HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor, REVIEWS | January 10, 2008

A little bit of retro kitsch entertaining with Brini Maxwell show

Brini Maxwell press photo and vidcast

Stylish living and entertaining is fun but why not take some time to entertain ourselves at the style? I went on a hunt for a witty video cast.

I got my answer with Brini Maxwell downloadable video series featuring footage from the original New York cable access show. It is a comedy. Brini’s weekly New York-based television show broadcasts recipes, tips, and information. You can see the episodes revisited on the Web.

To give you an idea of the show, explore a little vintage through the reveal of Brini’s apartment renovation. It is a satire about the DIY home improvement shows. Watch first 03-17 The Big Finish – Part One to be transported in the 1940′s. 03-18 The Big Finish – Part Two is all about vintage furniture and accessories. Take a break and enjoy!

This excerpt from Wikipedia introduced the personage:

Sabrina “Brini” Maxwell is a fictional character played by American actor Ben Sander. Maxwell is a cross between Martha Stewart and Donna Reed who celebrates the fashion of the late 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s. Sander’s character became a cult television icon after five years on Manhattan’s local cable access channel.

Podcasts for NPR

Hints for Gracious Living is a series of audio recordings by Brini Maxwell. Available every Friday, these podcast may help you make your life more gracious with tips on entertaining, crafts, interior decorating and a host of other subjects.

Sourcing:
Watch: The Vidcast of Brini Maxwell
Listen: Podcasts of Brini Maxwell’s Hints for Gracious Living

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One Response to “A little bit of retro kitsch entertaining with Brini Maxwell show”

  1. Brini is a man in drag. That’s what makes it so funny. The show has been on local cable in New York for quite a few years before it was picked up by Style. I’d heard of it, but I’d never actually seen the show until it just recently.