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The Ivy League – the Book

Although the Ivy League was originally formed as an athletic conference, the connotation associated with this group of eight prestigious schools casts a much wider net. Whether it’s education, influence, or even style, most people have formed some sort of mental association with the term.…
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Traveler’s Tips and Treats Redux

I didn’t get a chance to finish the post I had planned for today so I am reissuing some handy (updated) info from last year that I’m sure only a few have seen and/or remember. I’m sure many of you will be traveling during the holiday season – whether on vacation or to visit friends or family.…
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Creative Collaboration: The People’s Project – An Introduction

I recently had the privilege of previewing the spectacular renovation of the historic Connecticut Governor’s Residence in Hartford. What an incredibly generous outpouring of creative collaboration this project is!! As I toured the beautiful home with Connecticut Cottages and Gardens editorial director DJ Carey, I was truly overwhelmed with a sense of pride – not only for our now beautiful state residence but also for the amount of time and effort selflessly devoted to this endeavor.…
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Thank You Elle Decor

Photo: Courtesy of the MCNY Thank you Elle Decor for asking me to contribute to your Design Insiders’ Weekly Finds! I was thrilled to be included!…
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BlogTour: Old & New at the V&A: Murray Moss

What an incredible whirlwind of a trip BlogTour was. Design 24 hours a day with nonstop visual inspiration. Thanks to Heathrow and the good people at Virgin Atlantic, I have my laptop back and am ready to share some of this amazing experience.…
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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…
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Behind the Scenes at Kravet

I’ve always been fascinated by textile design. So you can imagine how thrilled I was to have the opportunity, with my colleagues at Blogfest, to be invited by Kravet to visit their offices. It would take all week to reprise the incredible wealth of information I garnered from my visit but I wanted to share at least a little of this amazingly inspiring day.…
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Blogfest Day 1

What a fabulous gathering this was today. Every touch point has been well organized and entertaining. From the moment we entered the incredible Hearst tower, it has been a day to connect with old friends and make new ones. Friends Lori Gilder of Diary of a Renovation, Leslie Carothers of The Kaleidoscope Partnership, Coryanne Ettiene of Housewife Bliss and Tamara Matthews Stephenson of Nest by Tamara.…
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Inside Set in Style

Courtesy of a California Collection As promised, a final look at the incredible Cooper Hewitt Set In Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels exhibit. I mentioned in the first posting how I fortuitously met Sarah Coffin, Curator and Head, Product Design and Decorative Arts Department, who curated the exhibit.…
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Couple

Photo: Lee Clower for The New York Times I had an entirely different post planned for today, but after reading this article in the New York Times yesterday, I knew I had to chime in. If  you didn’t see the piece, it is about artists Rachel Feinstein and John Currin, “the most potent marital pairing since Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner.”…
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