8. Dear Joni,

    This is so wonderful! I have sat and listened to your discussions this afternoon at my desk in my office at Black & Spiro and I can relate to so many things you all said. I can't wait for the next installment!

    Congratulations!

    x
    Anna

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  9. you would be a fantastic writer , did you write some article in magazins ? I love your way , it is so vivid ! as if i can hear your voice .

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  10. WOW! This is exciting. I'm heading over to listen now......

    Joni, you are AMAZING!!!! Congrats to all THREE of you ladies!!!!!

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  11. You all are too cute! This will be so much fun - and saying you are cute is not meant to belittle you - you are so smart and clever and I can't wait to listen! What fun it will be to hear your voice, Joni.

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  12. FAB-U-LOOOUUUUSSSS! Sung in my best operatic voice. Cannot wait to listen!
    Blessings!

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  13. Congrats! A wonderful concept! I'm on my way to listen now.

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  14. I can't wait to get home tonight to listen! And I love the view!! One geared towards ID thrills me. You can start by talking about skirted tables - ew!

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  15. This will be fun!! Going over for a look/listen, now!

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  16. Congrats on the new adventure!!
    Best of luck!
    Leslie

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  17. Ok...I'll be honest. I thought, ehh no pictures?? But guess what? I actually cleaned my bathroom as I listened. That's a GOOD thing.

    Blog multi tasking. I really enjoyed it!

    How'd you do it? three wauy call or over the internet?

    Clever gals!

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  18. Joni I left a comment on the skirted table site - but I will leave it here too! This is GREAT and I LOVE hearing all of your thoughts on the Blogging, Criticism and Snarkery topic. It was really interesting to hear everyone's thoughts and then hear the thought's of the many designers I meet in LA last week.

    Keep up the good work!!

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  19. What fun! So interesting to hear everyone's ideas and opinions!

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  20. Listened to your "snark" installment this morning -- great thoughts. Congratulations to all and I look forward to hearing more.

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  21. Bravo! And next the book?

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  22. Congratulations and thank you- this will be a great source for all lovers of great design!
    And what a fantastic name :)

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  23. I love this idea, and please let me know if you ever want an artist featured on the show!

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  24. A perfect title and a great idea! It is so nice to hear the real voices behind the blog, and your discussion of issues we all have pondered.

    –Lana

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  25. Congrats-what a fun new venture!Good luck to all of you!

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  26. This is so exciting! I cant wait to head over there and listen for myself. Congrats and your new venture!!

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  27. Congratulations! I listened this morning. You sounded intelligent and your comments were relevant. Since I am not a blogger, I look forward to hearing more discussions about design!

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  28. so fun! congratulations on a great project. love the name, too!

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  29. Ron ( Empel collections/ the Netherlands)April 22, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    I really thought the book would come first. Okay now podcast, next hosting a show on HGTV?!
    Great initiative. How interesting to hear your voice for the first time, after so many emails!!
    Looking forward to the other topics.
    Do yall actually get together and sit around a 'skirted table'or are you linked up?

    Ron

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  30. loved,loved, loved it Joni.
    Keep on telling us your true opinion. Call a spade a spade. so fun.

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  31. Great beginning and I am wishing you and rest of the crew all the best. I am with wyfishingal call a "spade a spade: or least a snark a snark. And I would like to reinforce Mr. Empel's comment and hoping a book is in the works. I do think it would be a great seller.

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  32. Joni, this is super...I am running (virtually) to the other Blog.What a great idea!

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  33. I can't think of anyone I'd rather listen to talk about decor and blogging. This is going to be fun. Congratulations and Good Luck! laurie P.S.(I haven't been with you that long, but I think I've probably read most of your posts, and I recall reading all about the skirted table controversy) What a great name for the show!

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  34. Joni,
    I left a comment over at the new blog but wanted to congratulate you at home also. I listened earlier and really appreciated all that you had to say. It's a good thing so get ready for the rush to the table! Have added a Skirted Roundtable button to my blog.
    All the best.
    Lisa Porter

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  35. congratulations... it is so exciting...no wonder you didnt have time to go to roundtop!! whew.... have a great day... x pam

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  36. Well, how fun! Listened to the snarky one & it was great to hear all your voices...esp. yours Joni. :) Hope you do more fun things on there & I'll stop back by.

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  37. So Cool! You are something! Look forward to the new roundtable blog!

    Take Care!

    Michelle
    Zuniga Interiors

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  38. So Cool! You are something! Look forward to the new roundtable blog!

    Take Care!

    Michelle
    Zuniga Interiors

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  39. So Cool! You are something! Look forward to the new roundtable blog!

    Take Care!

    Michelle
    Zuniga Interiors

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  40. Loved hearing you for real Joni - such a great idea you girls together and I look forward to tuning in again next week, xv.

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  41. This is so exciting! Can't wait to go over and hear your discussion! Good luck!
    joan

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  42. Just had an opportunity to listen to both installments enjoyed your comments immensely. Joni I have commented before and never left my email address, did not know I should but your blog is definitely my favorite. I tell many of my design clients about your blog particularly those who love all things Country French. Thanks for all the hours of entertainment you have provided.

