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Creative Collaboration: Legos in London

My love for legos is no secret. I have written about them before here and people who know me understand my mild obsession admiration for this incredibly clever and creative product. Did you know that since their introduction in 1949, legos have become the most popular toy in history?…
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Hanging out at Fashion Week – the Mercedes Benz Star Lounge

I’m always amazed by all the towering shoes I see at Fashion Week. Between waiting for shows and standing in line, there’s a fair amount of time on your feet. So it’s terrific to have a place to sit, relax, have a drink and regroup.…
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Brimfield Bounty

I had heard about the fabulous antiques venue at Brimfield for years and last week, for the first time, was able to experience it myself. Cynthia Bogart of The Daily Basics and Gretchen Aubuchon of Gretchen Aubuchon Design (below) organized, for the second time, a marvelous event for bloggers and designers at the fair.…
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Announcing Pandora de Balthazár

I’m thrilled to announce that the project I have been working on this summer is now live. It’s been my privilege to help bring the beautiful luxury products of Pandora de Balthazár to life online. The largest collector and purveyor of antique textiles in the country, with over 2 million pieces in stock, Pandora and her team search the world over for the best in quality and design.…
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BlogTour Collaborative Creativity: Wallunica & Spirit of Sports

One of the most wonderful aspects of the upcoming BlogTour event I will be attending in London is its collaborative nature. Between all the design events at the London Design Festival, the sponsors, the media partners and the group of attendees that Modenus has organized for BlogTour, there are many opportunities for symbiotic endeavors.…
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London Calling

I have been waiting to tell you a very exciting development and now that all seems to be in place, I am thrilled to announce that I will be participating in BlogTour 2011 in London next month. Modenus, the expansive online design resource and MMPI, the producers of the Architectural Digest Home Design Show and MyDeco.com have collaborated to create this incredible opportunity for a select group of US bloggers, who are being sponsored to attend the London Design Festival.…
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BEHIND THE Q

Welcome to the third BEHIND THE Q, a monthly feature showcasing behind-the-scenes visits with select stylemakers. In entertaining venues, we explore, through both video (below) and editorial content, their style quotients and gain insight into their creativity. I am especially thrilled to introduce this month’s subject.…
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Preparations Underway

Hello all!! A little change of plans here in the land of Q. Due to an unforeseen, uncooperative and rather frustrating back issue, I am a tad behind in my research, writing and editing. The good news is that I am working on several exciting projects –  a FABULOUS new BEHIND THE Q (in the hopper but not yet edited) with a very special someone, a new non-blog project debuting next month (for a product line you will all adore), and another new feature here that I will be starting work on this week.…
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Artelier

photo by Stephane Kossmann Last week I attended the opening of a wonderful new concept gallery/design space. Artelier is the result of a creative partnership between Claire Maestroni, owner of the chic upscale Greenwich retail establishment Mis en Scene and French-born sculptor and metalsmith Franck Areno.…
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Hen House Home

As many of us are considering summer entertaining, one of the easy ways to add flavor to an event is colorful linens. One of my recent discoveries is a wonderful source for cheerful, reasonable and casually stylish linens of all sorts.…
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