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Are we getting our own TV show yet?


No, I don’t have a secret son or a much-younger brother, that’s Dan from Manhattan Nest! We’ve been hanging out a bit lately, and let me tell you—I think we’re ready for our own TV show. About what, I have no idea, but is that really important? I’m sure we can come up with something.

I’m sure this is going to make Dan blush, but you know what? Aside from being super-smart and funny, he is just one of the nicest, most considerate people I’ve ever met. He’s a really good gift-giver, too. As if buying me Amy Sedaris’s new book, Simple Times (OH MY GOD, IT’S SO FUNNY), wasn’t enough, do you know what he gave Evan and I for Chrismukkah? You’ll never guess…

We each got our own Clarisonic. No, seriously. Can you even? Evan and I are going to have the cleanest pores on the planet, and it’s all thanks to Dan.

I, on the other hand, am horribly thoughtless. You know what Dan got in exchange? He got the honor of baking banana bread with me at 10:00 at night. Cool, right? Okay, and a cup of coffee. And I wrapped up some of the banana bread for him to take home. Come to think of it, he also got to spend an awful lot of time snorgling Fritz and Bruno (they love him), so I guess he made out pretty well. Maybe I’ll even let him renovate my kitchen, too, if he’s lucky.

Thanks for being a good friend, Dan. I’m glad I met you. 2010 was the year of Manhattan Nest, and I predict all good things for you in 2011.

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  • Reply Lena December 17, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    I want that TV- show! To happen! Right now! I want to watch that TV-show right now!
    Thats all.

  • Reply verhext December 17, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    you DO look like siblings. adorable!! TV show right now!!

  • Reply dana December 17, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I too would watch the show…Dan could hack something and you could paint it black! 😀
    Now if you can get Dan’s Mom to comment on your blog too that would complete the perfectness of it all…

    • Anna @ D16 December 17, 2010 at 2:31 pm

      Dan’s mom is kind of a mini-celebrity for me.

  • Reply Michelle December 17, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Happy Chrismmukah to you both! and that IS a very thoughtful gift. Who do we need to spam to get the TV show going?

    • Anna @ D16 December 17, 2010 at 2:29 pm

      Probably the programmers at Animal Planet!!

  • Reply Misa December 17, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    ever since you featured dan’s desk i’ve been completely in love with his blog. if you guys are ever looking for a third wheel, count me in.

  • Reply Sue December 17, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Super nice guy Dan, VERY generous gift! I have a Clarasonic and I absolutely love it. That and my sonicare toothbrush are two of the best gifts my husband has ever bought me….okay, he’s no Evan, more practical I guess, but I love him just the same. Thanks for turning me onto Dan’s blog, its a winner, and yes to the tv show, that would be so awesome!

  • Reply Lauren @ chezerbey December 17, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Love this!

    And speaking of kitchens, Anna did you see this kitchen tour on AT:

    Talk about attention to detail…swoon!

    • Anna @ D16 December 17, 2010 at 2:29 pm

      Oooooooh. So nice. (That’s a lot of whisks!!)

    • Misa December 17, 2010 at 3:48 pm

      yeah, that kitchen was pretty awesome. i thought of dan when i saw it because of the rug.

  • Reply chairsmith December 17, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    So hope your TV show, whatever it may be about, gets broadcast in the UK. We’ll be watching for sure!!

  • Reply Natalie December 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    I wanna know what you think about this Clarasonic doohickey. It kinda scares me.

    • Anna @ D16 December 17, 2010 at 2:28 pm

      I’ll try it out tonight! It had to charge for 24 hours before the first use, otherwise I would’ve been deep-cleaning all night long.

    • kelly w December 17, 2010 at 3:30 pm

      Totally eager to hear your verdict.

    • jennie December 18, 2010 at 11:19 am

      Oooh, yes me too. I read Door 16 for design inspiration, renovation ideas, and of course skin care tips (HELLO Mario Badescu)! 🙂

  • Reply Dan @ Manhattan Nest December 17, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Oh, you. You forgot to mention that aside from baked goods, coffee, and much-needed puppy-snorgling time, you also MADE ME A WEBSITE and then basically taught me how to use a computer for more purposes than, uh, word processing. Which basically means my kidney is reserved, lest you should end up needing it.

    I’m going to practice my posing so I look less deformed next time we stage a midnight photo shoot. Because right now that’s looking like a face made for radio.

    • Anna @ D16 December 17, 2010 at 3:58 pm

      The photo is adorable, c’mon.

      I noticed today that your Twitter userpic kind of looks like Andy Samberg. Since your first Gravatar looked like Fred Armisen, does that mean Bobby Moynihan is next?

    • Dan @ Manhattan Nest December 17, 2010 at 4:13 pm

      Kenan Thompson, actually.

    • Mom December 17, 2010 at 4:28 pm

      OK, a bit intimidated about the shout-out to me….But, I have to say Daniel that your actual twin will be a bit upset to hear your kidney comment. I think she already called dibs.

    • Anna @ D16 December 17, 2010 at 4:35 pm

      !!!!!!!Dan’s mom!!!!!!! I love that you commented as “Mom” — not to be confused with “mommy”, who, of course, is my own mother. 🙂

      (He does have TWO kidneys, right?!)

    • Mom December 17, 2010 at 4:43 pm

      Yeah, but I love him SO much that I NEED him around for a REALLY long while. So, there won’t be an opportunity for him to donate both. Sorry.

    • Anna @ D16 December 17, 2010 at 4:58 pm

      Oh, OKAY. Maybe he can make me a coffee table out of kidney beans, then. That would be fine, too!

  • Reply Brismod December 17, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    What a formidable team you two would make! Very funny and such a nice post about friendship. x

  • Reply Anthony December 17, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Start your own podcast then pitch it to revision3 or maybe not to them but start your own podcast. Maybe I missed it but I don’t see any podcasts on interior design, art, DIY or travel.

    • Anna @ D16 December 17, 2010 at 4:15 pm

      Ugh, I’m already exhausted!

  • Reply Jeannette December 17, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    you two are adorable. maybe your show could be about snorgling the doggies.

  • Reply Jo in NZ December 17, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    When I was Dan’s age, I spent most every day drunk 😉
    So I’m super impressed by this amazing young talent over at MN.
    And the two of you together? Well, wow — you’re a formidable (and very telegenic) duo!

    (And I love that Mom and Mommy comment, too)

  • Reply Holyoke Home December 17, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Two of my very favorite blogs and bloggers. His new site design looks amazing.

    Happy holidays and New Year to you both!

  • Reply Lori E. December 17, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Love your running conversation back and forth. And I would SO watch your show!

  • Reply CoopersMama December 18, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Darnit… I want to be Dan’s friend too 🙂 I love Manhattan’s Nest, and totally love that when I sent him an email question, he took time to respond.

    And I think you TWO would do a killer, kick-ass show! Do it, do it 🙂

  • Reply Jo December 18, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Yes! I would totally buy a tv, if only I could watch the Anna and Dan show. I would hope that Dan’s mom makes many guest appearances. (And my other kidney is also reserved for my twin sister – it’s kind of a burden we twins have to carry that regular people don’t.)

  • Reply JennyO December 18, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Thanks for introducing us all to Dan – I love his blog and have been reading it for a while now! 🙂

  • Reply Josh December 18, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Seriously love you two. And the design you made for his blog.

    PS: Can I be a correspondent for the show?!

  • Reply nicolezh December 19, 2010 at 11:02 am

    ahhh, this would be a tv show I would love to see. usually quit the tv as there ist nothing that fancies me.

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