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Temptation from TENT London: Eclectic Excellence

As I look back through my photos from TENT London, I am amazed to see the incredible assortment of eclectic excellence. Some companies showed impressive uses of technological advancements. I loved Ditto, a revolutionary new 3D modular product from Danish company 3form.…
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Creative Collaboration: Samuel Heath & Victoria + Albert

Two of our BlogTour sponsors have already realized the advantages of creative collaboration. Samuel Heath and Victoria + Albert are both British brands based in the Midlands. They had attended many of the same trade shows but it was when they each settled into their beautiful showrooms at the fabulous Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, that they recognized their compatibility and now show each other’s wares in their respective spaces.…
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The Future of Art as Seen at the V&A

One of the most popular London Design Festival-sponsored installations at the Victoria and Albert is “Textile Field” by the French Bouroullec brothers, Ronan and Erwan. Created in collaboration with Kvadrat, the forward thinking Danish textile company, this seemingly simple concept is brilliant.…
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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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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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Wednesday Wine

Lucky Terry is reporting to us from Saratoga this week where she is checking out the racing scene as well as eating and drinking at some fabulous establishments. The famous horse family, The Whitneys, had a summer cottage called the Lodge on Nelson Avenue in Saratoga. …
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Wednesday Wine

How perfect that we are discussing the winery at Quintessa today. It represents owners Valeria and Augstin Huneeus’ dream of creating the quintessential wine estate – obviously a concept I can embrace. They are old friends of Terry, so I will let her tell you a bit more.…
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Behind the Q – Both Sides Now

As many of you now know, after BEHIND THE Q, I run an additional post from my side of our excursion. I could have made many selections right from Dominique’s lovely house, like this classic Alvar Aalto vase above, but I will of course stick to actual possibilities!…
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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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Migis Magic

Migis LodgeAs our world continues to function at an increasingly frenetic pace, I’ve noticed that many of us have been referencing earlier times, eras of gracious living, when life was not quite so hectic and harried. As I headed up to visit my younger daughter at her camp in Maine last weekend, looking forward to seeing her was only a part of my anticipation.…
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