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Armchair Traveler to France

I buy design and lifestyle books for any number of reasons – for reference, for inspiration and certainly for enjoyment. But sometimes it is also so I can be an armchair traveler and take a trip anywhere I desire from the comfort of my home.…
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Ronald McDonald House Long Island Project Design 2013

Last week Newel Gallery hosted a pre-construction celebration of The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island Project Design 2013. In partnership with Kravet and New York Cottages & Gardens, this is a very special sort of showhouse – one that is permanent and directly affects the lives of the many families who make extended stays at the facility while their seriously ill children are receiving medical treatment at area hospitals.  …
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Fun Design Finds for the Younger Set

Due to some technical difficulties, my post planned for today didn’t come together, so instead I thought I would share a few fun finds I’ve had in my files from when I visited ICFF last May. Today, focussing on designs for children, are three exhibitors I thought had offerings worth noting.…
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2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse Nursery

Tamara Kaye-Honey has a distinctive point of view and her creative nursery at the Hampton Designer Showhouse is a perfect vehicle for her “New Vintage” style. The unexpected use of bold colors and dark paint gives the room an urbane edge.…
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2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse First Look

Saturday evening, Traditional Home magazine hosted several bloggers to get a sneak peek at their Hampton Designer Showhouse. What a treat! This marked the twelfth year of this wonderful event benefitting the local Southampton Hospital and we were graced with a gorgeous evening to stroll through the house, meet the designers and celebrate at the festive preview party.…
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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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Getting Your Game On

Well Irene has turned out to be one of the nastiest visitors I’ve had in quite a while. Not only did she flood our town and rip down our trees but she’s left us powerless and in our case without water as well!!…
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Year of the Rabbit

As everyone now knows, this is the year of the rabbit, the 4th animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac. Past years have included 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and famous personalities born in these years include Albert Einstein, Leon Trotsky, Frank Sinatra, Brad and Angelina, Johnny Depp and Tiger Woods. …
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Lego Love

My daughter is lego obsessed. And I couldn’t be happier. What a wonderful creative outlet for kids. With all her Christmas checks, she ordered the Harry Potter Diagon Alley set. She anxiously awaited the package, tracking it online every day and has been working on it diligently since the minute it was delivered.…
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At the Movies

The title alone is cause to pick this movie for our Thanksgiving weekend selection. This 1942 romance, with Ronald Coleman and Greer Garson is a timeless classic. In fact, Greer Garson always claimed that of all the wonderful movies she made, this was her favorite.…
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