Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Go Gold Lux or Go Home!



What used to be so “unheard of” in both design and fashion was the mixing of metalseither you did silver or gold. Not both. These days-thankfully and finally- I am spying a turning of the tides and a generous dose of mixing metals. To me the mixing of unexpected pairings is what keeps things interesting and unique.

Speaking of interesting, how about a dose of gold sprinkled here and there in your next home project- I love, love, love adding in a gold element within my design projects. The metallic and luminescent qualities of gold adds an instant element of luxury and warmth.

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Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Spotlight on Dwell on Design 2014



Last week I attended the annual Dwell on Design event here in Los Angeles. The event covers many of the latest and innovative products in design, including everything from bath and kitchen design, to flooring and wall applications, to furniture and lighting, exterior and outdoor products, and even prefab houses and cool cars!

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Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Smooth Sailing + Striping!



Happy SUMMER!!! As of June 21st, the summer season is OFFICIALLY here!! After an extremely excruciating winter, we are all so looking forward to an amazing summer in Chi-town. One of the many things that I love about summer, besides the warm weather, sunshine, family holidays and eating outdoors- of course, is that it marks the “nautical” season. Living on the shores of Lake Michigan, we take our boating very seriously. We have to pack a lot of it into the few short months that we actually can. There are many nautical inspired pieces in my closet from anchor prints to my new fave navy Chanel espadrilles (nautical doesn’t always have to be so overt

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Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Trend Spotting and Color Designing!



When it comes to new product development, it’s often challenging to stay on top of all the trends and know what the cool new thing will be! More and more companies now often look to creativesí˘€Â”Interior Designers, Architects, Product Designers, Costume Designers and Artistsí˘€Â”to collaborate on product development.

í‚ Silestone, by Cosentino, leader in the kitchen and bath industry, continues its Trendspotting program for a third year, and also introduces a new component to their programSilestone Color Design. They have selected five í˘€Âśtrendspottersí˘€Âť from across the country to share their design expertise and regional market insight for the development of the next color series for the Silestone natural quartz line and I am SO, SO thrilled and honored to be selected again as part of the bunch!! Going to share just what Chi-town design is all about!

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Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Orange is the New Black!



Orange certainly IS the new black!í‚ I have always had a huge crush on orange. It just makes me happy.í‚  It instantly makes a space positive, energizing and warm.í‚ I love combining orange with grounding colors such as brown, navy and tan, or together with turquoise and purple, it forms my favorite mid-century color combination.

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Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Get on The Yellow Boat!



Summer is my favorite time of the year! Warm weather, tanned skin, drinks on the beach- who doesn’t absolutely love this season- What I love most about summer, however, is the vibrant colors that this season always brings with it (and my need to redecorate before those dreary winter months!). Thatí˘€Â™s why I wanted to showcase Yellow Boat Pillow Companyí‚ as a greatí‚ example of how to easily bring bright and fun colors into oneí˘€Â™s home! í‚ These pillows are an awesome alternative to having custom pillows made, and the price is right too!

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Monday 21 July, 2014

Video: Umbrellium At The Barbican



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Monday 21 July, 2014

Brasilia National Stadium / gmp architekten



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Monday 21 July, 2014

CJ5 House / Caramel Architekten



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Monday 21 July, 2014

Pedro House / VDV ARQ



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