The Beehive – Boston

I wanted to thank Jennifer Epstein, an owner of one of Bostons’ hottest eateries – The Beehive – for hosting my women’s business group The Downtown Women’s Club tonight. Over 35 savvy business woman were treated to amazing appetizers and a fabulous atmosphere. It may have been cold and rainy out, but it was cozy … Read more

Marie Antoinette at the Met

This month’s Architectural Digest has a fascinating piece about the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s newly renovated Wrightsman Galleries. The piece focuses on their recreation of an embroidered fabric – embroidery by Marie Antoinette herself – that once graced a suite of furniture by Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené for use by the Queen at the Chateau de Saint-Cloud, … Read more

Green Day: Hable Construction

photo by Rinne Allen Hable Construction has teamed up with Bella-Dura to create a line of vibrant, fashionable, and eco-savvy fabrics suitable for in-doors and out-. Bella-Dura is a by-product of post-industrial waste comprised of synthetic fibers with amazing performance qualities that require no additional chemical treatments. Starring qualities of the fabrics include anti-microbial properties, … Read more

Tiny Chairs – How cute are these!

Miniature Chairs Set Dimitra & Bill of Up To You in Toronto sent word of these cute – and tiny – reproductions that they are carrying. There ar four different designer sets (9 chairs in each set,). Designers represented include: Eames, Mackintosh, Mies van der Rohe, Prouve, etc. Each set of nine chairs is $95 … Read more

Top Design: Season 2 Coming Soon!

The folks at NBC Uni and Bravo have finally released a little more information on the upcoming season 2 of Top Design. In January, they announced that the show had new producers – Magical Elves – who produce Project Runway and Top Chef. That was a good sign. Season 1 had many, many problems. One … Read more

Kaaya – Natural and sustainable pillows and accessories

California based Kaaya is a home décor and textiles firm, created by Vinitha Watson, that specializes in high-quality hand crafted materials for the home using only natural fibers and sustainable methods of production. How pretty are these pillows. The embroidery and crewel work is such a classic touch! Almost all the items in the collection … Read more

Travel Tuesday: Schloss Velden, Austria

How pretty is the Schloss Velden Hotel in Austria! The architecture – a combination of ancient and modern – and those views! Spectacular! These photos are from the Architectural Digest story THE VENERABLE CASTLE ON LAKE WÖRTH UPENDS TRADITION WITH A MODERN ADDITION Architecture by Jabornegg & Pálffy/Interior Design by Peter Silling of Hotel Interior … Read more

Designer’s Dish – Kravet & Traditional Home

Are you a cooking designer? Or a designer who can cook? Kravet and Traditional Home Magazine have teamed up for this kind of kooky, yet fun, sounding event. They are seeking two designers to square off in a cook-off! Submit your favorite recipe to any Kravet Showroom or email to designersdish (at) meredith.com. Click on … Read more

Get That Look! Semi-Custom Headboard Detail

The May 2008 House Beautiful featured this lovely bedroom with a really striking tufted and be-ribboned headboard. Upholstered headboards are hot, hot, hot right now; we’re seeing them everywhere. Undoubtedly, the one featured in this photo is a custom piece. A custom built headboard with tufting and detailing such as this might range from $1,500 … Read more