I had a great time at the West Elm, Etsy & Patch NYC event in the Brookline store last week. It was a great mix of talented artisans, fabulous West Elm staff, designers, bloggers, decor enthusiasts and curious shoppers. The DJ and booze only added to the night. The pop up shop was a great idea and was a great opportunity to shop and catch up with my talented friend all night long. Thanks West Elm.
Below is a letter I recently came across, thanks to the people at Arch Daily. Charles Holland, the director of UK firm, FAT Architecture wrote this interesting open letter. I found it to be quite amusing, and accurate, and it left me pondering; What an odd profession we’re in. Please stop entering design competitions. It’s sheer folly. Here’s why: 1. It’s massively wasteful of your time and resources. Can you think of another comparable industry, or, more pertinently, profession, that […]
This week marks the start of Canada’s largest design, construction & management expo and conference. Now, in its 26th year, IIDEX/NeoCon Canada begins on September 22 and runs until September 25.
Ladies and gentleman. Shopaholics and DIY-ers. Brace yourself, because this weekend Faneuil Hall is about to change. Crate & Barrel is closing down. Furnishing downtown Boston, for roughly 30 years with slipcovers, throw pillows and coffee tables. It’s understandable if the nostalgia is kicking in for some shoppers. After all, Faneuil Hall was the Chicago chain’s first East Coast store. This decorators haven, informed customers of the impending closure via email earlier this month. Since the announcement, the store has […]
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Just about every design professional has at least one horror story about clients from hell. As frustrating as these clients can be, hearing other peoples stories can be amusing, as well as consoling. For an abundance of comfort, check out these hilarious, anonymously contributed stories at Clients from Hell. “Well, I have worked with a lot of designers in my day and I am of the opinion that if you are confident in your abilities to meet my expectations then […]
Thanks to the internet it’s easy to learn about hotspots and cool stuff in various cities. But how do you know if internet guides really are any good? Yes, you search and read potentially unreliable reviews, but if you’d rather not waste hours check out Vidafine. Another fabulous find out of Toronto and courtesy of coolboom. Vidafine is a visually-driven store guide featuring only the coolest independent boutique stores in their respective category—apparel & accessories, cafe & eatery, home & […]
Jonathan Adler. Those two words are akin to happy chic, barbie and whimsy. All of which ooze from his newly opened retail store on Newbury St. The tiny store is filled with lots of luxurious throws & pillows, comfortable furniture, lamps gallore, shiny wall art, playful knick knacks and walls adorned with quirky quotes like “exude exuberance” and exquisite wallpaper. Adler, a graduate of Brown, also known for his pottery can be characterized by so many of his achievements. Notable […]