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6.10.2008
guess who that mod model is?


i'm so excited i'm going to interview
martha stewart's
creative genius kevin sharkey on a podcast thursday!
i'm a huge martha fan, ever since i discovered her "entertaining" books in the preppy-craze days of the 80's.
martha is partnering with FLOR eco-friendly carpet tiles.



what questions would you ask martha stewart's top editor + executive of creative merchandising?

by ~mod*mom~ at 10.6.08 ©

28 Comments:

Could you ask her inspiration and what suggestions martha has for creative uses of the flor tiles --- perhaps to decorate the patio for an outdoor spring party, or to freshen up a drab pantry? Back in the early 2000's (the pre bobby jr years) I wish I had these for my van.

Thanks, Congratulations and good luck on the interview.

We love you mod*mom!

By Blogger Bobby, at 6/10/2008 5:03 PM  

Is it a team of people that design these, or does she have input in the beginning and tell them what to do?
I'm a big fan of Martha and YOU!

Estella

By Anonymous Estella, at 6/10/2008 8:05 PM  

What does she think of a strong woman candidate like Hillary Clinton being reduced in the media?

By Anonymous WM, at 6/11/2008 9:39 AM  

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By Blogger modmom, at 6/11/2008 10:07 AM  

Ask martha's friend,
"How do you translate Martha Stewart east coast Americana into westcoast modern simplicty and is her Flor collection a starting point for the crossover or is it simply of a clever solution for the traditional Martha Stewart consumer?"

Lillie
I have flor in our Eichler living room.

By Anonymous Lillie, at 6/11/2008 10:08 AM  

how about these --- just brainstorming


-- what does she think about the recent primary?

-- ask about her old career as a model --- did she feel more liberated at that time, or now as a famous homemaker

-- does she ever make mistakes? how does it make her feel?

-- is it hard to be a strong successful woman without being perceived as a b***yatch?

-- if she could have dinner with anybody in the world, who would it be? (translators are allowed)

-- if she could have desert with anybody in history, alive or dead, who would it be?

-- she lives in Connecticut, right? where does she feel most comfortable? at home --- traveling abroad --- at 2nd home elsewhere. big city or small town

-- what is her favorite part of her career? the parties; the money; the power; making everyday people's lives more joyous

-- why is she doing this interview? did she write a book? is it for her new FLOR carpets? department store stuff? what's up?

-- what's her advice for mod*moms ----- what does she think of modern home design?

-- did she invent 'shabby chic'?

By Anonymous carol wigden, at 6/11/2008 6:23 PM  

Is the model you?

By Blogger Sunny, at 6/11/2008 6:26 PM  

how do I listen in? when? where?

By Anonymous Lillie, at 6/13/2008 8:39 AM  

how exciting- best of luck!

By Anonymous grace, at 6/13/2008 8:41 AM  

How exciting! You're a regular executive interviewer these days!

Can't wait to read the post.....

By Anonymous christian, at 6/13/2008 8:42 AM  

I can't think of any, but perhaps my friend Sonja can? She likes you and used to take her magazine! I'll forward to her

By Anonymous CAmmie, at 6/13/2008 8:44 AM  

Congratulations! How are you involved in the Flor? I guess I will find out when I hear the podcast . I love those and am thinking about purchasing for my new store front I opened up. Will definitely add some brightness.




Ellie Venafro
Owner
tots on-the-go
www.totsonthego.net

By Anonymous ellie, at 6/13/2008 8:45 AM  

Hope all went well!

By Anonymous Jackie Feldman, at 6/13/2008 8:46 AM  

How exciting!!! I think Martha is great-- she's always been a hero of mine! :) I love FLOR, too, so the idea of them teaming up is just perfect! You are so lucky to get to do an interview with someone who works so closely with her. :) Congrats, Kristen! I'm so happy and excited for you!

The House of the Future sounds so exciting!!! We have a Carousel Of Progress here, too, and I still get a kick out of it... I wonder if we'll get a House of The Future? :D They would probably give something like that to Epcot nowadays.

