I’ve been tagged!

The fabulous Ms. Place has tagged me. Here is a little about me. Four jobs I have had or currently have in my life:1. cleaned houses during college2. business manager of opera company3. professional flute player4. interior decorator Four countries I have been to:1. France2. Italy3. Germany4. England Four places I’d rather be right now:1. … Read more

Designer of Note: Klaus Haapaniemi

Iittala, the Finnish home products company creates dinner ware and other home products that are sleek and sophisticated and meant to last a lifetime. They have partnered with illustrator Klaus Haapaniemi to produce the Taika Collection – an exuberant and whimsical collection of dinnerware. I love this pattern! (of, if I had room for all … Read more

Shapes that caught my eye

A couple of months ago, Liz Kinmark won the Design Within Reach Industrial design competition for her Egg Pants. Well, I was tickled with this cuter than cute design. I was happy to score a pair from her Etsy shop. Award winning Egg Pants from Liz Kinmark. Available for sale at her Etsy shop. Mine … Read more

Emu outdoor furniture

It was very hot here in Masschusetts today. I received a card in the mail from emu about their wicker collection featuring the image above. Sigh… doesn’t this look so cool and inviting? Here are a couple more comfy settings…For someone who burns, freckles and then peels, outdoor lounging with built in sun blockers is … Read more

Rimadesio Boston – sliding door systems

Last month I attended a Boston Society of Architects meeting at Arclinea Boston. They showroom was in the midst of an expansion for the new home of Rimadesio Boston. Founded in 1956 near Milan, Italy, Rimadesio produces systems for sub-dividing living environments and for the architectural definition of internal spaces. Rimadesio’s innovative design features include … Read more

Koko Company

I just came across this wonderful collection of pillows, bedding and floormats by Koko Company. The mix of colors and textures – including embroidery, applique and felts – is just wonderful. They will be showing at the NY Gift Fair on August 11-15th, Pier 94 #41015, but you can visit them online here. (as seen … Read more

Going to the Dogs

Last week, Katiedid had a fun post on Jeff Coons’ iconic ceramic puppy. She must have scoured the web and her resources to come up with so many puppy sitings. (and no, this isn’t me harping on overused trends – this is simply cute!). I was reminded of my own “pet” dog – who keeps … Read more


Antinuous Sculpture on Toscano Design Close on the heels of my recent post on the ubiquity of coral in design schemes, I am back taking a look at another recent well used (over used?) decorative accessory – the bust. Be it Grecian, Roman, African or Asian, the bust lends an immediate air of timelessness to … Read more