Who: Jamie Derringer
What: Founder + Editor of Design Milk
Jaime is the founder, editor and spunky blogger at Design-Milk.com. She also has a passion for running and is a self-proclaimed spaz. The worst gift she ever received was a gift certificate to a meat delivery service from a relative that knows she hasn't eaten red meat since she was 13 years old.
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Who: Erin Loechner
What: Design Blogger + Freelance Magazine Editor
Erin's unique perspective on the design industry earned her honors as one of the London Time's top 50 design bloggers in the world. Her quirky blog, DesignforMankind.com, is a daily addiction for design lovers across the globe. You can also follow her very own home renovation on HGTV's Design Happens blog. As for the worst present she's ever received? A sheer, used bath robe from her grandmother. Bless her heart.
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Who: Joel Pirela
What: Graphic and Industrial Designer + Contributing Editor
Joel is the jack of all trades. Not only is he a graphic and industrial designer, but he's the founder of BlueAntStudio.com which showcases a curated collection of modern architecture, home accessories and design trends. He's also a contributor to Design-Milk.com and Apartment Therapy's Unplggd.com. He was also a winner in YLiving's Small Spaces contest last summer. But even with that kind of design talent and good taste, he still gets bad gifts. The worst of the worst? When he was 35, he was given a hamster. And to this day, still doesn't know if it was a joke.
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Who: Jennifer Mitchell
What: Interior Designer + Blogger
Jennifer's love for design started at a young age (we hear her Barbie Doll houses were killer). Today, she's an interior designer and writes a daily blog at DesignHole.com that gives tips on how to turn your home into a place you'll love to live in. When Jennifer was in college she dated a guy who, as it turns out, wasn't so Rico Suave when it came to gift-giving. One Christmas he gave her the “promise” of a round trip train ticket to New York –on the condition she use it for a job interview.
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