I’ve been fascinated by the rollout of these Armstrong Laminate flooring ads in the national shelter magazines. Each month has featured a different 1950’s era icon (now deceased) with the tag line: “It only looks like the real thing. Armstrong laminate floors.” So, do Lucy, James, Dean and Marlon help sell Armstrong’s laminate flooring? Or … Read more
John Wayne Iconic American Brand to Expand to Home Furnishings CategoriesWayne Enterprises, the sole and exclusive keeper of the John Wayne brand, has signed RWG Licensing, a strategic marketing and licensing consulting company, to assist it in identifying and securing licensed product and endorsement partnerships in the home furnishings and accessories categories. Steve Regan, principal … Read more
photo by Robert Hanshiro for USA today Dr. Quinn herself has been in the home design field for several years. I’m thinking home design is much like children’s books – everyone thinks they can do it. A friend of mine, an award winning and best selling children’s author, who’s been writing and illustrating children’s books … Read more
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
Based on Walt Disney’s personal style – “casual elegance” – the Walt Disney Furniture Collection by Drexel Heritage is high end adult style. No Mickey Mouse ears hidden in the drawers! What do we think? I think it has a kind of mid-century Hollywood Glam to it.
“I wanted to focus on the romance of an empty room, I wanted to focus on details, a fountain, a staircase, a doorway. I wanted to highlight the genre’s disjointed symmetry, and informal abstract appeal. I wanted the drama of light to reveal secrets that lay hidden beyond the facades.” from Diane Keaton’s introduction to … Read more
Today is the 10th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana. I must admit – I watched the wedding, the funeral and remember where I was when I heard she had died. My parents were in London that week and they said that it was crazy with the mobs of people, the flowers and all … Read more