Good luck with your Podcast!!! *hugs*
Lala :)

By Anonymous lala, at 6/13/2008 8:48 AM  

Hi Kristen,

OMG, that's incredible. Keith and I totes know Kevin. I feel like we met him back in the late 90's... He probably doesn't remember us tho. How cool! It's so hard to find people like him... That's what I'd ask him, how can I clone him : )

You're gonna do great!!!! xxoo, Chris

By Anonymous chris, at 6/13/2008 8:51 AM  

Congratulations!
Ask him what you are curious about, of course. And naturally do your homework -- google recent interviews with Martha to see what she's up to these days. Good luck!

By Anonymous Danny Richard, at 6/13/2008 8:53 AM  

Oh my gosh! How did it go??? I saw his picture on Martha's Blog, he totally looks like Henry from Ugly Betty! pretty cute!


How are you doing?
hugs,
M

By Anonymous Michelle C, at 6/13/2008 8:56 AM  

Can you send me the link, I want to hear it!!

By Anonymous Holly, at 6/13/2008 8:58 AM  

congrats, kristen!! that's great.

you could ask him what martha's doing to find eco-friendly fabric sources? and whether it's possible to maintain quality while being eco-friendly?

Molly

By Anonymous Molly, at 6/13/2008 8:59 AM  

Wow! So, will you be listed on her blog circle? And where will your podcast go? On your blog or on hers, too? Either way, quite an honor. I wonder how they found your blog. I mean, it is cool and unusual, but still, there are millions of blogs. Anyway, good for you! I trust it already happened today. Sorry, I didn't read your blog 'till a little while ago. Anyway, how did it go? This is exciting stuff!!
Way to go, ModMom

By Anonymous DianeSwirl, at 6/13/2008 9:01 AM  

thank you pals for the questions + support!

diane:
the podcast is supposed to go on flor + marthastewart + mod*mom,
but i was at my gym in a studio, because i didn't have time to get home after seeing my oncologist + dentist, plus i was hiding from my daughter. but unfortunately a personal trainer + his trainee came into room just before i had to call into the podcast. they got out big balance balls + i said, oh please i'm going to phone interview the creative head of martha stewart, + they said they'd be quiet,+ i had to call in to the podcast at that time, so i attempted a few times, + time seemed to speed up. then i was on the call + the noise in the room rose, so i opened a back door + tried to go outside, but there was construction noise of a buzz saw, so i went back into the main gym
where there was background music. the producer said to proceed + they couldn't hear it, but when they went to edit it, there was a lot of background noise. today,
they're doing the main editing + trying to get the noise out, but it probably won't be good enough for martha stewart quality standards, so i'm disappointed, but have a glimmer of hope. it was a wonderful experience + i really enjoyed talking with martha's creative genius kevin sharkey. i'm loving martha's blog too! she so captivating + takes the best pictures of course + tells lovely candid personal stories with them.

By Blogger modmom, at 6/13/2008 9:10 AM  

Man! How disappointing! If you let them know it's because you were at your oncologist appt, I wonder if they'd be willing to reschedule.

By Anonymous DianeSwirl, at 6/13/2008 9:15 AM  

i hope they'll atleast let me post it on my blog.
there's still a chance they'll remove the noise + get it approved,
but they wanted me to know the noise was a big problem.

thank you for the support diane!

By Blogger modmom, at 6/13/2008 9:17 AM  

Congrats again, Kristen! How exciting! I love her old modeling photos-- I have some stashed away somewhere and I can't locate them... I need to go through my files this summer and do some major scanning/reorganizing. :)

I hope the interview goes/went well. :) Give mod*tot a hug for me! xoxo, Lala

By Anonymous lala, at 6/13/2008 9:19 AM  

Wow!! How cool- That sounds really fantastic!! Where can I read this interview. Or because it was audio did I miss it??
YOu're Getting Famous!!!

By Anonymous Vicki G, at 6/13/2008 7:12 PM  

That's sooo exciting Mod*MOm! I can't wait to find out what happens. I'm going to check out her carpet designs and I knokw that's her modeling picture, but I didn't know she was a model, but it makes sense now.

By Anonymous Karen from Elko, at 6/14/2008 8:35 PM  

Have you heard from Martha yet about the podcast???

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