Before I get back to Cambodia, I wanted to ask: are you watching our new favorite show, 9 by Design? In short, its about about a couple that runs a renovation business who just happens to have 7 children and live through the highs and lows of the process. The matriarch of the family is able to handle so much more than I could possibly imagine. They manage to transform run down NYC properties into amazing modern homes for the uber rich while raising 7 children who all appear to be well adjusted and cool in their own right. If I weren't quite so impressed with them, I might hate them.
Their style could not be more different than my own but its absolutely gorgeous. I really appreciate how the series shows so much more of the reality of renovating than any other show on television. Even for people who have a bundle of cash, full time support staff and all day to focus on their projects, its still incredibly stressful and a lot of hard work. They have to be on top of everything and have a vision to get it all done. This family does it all with amazing calm and cool.
Here are a few shots of some of their work but you really have to see the show (or pop over to their design site or maybe read their book) to get the full picture.
So are you watching? What do you think?