Passport To Design Bloggers Tour – Great resources on the No. Shore!

I attended a wonderful design bloggers day yesterday courtesy of Boston Magazine’s “Passport To Design” program and organized by fellow blogger Yvonne Blacker.  The Passport To Design event is a series of design seminars hosted by these five design industry stores and showrooms on the North Shore here in Massachusetts. The event has been going … Read more

The Elysée Collection: An Evening in Paris

The Elysée Collection sets the trend with a new collection of ultra feminine and teasingly romantic furniture…… “An Evening in Paris”. This new collection is created entirely by female designers who snuggled up to traditional French style and gave it delightful doses of colors, long and graceful legs, harmonious curves and charisma. The craftsmanship is … Read more

Maison et Objet 2008 – In the Pink

Since it’s Valentines Day, I thought I’d post the pink pics I took while at Maison et Objet. Here are some amazing displays by Designers Guild: Isn’t this flocked wallpaper just to die for? Little tip: click here for Designers Guild US sales! These lucite pieces were amazing. But I can’t say who the manufacturer … Read more

Maison et Objet 2008 – Getting to know Grange

One of my favorite French furnishing companies is Grange . Their furnishings and accessories cover a wide range of design styles from Directoire to Shaker. I neglected to take photos of their stand at Meubles Paris (running concurrently with Maison et Objet), so am attaching images below from their website. In France, Grange has retail … Read more

Maison et Objet 2008 – Chantal Thomass

One of the eye catching booths at Maison et Objet was AG*R Createur d’Univers new Chantal Thomass collection. Chantal Thomass is a well know French lingerie designer with a shop on tony Rue St. Honore and exports worldwide. As a brand – their image is impeccably designed – from the Chantal Thomass website to their … 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

Just Scandinavian

I just received a newsletter from The Color Association and they have a link to Ann Ljunberg’s website and store Just Scandinavian. Originally from Stockholm, Ann now runs her boutique on Hudson Street in New York City. She carries items from several well know Scandinavian designers such as Josef Frank and Birger Kaipiainen. There just … Read more

Bemz slipcovers

Bemz, the Swedish Company that sells the slipcovers for Ikea furniture is now selling online in the US. So, before you throwout that beat up looking sofa or chair, it may be worth picking up one of these cotton or cotton/linen slipcovers and bringing your furniture back to life. It may be good for your … Read more

Maison et Objet – three week countdown!

As I’ve written about before, I’ll be heading off to Paris this month to attend Maison et Objet! So, in preparing for my trip, I’ve been clicking around their site to see what companies will be there showing their latest wares. I started with the textiles group – which includes bedding, table top, window treatments, … Read more