Top Design – Late to the Launch!

Well, as fate would have it, I will be missing the premiere broadcast of Top Design, Episode 1. For months I’ve been working on a special event for the fabulous Downtown Women’s Club in Boston. I will be at the Boston Symphony Orchestra hosting a big cocktails and concert event for nearly 100 savvy local … Read more

Banning the Bulb?

Here is an article about new California legislation that is being introduced by California Assemblyman Lloyd Levine that would ban the use of incandescent light bulbs in the home by the year 2012. These are the most common light bulbs currently used in the home today. While they are cheap to purchase, they are expensive … Read more

Nollette Studio

Nollette Studio is a Brooklyn, NY based design practice founded by Maureen Nollette in 1998. She previously designed and manufactured a line of minimal, modern contemporary furniture that received quite a bit of acclaim in the industry. Maureen has now carried her minimal aesthetic to a line of limited edition fine art prints which have … Read more

Top Design: A new crush?

Up till now I’ve held off posting about Todd Oldham and the judges. Not sure why, just haven’t had anything to say, until now. BravoTV just posted an interview, in several segments, between Tim Gunn and Jonathan Adler. In segment #2, Jonathan (I am on a first name basis with my new crush) said something … Read more

Top Design – Pacific Design Center

I was watching the preview videos of Episode One: Mystery Judge and got to thinking about what The Pacific Design Center has to offer as opposed to my local design resource the Boston Design Center. It also led me to wondering how west coast clients differ from their east coast counterparts. The PDC has about … Read more

Top Design – The Clock is Ticking

Click here for video on episode 1, which I watched after I did my last post. I’m encouraged that there is a carpenter shown in the video! Hopefully this means that the producers didn’t make the contestants do all their own construction work. That said, I’m not sure what truly creative person has never actually … Read more

Top Design – Challenges Challenges

I’ve been giving thought to what the different challenges might be when Top Design airs starting on January 31st. It seems to me that most reality shows are their best in their first seasons and go downhill from there. Well, maybe it’s just the one’s I’ve watched. “Survivor” and “The Apprentice” come to mind. On … Read more

Get That Look! Sex & the City: Carrie at home

While it’s been off the air for a few years now, HBO’s Sex and the City continues to fascinate and inpire. The HBO website has a great section about the interior design of each of the girls apartments. While I won’t go into the thought process behind each space, you can read all that over … Read more

Top Design – Viewers Guide

BravoTV’s TOP DESIGN starts on January 31st. Lots of folks are going to be blogging away, including myself. I always find new seasons of reality shows difficult to follow – I don’t know the contendors, I get confused by who is who, who’s been knocked out, etc. I figure I’m not the only one, so … Read more

The Scene to See and be Seen

New England Home Magazine hosted its’ big annual soiree last night at The Residences at the new Intercontinental Hotel on Boston’s waterfront. The party was a veritable who’s who of the Boston interior design world. New England Home Magazine, published by Dan Kaplan, is relatively new to the shelter magazine bookshelf. And, it hit the … Read more