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Aaron Caramanis

Aaron Caramanis

Name: Aaron Michael Caramanis
Job Title: Set Decorator
Date started at company: September, 1998
First story you worked on: Pumpkin Snake at Turkey Hill for TV
Hometown: Hermosa Beach, CA
Education: F.I.T., Accessory Design
First Job: Digging up dandelions for my Pa-Pou, 5¢ ea.
Astrological sign: Sun-Gemini, Moon-Leo, Rising-Virgo
Personal crafting/artwork: I do flowers sometimes on the side, and I’ve been known to help out friends with weddings.
Things you collect: I’m done with vases, platters, and bowls. Now it’s anything odd I can fit into my suitcase when traveling. Mostly I buy small statues, paintings, puppets, and dolls of funny-looking men.

Color: Pantone 3145 C
Holiday: Halloween: it’s the one day of the year that I’m able to contextualize my cockamamie ideas of the other 364 days.
Pizza topping: Arugula
Kind of Fabric: Lately I’ve been drawn to plaid silk taffeta.
Dessert: Meyer lemon panna cotta
Martha Stewart Craft: Mustache on a Stick

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A good home for a bad craft.

Behind the Scenes : A good home for a bad craft.

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Now that Easter is behind us I thought I’d share with you a project that didn’t quite cut the mustard. I started out with good intentions of making a bunny from recycled materials and household items. The template I designed for the bunny’s skeletal structure came along smoothly. After I assembled the pieces together, I …

Philly in bloom

Around Town : Philly in bloom

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The other week I had the rare opportunity of getting out of the office to see the Philadelphia International Flower Show.  It was the perfect day trip from New York, just over an hour by train. The highly attended event dates way back to the 1820s. I briskly walked by most of the floral and …


Behind the Scenes : Hoarders

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I don’t know why they call it spring-cleaning. It seems like the best time to tackle those daunting organization projects is in the dead of winter. These past weekends after the New Year I’ve been slowly attempting to address my storage situation. Basically, my rent for a 5’ X 8’ cubby is equal to what …


Photo Galleries : Score

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I barely remember when we learned that “score” means 20 years in Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.  But 20 years has been coming up a lot in my life lately, as in remembering 20 years ago. In 1990 I was living near San Francisco, studying Fashion Design, and working in the mall part-time as a fragrance model. …

Backyard Christmas

Photo Galleries : Backyard Christmas

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Deck the halls with boughs of holly and whatever else you can get your hands on; it’s Christmas dagnabit! In all seriousness, it’s been kind of crazy here at TV with all the different kinds of greenery we’ve been using to decorate the set. The garlands in the prep kitchen windows are a mix of …

Inspiration Board : Public option

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We’re in our final stages of Halloween programming here at TV. Our big “Spook-tacular” is live this Friday. I just was asked yesterday to be in that show, so you’re getting a double dose of me this week (Wednesday’s show will air the octopus costume). The look of the set Friday will be very handmade …

Around Town : Burn baby burn

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For the past several years I’ve been lucky enough to attend the annual festival in Nevada known as Burning Man. The event’s origins began with a small group of friends in 1986 on the beach in San Francisco. Now it attracts close to 50,000 people of all ages, from all around the world, who all …

TV Crafts : Dead Ringer

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This summer I had the pleasure of revisiting Paris. I’ll be honest, I’ve had mixed feeling about past trips for whatever reasons, but this time around I was smitten. Maybe this was because of the perfect weather, or perhaps because I was with great friends. On one of these beautiful days my besty Charlie and …