The Scene at Arclinea Boston

I went to a very fun event today that was hosted by contemporary kitchen design studio Arclinea. In conjunction with the Boston Society of Architects and with proceeds going to the Aids Action Committee, the event was called “Meet the Press”. We were treated to the inside scoop of getting into major local publications such … Read more

Travel Tuesday – Dallas

This Tuesday, we’re taking a trip to J.R. country – Dallas! I really like that these three hotels have such different design styles, yet all are fresh and fun in their own ways. Palomar Hotel Belmont Hotel Hotel ZaZa Anyone have any Dallas recommendations for us?

Antique French Textiles

I came across French-Treasures today, which deals in antique French textiles, and I must say it – ooh, la la! Here are a few of my favorites: – selected items from current inventory – archive photos, all the fabrics above are sold. If I could afford it, I’d fill my home with nothing … Read more

Mission Zero with Flor Carpet Tiles

I love Flor carpet tiles for their complete flexibility in design, use and re-use. But, did you know that they’re commercial side, InterfaceFlor, is working towards a zero environmental footprint by the year 2020? Click here for more information.Doing good and looking good! photos courtesy of InterfaceFlor.

Meeting Claire Cook – Life’s A Beach!

Over the past year or so, I’ve developed a little e-mail friendship with Claire Cook, author of “Must Love Dogs”, “Multiple Choice” and “Ready to Fall”. She lives only two towns over from me and began her writing career only seven or eight short years ago while sitting in her car at my town pool, … Read more

Travel Tuesday – Scottsdale

The Scottsdale Mondrian, designed by Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, bills itself as “an oasis of cool in the desert”. This all white lobby would be a cool respite from the heat of the Arizona summer, that’s for sure! Benjamin does interiors for private residences as well as commercial spaces. He also has an extensive line of furniture.

Branding the Famous: The Antiques Roadshow Collection

A few years ago, WGBH television, producers of the popular PBS series Antiques Roadshow entered into a licensing agreement with Pulaski Furniture to create a line of reproductions and pieces “inspired by” some of the gems found on the show. Disclosure time: I was working in the WGBH division that struck this deal at that … Read more

BravoTV – A Swirling Mass of Information?

BravoTV has announced several new initiatives to fully leverage (meaning exploit, exploit, exploit) the brands of their popular reality shows like Top Chef, Shear Genius, Project Runway and, yes, even Top Design, among others. Brace yourselves for “a swirling mass of information” for customers who “feel very comfortable living in a cyclone of a brand.” … Read more