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NY Now Spring 2018

If you can’t get to John Derian‘s charming east village emporiums, seeing his booth at the NY Now Spring 2018 show was certainly the next best thing. John Derian NY Now Spring 2018 From his myriad of decoupage collections, to charming furniture, above, bedecked in Nathalie Farman-Farma’s beautiful Decors Barbares fabrics.…
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NY Now 2018

I hadn’t been to the gift show for a couple of years so I decided it was time for a revisit. If you have never been, it is difficult to explain the vast enormity of this venue. I didn’t really have much of an organized agenda, and I’m sure missed many booths I would have liked, but let me share some of my favorite finds from the NY Now 2018 Spring edition.…
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Holiday Shopping in New Preston

As seems to happens ever year, the Christmas weekend has arrived sooner than somehow anticipated. I did, however, manage to meet up recently with video partner Susanna Salk for a morning of shopping in New Preston, Connecticut, a favorite destination where Susanna is lucky enough to live.…
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The Authentics

In a world driven by speed, sameness and recycled imagery and content, where the word authentic is batted around as a generic adjective for the mundane and undeserving, it is a true pleasure to read photographer Melanie Acevedo‘s and Schumacher Creative Director Dara Caponigro’s new book, The Authentics.…
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The Spirit of Christmas at John Derian

Few places in New York City evoke the holiday spirit quite like Christmas at John Derian‘s enchanting east village shop. A veritable cabinet of curiosities, the store is even more magical at the holidays when John’s penchant for the past, the artisanal and the handmade transforms the space into a nostalgic and whimsical winter wonderland.…
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If It’s Tuesday…

This week felt a bit like the 60s comedy, If It’s Tuesday It Must be Belgium. With a plethora of events in both New York and Connecticut, it was impossible to catch them all, but I did attend several brimming with inspiration and holiday shopping opportunities.…
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Special Shopping for the Chic and Unique

Last week was an insanely busy week of design and although I was under the weather and missed many fun events, I managed to sneak in a couple special shopping opportunities! Highlights included friend Eric Goujou’s La Tuile a Loup NYC debut at KRB – two favorites together that I am thrilled was a smashing success.…
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Petal It Forward

Flowers really do make you happy. Not only do nature’s bountiful blooms enhance any setting but bring beauty and lift spirits on any occasion. In fact, many studies find that flowers have an immediate impact on happiness and a long-term positive effect on moods for both givers and recipients.…
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At Home with Dogs and Their Designers

When Susanna first suggested that I shoot the photos for her book At Home with Dogs and Their Designers, I dismissed her idea out of hand. While I have always had an interest (photography classes at RISD during college and a few since) and a long career as an art director, I am not a professional photographer.…
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Gucci Décor at Bergdorf’s

It was only a matter of time before the brilliant Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele applied his talents to the home. With the overwhelming popularity of his fashion collections and his overseeing the renaissance of Gucci-owned Richard Ginori, he has now debuted his exuberant super maximalist vision to Gucci Décor exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman.…
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