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Celebrity Pets

Anyone who has a pet in their life knows all about the unconditional love they provide. Perhaps that’s why even the most curmudgeonly human can turn sentimental with regards to their beloved animal companion. We’ve shared before the compelling connection between designers and their dogs.…
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Gone Shooting

Due to yesterday’s myriad of technical challenges and a week of shooting exciting new video, including a long road trip today, I’ll be back tomorrow with a little news. Maybe some of you with busy summer schedules need an extra day to catch up too!…
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Winter in Connecticut

This year’s winter in Connecticut is how I remember the season growing up – when my mother would escort me to the neighbor’s house in fear that a drift would consume me. Or when older spending hours with our flexible flyers on the neighborhood hill, endlessly making the long trek to the top for the quick thrill of the ride to the bottom.…
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Next Stop Paris | Maison et Objet and Deco Off

I have been dying to tell you and am now delighted to share that I will be leaving on Tuesday to attend the Maison et Objet and Paris Deco Off shows. Maison et Objet For the last 18 years, Maison et Objet has attracted both major players and emerging talent in home design from around the world.  …
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Thank you Taigan and Fetch!

Any of you longtime readers will be familiar with the online shopping site Taigan. I have written before about their terrific curated collection of the very best specialty shops across the country for almost everything – fashion, home decor, art, antiques, jewelry, gourmet food and fine gifts.…
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2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse Bedroom

Katie Leede‘s rooms always have an alluring artsy edge with an interesting narrative. Her bedroom at the Hampton showhouse is again a masterfully layered space with a creative mix of textiles and furnishings. The serene palette of creams, blues, browns and greens is enlivened with glints of gold and silver to add some sparkle and drama.…
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In the Garden with Stacy Bass

If you are a reader of such local upscale Connecticut magazines as athome, Greenwich or Westport Magazines, or national publications such as Garden Design, Horticulture, Luxe,  House Beautiful, then you have undoubtedly seen the work of talented photographer Stacy Bass. Her award-winning photos of landscapes and interiors eloquently capture the essence of place with a sensuous light and luminosity that transport you directly into the lushness of the landscapes.…
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Seeing the Light at Illumé

Someone reminded me recently of the Charles Eames quote, “The details are not the details. They make the design.” It is so true and is one of the hallmark differences between good and great. As projects come to a close, sometimes final finishing touches can be lost, as interest wanes or budgets bulge.…
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Black & White Carpet: Stéphane Kossman

Between fashion week and the upcoming Oscars, the latest offering at the Samuel Owen Gallery is perfectly timed. Last week I attended the opening for Black & White Carpet, an exhibit featuring the candid red carpet photographs by Stéphane Kossman, below.…
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Dale May: Lego Star Wars at Samuel Owen

It’s no secret here that I love Legos. And clearly so does photographer Dale May. What a fun evening I had last week at the Samuel Owen Gallery for the opening of May’s Lego Star Wars exhibit. Known for his conceptual art and stylized celebrity portraits, May walks the line between commercial and fine art.…
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