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Tradition Meets Technology

As we ease into a new year, it is about both looking back and moving forward. And these days, in our attempts to meld past and future, we often come to the intersection where tradition meets technology. In thinking of how this translates into design, I was reminded of a segment in a recent video that was not included in the final cut (the challenge of editing).…
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Websites that Inspire

During my online wanderings, I am often underwhelmed by the sameness of so many sites. With the ubiquitousness of certain formats and templates, sometimes there’s very little visually distinguishing different companies. That is why, when I come across websites that inspire with landing pages that are distinctive and inventive, I take a moment to explore.…
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Quintessential Cooking with Miele

Miele always has a large presence at the AD Design Show with inventive and oft stylish displays. You saw their chic green fridge interior a few posts back and I also loved their wine refrigerator with room to cool a decanting carafe and glasses, below.…
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Ushering the Postcard into a New Era

Remember the postcard, that charming missive that continually arrived in your mailbox all summer? It would inform you that one friend had made it to the top of the Eiffel Tower or that another was visiting the crown jewels with her family.…
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The Art of Remembering

A piece by Walter Kirn on the T Magazine blog yesterday echoed to a T (no pun intended) my ruminations regarding the art of remembering. I too, after a recommendation from my older son, recently watched “The Entire History of You.” A thought provoking, disturbing and yet eerily prophetic episode from the British TV series “Black Mirrors,” it addresses the possibility, in the not-to-distant future, of having total video recall of our experiences through a “grain” implant in one’s neck.…
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New Concepts in Crystal & Collaboration at Lalique

In addition to the spectacular new jewelry collection I shared yesterday, Lalique has been very busy relaunching their label with collections in several categories. The melding of old and new infuses every aspect of the distinguished brand. Venice inspired the new Lalique Venise crystal collectionThe latest crystal collection was inspired by René Lalique and his passion for travel, in this case, to Venice.…
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Learning From the The Financial Times Business of Luxury Summit

Taking a break from our “regularly scheduled programming,” yesterday I got hooked watching the live twitter stream of the London Financial Times’ Business of Luxury Summit, now in its eighth year, being held at the beautiful Four Seasons Resort in Marrakech.…
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Bringing it Home from Blogfest

What a wild style ride the last few weeks have been. While there is much to report, there are a few touch points to quickly share from the latest design event I attended, Blogfest. The most important concepts are usually the simplest but executing them well is what separates the good from the exceptional.…
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Kicking off Design Week at Wanted

Did you know it is Design Week in New York City? Well it may be a bit under the public radar, but this week surrounding the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), which opened last weekend, is turning out to be a blockbuster.…
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L.A. Style File – The Chamberlain Hotel

Chamberlain hotelAs most of you know, I was at the Design Blogger’s Conference last week in Los Angeles. I hadn’t been to the sunny state since I was nine years old when my mother, sister and I traveled cross country by train to visit my aunt.…
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