BEST OF | Architectural Digest Design Show 2015

I spent Friday afternoon perusing the AD Design Show with my art/design bestie Raquel Cayre... We mostly focused on the "Made" section of the show, which features over 150 artists and designers, local and emerging artisans in art, fine furniture, sculpture, textiles and lighting. Almost everyone I spoke to was based out of Brooklyn and hand making some pretty gorgeous things. "Art Furniture". Basically, I was in indie furniture heaven, not least because.... CHAIRS! There were many many many lovely chairs for me to gape at. Some distinct trends emerged. Lighting is still heavily mid-century … [Read more...]

December 2015 | Current Mood.

Tis the season. The season for shamelessly staying inside for days on end with no regrets, that is. Like, getting home Friday afternoon and then not leaving till Monday morning. I had one of those weekends. I went out, but not during daylight hours;) Honestly, it's more relaxing than sitting on a beach, isn't it? Netflix and Seamless and a lot of blankets and the same sweatpants on repeat. YES. In that spirit, I bring you, December's Current Mood. Textures, muted colors, ivories, the perfect nude lipstick along with that fringed sweater. All day long. Mohair Blanket $350 Velvet Pillow … [Read more...]

CONSORT | Inside LA’s coolest Design Boutique.

Last week Consort Design - the up and coming coolest design firm in LA, opened their first brick and mortar on Melrose, which is quickly becoming a little design mecca in LA.  LA's vintage design game is way superior to NYC's. First of all, it skews younger, see below, second of all, WAY more affordable. Third of all, its in abundance. The LA design scene is awesome.  Consort was founded by my buddies interior designers Mat Sanders  and Brandon Quattrone who linked up with client Marie Goble to create this space. Mat is Creative Director at My Domaine, and we met at Legends of La Cienega, when … [Read more...]

Etsy Sources| Fine Moroccan Rugs

Ever since seeing Jewelry Designer Irene Neuwirth's California home I've been lusting after bright and funky vintage Moroccan rugs. We've seen the black and white Ben Ourians knocked off a lot, but these have not yet been replicated by the big box stores - at least the ones I've seen can't compare. Here are some shots from Irene's LA home. The textile game in this house is just THE SHIT. Not to mention the art. Wow. See also white floors. I've been looking at these Moroccan Rug on ETSY, like, everyday. How awesome are they? All so bright and unique. I really dig this source. The … [Read more...]

COOL OF THE DAY | Feltmark Sconce.

Lighting in Manhattan is always a little bit of a challenge. Ceilings are often made of concrete, so its hard to wire them for overhead lighting, especially in rentals. You know how many times I've seen those white wire casings running around walls and ceilings so that people can hang TV's, wire chandeliers and stuff in their apartments? A LOT. The plug-in sconce is a genius solution to all that. This Feltmark Lamp takes it even further. All you do is plug it in and it just stands there looking amazing without having to drill into any walls. They rotate so they can be vertical or horizontal, … [Read more...]