Author Archives: Stacey Bewkes

Pink Glove Dance

Even though this wonderful video has had almost 12 million viewers and has been featured in newspapers and on the news around the country, I had never seen it until today (on Women’s Voices for Change). The Pink Glove Dance was made in Portland, Oregon by Emily Somers and the workers at Providence St.…
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Shoe Shine

Photo by Napoleon Habeica The other day, my sister was waiting for the elevator and happened to admire the shoes the woman next to her was wearing. It turns out the woman, Andrea Vargas Deippa, just happened to be the designer of the shoes and is half of her eponymous company, Dieppa Restrepo.…
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Dazzled at Dior

While researching my pink post yesterday, I wandered over to Dior to see what they had to offer. I was so amazed with everything, that I had to post about it. Much of the Dior jewelry is unrestrainedly fantastical. It is the stunning work of creative director Victoire de Castellane, with whom you may already be familiar for her devil may care attitude on the Parisian social scene.…
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Posting Pink

I missed the big day for posting pink last Friday in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But, inspired by Mrs. Blandings, who initiated the annual campaign, and all the other bloggers who participated, I believe late is definitely better than never.…
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What Type Are You?

Pentagram is one of the most prestigious and creative design firms in the world (you might say the quintessence of design firms). They create everything from books to architecture to packaging – really everything. And it’s all incredible. If you check out their site you will be amazed at the breadth and quality of their work.…
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Moving Madness Sale

For those of you who still mourn the loss of Takashimaya, I have a bit of good news. Imperio jp, the lifestyle company which was Takashimaya’s best seller in the bag department, is having an enormous moving sale. They are relocating to a new space, which will be a retail store/gallery, open to the public year round.…
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Gil Schafer – In Vino Veritas

I don’t need any wine to speak the truth about this project. It’s simply spectacular. If you were to plan a wine cellar in your home, what would you imagine – perhaps a modest room in your basement, with, if you’re lucky, a small place to sit and sample your wares.…
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Gil Schafer – Part Deux

The featured project on Gil Schafer’s website currently is the William C. Gatewood House in Charleston, SC, which won an AIA award for historic preservation last year and was featured in Town & Country in May. Gil Schafer The story of the renovation is a fascinating one and there are two wonderful videos (both from the same occasion) included on the site if you are interested.…
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Gaga over Gil – Part 1

OK, I confess, I have a bit of an obsession (the oxymoron is actually understatement) with the work of architect Gil Schafer. Ever since I first saw images of his weekend house, Middlefield, in Elle Decor almost ten years ago, I have routinely stalked his site, waiting for new projects to be published.…
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Exciting Offer

David Easton’s studio is offering Quintessence readers bookplates, signed by David, to put in their copies of Timeless Elegance. E-mail your name and mailing address to [email protected] – don’t forget you must mention Quintessence! What a wonderful treat for yourself or for a lucky someone on your list!…
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