    Victoria
    vcgreer@yahoo.com

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  43. Hi Joni! Just listened to your first discussion and commented there on how much fun it was. Can't wait to hear the next one. Though it makes me tired just thinking about how you can find the time to do all this!! I need to take better vitamins!

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  44. Joni! I can hardly wait to listen to one (I can't right now cause I'm in the living room with other people :0)
    You are such a talent!
    xo
    Maria

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  45. Wouldn't you know...today's the day my speakers quit! Here's my suggestion for a topic because it's my dilemma at the moment. Bedskirts or not. Bedrails are needed if there is no skirt, and a footboard is required for a bedrail. So, headboard AND footboard? or headboard only? I would like to get away from bedskirts because they are impossible to wrestle on and off the bed for laundering as often as they really need it...hence the moniker, dust ruffle. They're DUSTY!
    With anticipation and appreciation,
    Annie

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  46. Annie again. Chandeliers. Would love to hear you talk about them. Are they still new? Timeless? Tired? I don't understand putting a big cylinder around a crystal chandelier. If that is a good thing, please help me get the point. From reading the comments about your show, I am THRILLED to hear it's ok not to love granite and stainless. Blaagh.
    Annie

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  47. wow so excting!!! can't wait to listen!!! (at child naptime!!;)
    xoxo

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  48. Here's to new adventures! Good luck, and I look forward to clicking in. -susan

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  49. I'm so excited for you! Yay. Must make a cup of tea and have a listen.

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  50. Ohhh - I have to wait until tonight to listen. The speakers are turned off on our work computers :0(

    Sooo - if you ever have the desire to know what it is like to live above a barn...I'm your girl...(snarkey tone of voice..rolling eyes and laughing at myself...)

    I can't wait to hear it - I am sure it is going to be a complete success!

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  51. * I TRULY enjoyed listening to this last night ~ (my husband came into my study to see what "chick-flick" I was watching, which I thought was cute!!!)~~~

    And right NOW, I'm planning to pour a small pot o' java, slice up an apple, peel an orange, find my chocolate stash (hey, nobody's PERFECT!) n' sit down to enjoy the fun on your 30 minute talkfest... should be GREAT FUN!

    KUDOS TO ALL YOU GALS!!!! (And, THANKS ~ GREAT idea!)~

    Linda in AZ *

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  52. How exciting! I can't wait to listen in.

    I would love to hear about designing with functional storage in mind.

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  53. How extraordinary! I knew you would become even more famous eventually. Can't wait to listen to you all talk about one of my favorite subjects. Going to check out the new blog and toss some ideas your way.

    ~~ Victoria

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  54. YES,yes, yes! I am going to listen in....
    And when ever you need me....
    Love - Victoria

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  55. I wish the shows were funnier, or livelier, or had actual... thinking? working through ideas? Strong opinions coming up against each other?

    It's ladies at a luncheon. It lacks energy.

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  56. Sooooo great...you thinkers you! Can't wait to listen! And...I love the name :)
    Best,
    Michelle

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  57. What a great idea - I can't wait to listen!

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  58. Fabulous news and congratulations! It's like a meeting of the minds, the interior design kind! Love it.

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  59. How perfect ... . .

    Joni con VOICE!

    JJjjj

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  60. What a fantastic idea, Joni.
    I'm off to listen.

    xo
    Brooke

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  61. This is better than starting your own magazine Joni! We get to hear your voice! What a great idea... the next thing you know... you three will be on Oprah! Send me tix!

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  62. Wanted to tell you, over here, how much I'm looking forward to listening each week. Just heard the first two installments and loved it, (loved hearing your voice, too -- makes you that much more endearing!)

    I agree with Megan, you get so many comments because of "who you're being," that's for sure!, but also because it's an amazing blog with amazing, informative posts! The time and effort you put into this is mind-blowing... and a gift. AND, Joni, I trust you, I trust your knowledge and experience and I'm sure everyone would agree. That's why when you mention something as small as a new pillow, we want to know all about it (so we can run out and get it!)

    And I agree with you about antiques, specifically French antiques staying in style. I've been flipping through old magazines and that's what I see over and over and I could kick myself for not getting it sooner.

    Thank God I found your blog!

    Thank you!
    Kerry

    P.S. How do I register (?), with my email address?

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  63. I am so excited about your new endeavor! I'm headed over to "The Skirted Roundtable" right now. Bravo, Joni! You rock.

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  64. Joni fabulous post. I have not seen the movie yet so am thrilled to see the =images and your editorial. I want to read a bood on these ladies aND THEIR LIFE. Recommendations?

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  65. Loved your last two- cant wait for the third installment! Hurry and post so I dont get carpal tunnell- I think I clicked on your link obsessively five times today to see if it was updated- ha!

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  66. joni, brilliant !!!

    finally, a LUCKY DAY for ME !!!

    lectures for 'those of us' with learning disabilities in mind,
    yes,(ME) with A.D.D.

    as for the skirted tables, what a great idea. you are so clever. xx

    PS do you think we can use similar skirt patterns for those of us still trying to lose those unwanted inches ?? hee hee

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  67. kerry - I think you can sign up when you leave a comment - you may need to sign up for a google acct. first though.

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