It's not an episode of Top Design until something horrific happens to Carisa's project. This week's installment: how we ruined that nice black floor of hers. As one of the worker bees pulls up some tape, a good chunk of the floor's black paint comes up with it. Carl decides that the band-aid approach is the best solution to the problem -- rip up the tape as fast as you can. On the downside, this doesn't appear to noticeably mitigate the damage; on the bright side, at least they get to see how awful the floors now look that much quicker. "How would Carisa feel about a brown floor?" Sarah asks, half-jokingly. I imagine she'd feel like screaming about it, if past behavior is any predictor of future results. Feel free to place your bets during the commercial break.
Speaking of which: you know, for as much grief as Jonathan Adler gets for assorted things -- the inconsistent judging, the banal catchphrase, the sockless wardrobe -- I think the thing that has annoyed me most of all is that look he gives during the weekly promo when Top Design reveals the winner among the suckers who text-messaged in during last week's show, when the announcer says that the winner gets a signed piece from the Jonathan Adler collection. "Are you sure you are worthy of one of my twee little vases?" the expression seems to say. On the bright side, Todd Oldham compensates by striking the "I'm a-gonna kick your ass" pose immediately after Adler's look of bemused disdain, so it's all good.