Meg Makes (January 2010)

Meg Makes (January 2010)

Ping Wu is out

Designer Ping Wu, who lived in Urbana and has been on the newest season of "Project Runway," was eliminated on last night's episode.

(See more about the show here.)

But even though she's no longer in the running on the show, she'll still be featured in Sunday's News-Gazette. Here's what she had to say earlier this week (before her elimination ran) about winning:

From ugly chair to trendy conversation piece

I spent about a week - and a little more than $20 - to turn a hand-me-down chair into a piece of furniture I love.

Andy Warfel on Pecha Kucha night

Pecha Kucha Night returns to C-U this weekend. Here's a local designer's take on the networking/creative event.

I wrote a story for today's e3 about Pecha Kucha Night, which is at the Canopy Club on Saturday night. It's the second one so far in Champaign-Urbana.

Story coming about Ping Wu from Project Runway

In Sunday's paper, we'll have a story about Ping Wu, a designer on Project Runway who worked and lived for four years in Champaign-Urbana.

I interviewed Ping today, and she was friendly, talkative and open. Here's what she had to say about her time spent living in Urbana and working at Carle Foundation Hospital:

Guilty food pleasure haiku contest

I'm judging a contest over at To enter, share a haiku about your favorite, secretly shameful food selection.

I'm honored that Lisa Morgan of asked me to be a judge for her most recent haiku contest.

(To see the rules and enter, click here.)

Seeking stories about love and apartment living

The News-Gazette wants to hear about yours.

For upcoming feature stories in The News-Gazette, we're seeking these submissions from readers (these briefs ran in the paper last weekend):

The News-Gazette wants to write about the 10 best apartments in the area, and we need your help.
Know of a funky apartment that begs to be on this list? Send us an e-mail and pictures, if possible. We’re looking for unique spaces that make apartment living look glamorous.
Send your nominations to features writer Meg Thilmony at