Saturday, January 30, 2010

Spring 2010 continued...

here is the second image from our spring 2010 collection. this one has a strong suzani vibe that has been so hot for the past few seasons. i am loving the navy backgrounds on these is a color i have hardly ever used and to me it is so refreshingly bold.

Friday, January 29, 2010

NYIG Show!

we are off to the gift show to strut our stuff this weekend..and so i thought i would share what is in store for the buyers that visit us in booth 4201 at the javits center.
this pattern maidstone garden is my return to over the top florals. it felt right to pack a punch this season. i will continue to share our spring collection over the next few hold onto your hats.
oh..and if you get a chance stop by to see us in person.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


one of the greatest things about having a studio here in fort point channel is the fact that we have some great spots where we can go to get yummy treats..I mean what beats a latte and a croissant with homemade preserves from sportello? nothing.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

skating at the frog pond

yesterday we had the unique pleasure of skating on the Frog Pond on Boston Common found smack dab in the center of the city. Not only is it an incredible bargain, (free for kids and 5 dollars for adults), but they make it so easy with rentals right there at the rink and snacks available also at very reasonable prices. don't let a long line intimidate you as it moves along pretty quickly, and you can send the kids next door to the playground while you wait on line listening to the fun music from the 80's and 90's. what a great asset in the center of our city!

Friday, January 22, 2010

perch design

i discovered perch through domino magazine a fewyears ago when i saw their fantastic basket design. i made a rediscovery this week when i was nominated along with 50 or so of my fellow ceramicists for a Poppy award..check out some cool pottery through all of Poppytalk's great finds.


the mulleavy sisters are an interesting pair. they make objects of desire that have left the fashion world a bit discombobulated. anna wintour love love loves them..and that can't hurt. i can't tell whether i like the clothing to wear it or to hang it, but most certainly it is different than what has come before. i am particularly fond of the tribal style arm tatoos the girls have chosen to decorate their models with.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


i was so ridiculously excited to see MY show glee win a golden globe the other night..don't you just love it?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

holly golightly

i mean what can you say other than sheer perfection? right? i watched audrey the other night and it was a complete treat. i am seriously considering running out for some wayfarers and the blonde highlights on the dark hair..on her it was fabulous!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Caleb Seimon glass

also at the icff i discovered the wonderful work of caleb seimon the so-cal native who studied glass blowing in Murano with the masters. to see this man's work is to love it..his glass globes stopped me in my tracks.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Brilliant Rug Design

my kids discovered the spanish rug company Gan when we participated at the ICFF in new york last may. i have been drooling over them ever since. today i thought i would share them with you as a cozy winter treat. i am particularly loving the amazingly chic photos.

Tom Ford Movie Maker

i have always been a tom ford fan ever since he channelled the Halston look of studio 54 and changed Gucci forever, but my friend Jess told me that she went out and saw A Single Man over the weekend, and it reminded her of our new spring collection that is really coming along. The style of the film which is set in the 60's combines boho chic with preppy luxe,,love!

Monday, January 11, 2010

sledding season

the top of the slopes of Larz Anderson Park.
an LLBean toboggan..very classy!
the 3-man tube..shocka!
a new style foam board..not the most satisfying ride..quite uneven
the flying saucer..a clasic!

saturday afternoon i took my family sledding in winchester and it was a very successful fast day out there. i will admit after testing equiptment and the hill that Larz Anderson Park in Brookline far outclasses the park in Winchester..but the sleds we used this weekend totally rocked. in my humble opinion the best ride is on the 3 man tube..bouncy and slick..this baby moves and gets considerable air, but watch out.. the tube is very hard to control, and get too much air and you;'re on the cold hard turf! I also have to say the molded plastic toboggan is a great ride; quite fast and great for distance..but you must watch the bumps. the plastic is quite unforgiving and your spine will feel every ripple. Finally, for the classiest but slowest ride in town, check out LLBean's wooden toboggan...practically the whole family can fit comfortably on it's charming red cushion, and not a one will get stopped for a speeding fine! have fun out there!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

vampire weekend

this morning i was reading my beloved new yorker and i learned about this now i have a new crush..enjoy!

Friday, January 8, 2010

valentino crush

The other night i watched the movie VALENTIONO THE LAST EMPEROR BY Matt Tyrnauer and it was a total treat. I think I was first made aware of the designer's genius when Julia Roberts walked the red carpet in that unforgettable black dress with the iconic "Y" neckline. But it was not until I watched this wonderful film that i got the full sense of the scope of Valentino's career. the man is a total design icon, a brilliant couturier, and someone whose time sadly enough has passed. The movie is a fly on the wall look at the designer's last year designing couture for the company. As viewers, we get to see how the clothes are made truly by hand, each dress representing hundreds of hours of labor. It is a poignant, touching, and fascinating watching a master at the height of his craft simultaneously realizing that he has reached the end of the road.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

pillows to die

have you seen these adam and viktoria pillows? uccchhhh so gorge-y. i am totally dying over here!