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Lately, it seems as though every other day there is a new snow storm on the east coast while I sit here with sunny skies and 60 degree weather getting ready to go for a run, while my fellow friends back home are shoveling driveways and making snowmen with their children. People assume that I moved to California for the weather, while it doesn’t hurt that we have the most amazing climate, that wasn’t the reason I made the move- my decision was more of a spiritual journey of sorts- I wanted CHANGE– a better lifestyle from the hustle and daily grind of NYC living. I dreamed of spending my Saturdays at the farmers market and exploring the culinary playground of the bay area, being close to nature on a daily basis and spending time in the mountains feeding my soul. My career was ready for a change and I knew San Francisco was a place where the entrepreneurial spirit shined bright and personal creativity was supported. There was always something so suffocating about the east coast, maybe its just my rebellious nature but I had to make the journey- 3,000 mile’s away.

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posted February 13, 2014

ROLLING BACK A CLASSIC


 

The Danish designer Hans Wegner produced several hundred chairs in his long life-time (he died in 2007 at age 92). “The good chair is a task one is never completely done with,” he said. No wonder that with such a vast trove to draw on, there has been a steady stream of reissues, most recently, the Swivel chair, revived by PP Mobler, a company in Denmark.

What makes Swivel special is that Wegner rarely worked in anything but wood. The chair, which dates to 1955, has a gracefully drawn polished-steel frame. Wegner shaped the solid-wood backrest, with attached arms, to enhance its back support. The seat, covered in leather, adjusts from 15.7 inches to 18 inches high. Available in oak, ash or cherry in a wide range of finishes, Swivel starts at $12,300 (yes, you read that correctly) from Wyeth Home. You can contact Wyeth here.

 

 

Story written by Arlene Hirst for The New York Times 1/09/14

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posted February 11, 2014

MOODY BLUES


Maybe it’s all the rain we’re finally having here in San Francisco but my mood is turning towards these moody rooms inspired by Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue paint featured in last month’s Elle Decor issue. I’ve been staring at this image above my desk for weeks now, as much as I lean toward modern, I love the drama this color evokes in the space. Now, I just have to figure out how I’m going to use this color on my next design project…

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posted February 7, 2014

BACK TO BLACK


“Have a touch of black in every room, and use at least one antique to give the room soul.”

                                                                                                                                               ~Michael Taylor

 

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posted December 28, 2013

CANOE. PORTLAND


 

I’m always looking for interesting stores to source from that offer timeless design, so along came Canoe to give me a little help when I was searching for the perfect items for my latest project.What I love about Canoe is their modern approach to their products yet everything is functional, simple and you can find something for everyone- a great thing when shopping for the discerning client.

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posted December 21, 2013

THE ELDER STATESMAN


 

Greg Chait started to develop a thing for blankets. Interest turned into an obsession,  just as his first blanket came as a present from a business contact when Chait was working at a management-and-production company in Hollywood. Chait launched The Elder Statesman in 2007 after an endless search for the perfect cashmere blanket. His blankets are knitted from hand-spun cashmere yarns, often using colorful dyes in variegated shades of purple, pink and teal.

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posted December 14, 2013

LEMLEM


 

With her Lemlem line of casual cotton clothing and beautiful scarves, supermodel and former World Health Organization’s Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Liya Kebede created a collection of boldly striped pillows and throws, ideal for any country cottage, picnic or day at the beach.

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posted December 5, 2013

JOHN ROBSHAW: Block Print Drawings


 

John Robshaw is one awesome dude. I’ve been following him from my days in New York and love what he’s been doing- he’s one of a rare breed that truly spends his time and energy working alongside the local artisans to cultivate and preserve their traditional techniques, all over Asia where he produces his fabrics.

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posted November 23, 2013