Mini Me – kids furniture

I’ve been into mini-things recently. I always loved my Dad’s mini rocking chair from his childhood, then passed along to me and my brothers. It always makes kids feel so special to have furniture sized just for them. Panton Junior Chair at Genius Jones

Room for Improvement – Pillows!

I’ve been working my way through the pillows for this project. I have two of these beautiful floral 15″x30″ oblong pillows finished. Here is a detail of the covered button closures on the reverse side of the pillows. Click here to view all Room for Improvement posts.

Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse

The 35th annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House begins this week. This is the big daddy of decorator showhouses, featuring some of the biggest names in the design industry. Benefiting the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Clubs, the designs will grace covers and insides of the top shelter magazines for months to come. Here are … Read more


The weather has finally turned warm this weekend. Here in New England, we know we can’t really plant until Memorial Day, however, since there’s still a chance of frost. Orangeries, aka conservatories are very big in Europe. Given our short growing season, I wonder why there aren’t more popular here? I think they epitomize elegance … Read more

Courtney Skott

I love when I stumble across an artist while researching products or trends. I just fell over Courtney Skott‘s website while doing research for a post on screens (to come). Based in San Francisco, Courtney trained at the California College of the Arts Wood And Furniture program. She says of her work “My work evinces … Read more

Green Day – Lifecycle Building Challenge

Lifecycle building is the design of building materials, components, information systems, and management practices to create buildings that facilitate and anticipate future changes to and eventual adaptation or dismantling for recovery of all systems, components, and materials. Registration deadline is April 30th. Click here for more information.