I forgot to tell you that I’m on vacation. In fact, I was on vacation all last week. Well, I was actually working on a HUGE project for most of last week and couldn’t even think at the end of the day – except about a glass of wine. Then, I went on vacation to our beach house (shown above).
Do you remember those paint-by-numbers we painted at camp or on rainy summer days? I remember the choices were pretty much limited to autumn scenes and wolves. Snore. But don’t fret. Paintapic has transformed the paint-by-number world just in time for summer. Keith Gould, a technical director for a design industry web site created this easy to use personalized process. Read More…
Okay! So, one might think that everything in the Contemporary Halls would be (a) contemporary and (b) well designed and (c) useful in some sort of way. You would be wrong. Here, I offer proof that, just because a company can afford the price of space at the Salone (super-duper furniture and design show held once a year in Milan), your offerings are just as super-duper. Read on…
I just picked up Choosing Colors by color genius, Kevin McCloud ($16,47 at Amazon). He’s so inspirational and really knows his stuff. His book explains color theory in an understandable way and suggests all kinds of ways to mix them up.
I sort of think so. Maybe it’s because you feel enclosed in all the fabric that might hang around it. It becomes a private hideaway, enabling you to let go and get your groove on. A 12-foot ceiling, French windows, Paris, and some chilled champagne wouldn’t hurt either. And, since we’re having fun, I’ll throw in Guy Pierce.
This is my idea of the perfect Mother’s Day gift. If your children are small, why not give Mom a beautiful, one of a kind gift she’ll keep forever? After all, this is supposed to be a day when children (not husbands!!!) celebrate their mom.
The Salone del Mobile celebrated its 50th birthday this year. Furniture companies, and the designers who work for them, stepped up to the plate with terrific new designs that pay full attention to the economy and current lifestyle changes. This was by far the best show I’ve seen in the years I’ve attended. Let’s take peek at what’s coming your way.
Today is Earth Day. I’m beginning my Salone report today because eco-friendly designs were one of the major trends at this year’s show in Milan. Here are a few of my Earth Day favorites.