13 April 2014

bold n brassy at 55 downing street


i've been a brass maniac for years, as evidenced by this picture of my living room, circa 2006-7 (?), when i called my home the "brass menagerie" (it was also my mission at teh time to personally bring back the brass animal statue. i succeeded, btw ;-). the trend sort of took a while to take off after us early adopters embraced it,  but that has all changed. my recent trip to #hpmkt cemented that bold n brassy is here to stay! virtually every showroom had shiny brass and gold pieces on view (two standouts were bernhardt and celerie kemble for henredon).

inspired my my #designonhpmkt trend spotting, my latest post at 55 downing street is all about brass, brass, and more brass. please go here to see my bold and brassy picks!

12 April 2014

maison21 in enlightenment magazine

i'm waiting for my martha stewart style backlash...
a sincere thank you to linda longo of enlightenment magazine for the coverage she gave the panel discussion on "social media and the design community: how to encourage influencers to grow your brand" that i participated in at las vegas market in january with gretchen aubouchon corey damen jenkins and michelle workman.  it was so nice to read the recap, because when you are up there in front of people, tryin' to be witty and clever it's sort of hard to remember what was said! you can read it here ( i also recommend subscribing as enlightenment magazine  as it is a great way to keep up with lighting industry trends!)



11 April 2014

zhoujie zhang at gallery all.




whoa.  just received an invite to the inaugural show at gallery all here in downtown LA, and my jaw hit the floor viewing these works by zhoujie zhang. this is some serious sh*t. i love art/furniture that looks like it's gonna eat you. ;-)

03 April 2014

214 modern vintage is OPEN FOR BUSINESS at #hpmkt!

and y'all better hurry, cuz the good stuff is going fast!




 open during market daily, from 9-6 (later if y'all are buyin'!)
 if you are heading to hamilton-wrenn, 214 is just 3 blocks north of IHFC, and hang a left on e. kivett (btwn hamilton & wrenn). can't miss it in the middle of the block!
 if you get lost, or see something you can't live without in these photos, just give a call- they are nice peeps: (336) 314-8082
 did i mention to make this your first stop?
 cuz when they sell out, there is no more!
someone should adopt this guy!
 and someone should buy me that fancy chandelier!
 from traditional to modern, something for everyone
 when you stop in, tell them you are my friend, cuz the 214 peeps are my friends too and then we can all be friends together. ;-)

02 April 2014

it's a high point market partay! cocktails and more at 220 elm. #hpmkt


it's a high point market partay! and you are all invited! and in case you haven't seen my selfie video, you know it's my favorite thing about market: cocktails with 75,000 of my closest friends!

this market, my buddy, heinz kattenfeld, the mastermind of 220 elm has pulled out all the stops to make 220 not only the destination for modern furniture with a european flair, but as a place to be wined, dined, entertained, and even educated with 220 elm's signature series of elevate seminars.
 here's the full list of 220 elm events to entertain as you browse their showrooms and products:

220 ELM MARKET EVENTS
APRIL 5 - 10, 2014
Open from 8 am to 7 pm.
Daily
LUNCH AT LINON, SHOWROOM 202
Join us for Greek and Italian cuisine. Market public welcome. Saturday – Wednesday.
Daily
LUNCH & COCKTAILS, DESIGN 9 & TEMAHOME, SHOWROOM 311
Join Design 9 & TemaHome for lunch, frozen Daiquiris, Cosmos and Margaritas. Saturday – Wednesday.

Saturday, April 5
3 - 5:30 p.m.
ELEVATE SEMINAR – EILERSEN, SHOWROOM 312.
Join Lisa Ferguson, Jennifer Brouwer and Lisa Kahn to learn how to increase and improve your customer base.
5 - 7 p.m.
YOUNGER FURNITURE’S 25 ANNIVERSARY PARTY – SHOWROOM 214.
Join us for food, libations and live country music to help us celebrate our silver anniversary.
5 - 7 p.m.
CONTEMPORARY COCKTAILS ON 3 AT 220 ELM.
220 Elm invites all Market attendees to enjoy live music, complimentary beverages and appetizers on our 3rd floor and to see the latest designs in our contemporary showrooms.
Sunday, April 6
11 a.m - 3 p.m.
MAT THE BASICS – SHOWROOM 304
Join us for authentic Indian cuisine and beverages. All Market attendees welcome.
3 – 5:30 p.m.
ELEVATE SEMINAR – DESIGN 9 AND TEMAHOME, SHOWROOM 311.
Join Lisa Ferguson and Kati Curtis to learn how to increase your bottom line.
5 - 7 p.m.
CONTEMPORARY COCKTAILS ON 3 AT 220 ELM.
220 Elm invites all Market attendees to enjoy live music, complimentary beverages and appetizers on our 3rd floor and to see the latest designs in our contemporary showrooms.

Monday, April 7
6 - 9 p.m.DANISH HOT DOGS – JESPER – SHOWROOM 326. 
Visit our new showroom at the top of the escalator on the 3rd floor, relax with a classic Danish hot dog and a beer.

also, please don't forget to attend the party for traci and tracy at cr laine on sunday from 3-5! my wallpaper co-conspirator, tracy hiner of black crow studios, will be debuting a series of amazing gemstone prints and traci zeller is gonna be showing her new pillows. i'll be there too, so let's meet up!

and for the complete and comprehensive list of ALL #hpmkt events not to be missed, the editor at large compiled THIS AWESOME RESOURCE for you to bookmark and refer back to again and again.

LAST- IF YOU HAVEN'T REGISTERED FOR MY SUITE SPOT TOUR, THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE! we are almost at capacity! RSVP HERE!