Wednesday, January 27, 2010

NEVER A DULL MOMENT - SIXX DESIGN



The Novogratz family seems to be everywhere these days and with their new show on Bravo, slated to air in April, I don't think we'll be seeing any less of them anytime soon. That's a good thing. I am fascinated by this couple who seem to possess an endless amount of style, creativity, verve and above all, ENERGY! Recently, their company, Sixx Design, sent me their book "Sixx Design - Downtown Chic". I found it a refreshing departure from a lot of typical, dry and scholarly tomes on renovation and design. This book is colorfully and heavily illustrated with great photos, not only of their amazingly ambitious and eclectic projects, but also of their adorable brood of seven children.
The Novogratz's have a way of turning the sometimes downtrodden concept of a large family on it's ear and they seem to infuse everything with a great deal of life and enthusiasm. Perhaps it's the way they refuse to do anything "by the book", but reading their book definitely piqued my interest in becoming more familiar with Sixx Design and watching their upcoming reality TV program. Are they designers? Renovators? Actors? Models? A family or a brand? I think they are all that and more, but check out their website and book and judge for yourself.


26 comments:

MrsLittleJeans said...

I feel like a moron...never heard of them. Thanks to you I can get with the times. : ) Have a great Wednesday Anne!

xx

nameisgrace said...

this is such and intriguing family. i am so excited for their show on bravo!

Christy said...

Oh how cool - I didn't know they had a show coming out. I am going to dvr it for sure! And check out that book - I love the pattern they have wrapped around the bed. Gorgeous!

pve design said...

I think there are many families who stand the test of time - who build empires from dreams. Can you think of some families like the Novogratz that just rock style
from decades past to push it forward? They remind me of the Partridge family, full of life, in a new sort of hippie, prep, euro cool way.

La Petite Gallery said...

I learn something every day. Don't watch those reality shows,
sounds interesting..

Rather read your Posts HA HA HA

yvonne

C.J. said...

I am now going to check out this book and show, thanks Anne!

Kwana said...

I'm looking forward to checking them out on Bravo. I'm in.

unique unique design said...

This family sounds fascinating. Definitely look forward to checking out their show and the book. Thanks for the info.
marcie

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I only have three kids and I have no idea how they have the time or funds for cool home renovations. I feel like I live in chaos and squalor most of the time... I'm familiar with the book but not the upcoming show. I'll have to check it out and hopefully get some tips!

JMW said...

I blogged about this family a few months ago! I saw them in the NY Times and, like you, found them fascinating. I can barely keep up with my own two kiddos, so the idea of raising seven kids, plus living in a chic and sophisticated way, it's beyond me. ;)

chaoskontrolowany said...

Love the first pic!;))

. Becca . said...

Very cool! I've actually never heard of them, but an VERY interested and intrigued! Thanks for the heads up! I'm always ALWAYS interested in other creative successful types who have kids, because I find it SO very hard to balance the two, and they have... SEVEN kids!? Oye! I'm SO dvr'ing this show!

:) Thanks Anne!

Semigloss Chic said...

I can't even imagine what it takes to be this cool looking with that many offspring running around. Maybe everything just looks cooler next to a Vespa!

Taylor Sterling said...

I am eager to see the show!!

Creative Coquette said...

I'm excited for the new Bravo show! I can't even imagine having 7 kids. I'm tired just trying to.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I have heard of them and will be very interested to see their show. It seems none of the bookstores around me ever have their book!

Melanie said...

I love all things Bravo and I have not heard of them. I didn't know that Bravo had a new show coming on. I will be watching when it comes on.

Karena said...

Very excited to watch the show. I know it is great!

Alicia said...

I completely agree with you about this family. I have been fascinated by them since the first moment I saw some of their work and read about their family. What a journey they must take every day!

Alicia
www.downwhimsylane.com

Southern Aspirations said...

They definitely seem like a fun family.

Also, I gave you a sunshine award on my blog today since you always do such a great job of brightening my day!

Averill said...

I loved their book -- it was an entertaining read as well as great eye candy. I can't wait for their show to come out!

Renae said...

I am looking forward to their show and looks like their book is a MUST!
xx

Dumbwit Tellher said...

So timely this post as I was thinking about this family the other day. I was wondering when their much anticipated reality show was going to air? I'm really looking forward to it and look forward to checking out their book. They certainly make raising a large family looks so chic and easy. Happy weekend to you Anne. x deb

Liza Hirst said...

Thanks for this interesting post, Anne. So inspiring and enjoyable!

Rachel said...

thank you for sharing this anne... i really like your chair prints, i featured them on my blog today.. enjoy your weekend :)

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Mapiurka said...

Love the show and this family!
http://mapiurka.blogspot.com/
Best regards from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 
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