category archives: design

i have to admit to being the fortunate owner of a few (okay, pretty many) pairs of christian louboutin shoes.  my taste in shoes parallels my taste in furniture.  simple, classic, yet modern designs.  silhouette pieces. christian louboutin | simple pumps 70mm christian louboutin | ron ron zeppa 85mm photo credits christian louboutin ‘a shoe is […]

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almost a year ago, benjamin moore paints predicted that social media colors, like facebook blue and twitter green, would become some of the most directional colors for 2014. click here to read my february 2012 post. 1 2 now, color authority pantone, has named emerald green the color of the year for 2013.   pantone, a division […]

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‘after stainless, now what?’, an article by ellen byron in the 5 september 2012 wall street journal, suggests that stainless steel kitchen appliances are becoming passe. so, appliance manufacturers are introducing new finishes as an alternative to stainless steel.  could this be an attempt to increase sales, which have declined along with the housing market?  […]

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two influential fashion designers, marc jacobs and dolce & gabbana, filled the runways of their spring/summer 2013 fashion shows with stripes. stripes | marc jacobs | spring/summer 2013 fashion show | new york | 10 september 2012 photo credit scott schulman | the satorialist stripes | interior design by alessandra branca photo credit thibault jeanson | ELLE […]

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upcycle /ˈəpˌsīkəl/ (verb) to reuse discarded objects or materials to create a product of higher quality or value than the original oxford dictionaries have you ever updated your interior by reupholstering or refinishing your furniture? do you think that reusing antique or vintage furnishings is a component of green design? some of the most innovative contemporary […]

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