Anyhow, the 9 By Design show, is fantastic, though the father (a Quentin Tarantino-like hipster) is a bit annoying and immature. And I don't quite care for their child naming practices (Bellamy, Tallulah, Five). But to each is own says the mother of a Beatrice.
The best part of the show is seeing their designs take shape. Their aesthetic is freakin' amazing. I don't make Cory watch it but I do tell him all about the rooftop basketball courts, sick flea market finds, photo wallpapers, use of reused and reclaimed materials, and the crazy price tags for their homes.
Here's a good article that sums up another reason why I like the show. They seem somewhat normal (i.e. dysfunctional like the rest of us.)