Last night, high design featured on The Simpsons. The episode, titled "The Day the Earth Stood Cool," found Homer and Marge meeting cool new neighbors , Terence and Emily. The couple, and their kids, are fresh from Portland and proud owners of a artisan doughnut business.

In Springfield, Terence and Emily find a ranch house designed by Richard Neutra and decide to renovate it. Dwell magazine makes an appearance. Springfield's international design cache builds.

[via Dwell]

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