Join Me at Huff Post Home for Ambiente Show Recap: GIFTING Look Book

Gift Trends on www.CourtneyPrice.comYou have seen the Dining finds from the show…. if you missed it, here is the link.

Today I am over at Huffington Post Home sharing the GIFT finds. Come see the goods here.

Have a great weekend, and stay warm!

Dining Trends- Ambiente Look Book

Dining Trends, VilleroyUndBoch, on www.CourtneyPrice.comFrankfurt on the brain… and The Dish On Dining Trends

Today is one of those unusual days where Dallas is actually cold. Even icy… how bizarre to think that it was warmer in Frankfurt last week when I was there for the Ambiente Show. Southerners do NOT know how to drive in cold weather – where I grew up, flurries could shut the city down. Here, a little slush and ice equate to closed schools and businesses. Nothing like New England, but still to be taken seriously.

 So… I have been pouring over photographs from the show, enjoying my favorite finds all over again from the comfort of my office. My bucket list has been amended to now include dishes.  Let’s be frank: I need more storage and lots of it if I plan to have all of the dishes I would like to entertain with. I will warn you now that this post is photo heavy, so I plan to keep quiet while you peruse my favorite dining finds from Ambiente Show. You can thank me now for giving you a VISUAL tour; just walking the halls to find these items might log an easy 5-7 miles onto your jawbone or fitbit – I kid you not. The odds are good that your most comfortable business attire shoes are no match for this tradeshow track meet.  The show is enormous – so big that it even has a dedicated stop on the S-Bahn – 4,800 vendors – and over 140,000 attendees. Ambiente is the biggest kitchen, household and table trade show in the world (and the 3rd biggest trade show in the world in general). It occupies what I will call a campus of interconnected buildings with moving walkways to help get you to your next destination.  The U.S. was Ambiente’s partner country this year, so Ambiente wisely partnered with Veronika Miller of Modenus – which is how I got invited. Lucky me to be part of such a great group.

So… what did we see in Frankfurt? Frankly, a LOT. [Read more…]

Lucullus, Culinary Antiques in the French Quarter

Lucullus New Orleans, on www.CourtneyPrice.comToday I am going to take you inside of one of the greatest shops on earth, LUCULLUS, which specializes in culinary antiques.  Located in New Orleans’ French Quarter for almost thirty years, the shop offers antiques from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Every object depicts or complements the grand pursuits of gastronomy. This is the first store to specialize exclusively in “culinary antiques”, a phrase coined by LUCULLUS. [Read more…]

Art Deco – Influences and Furniture, and a Resource

The Art Deco Era on www.CourtneyPrice.com

Art Deco (c.1908 to 1935)


Art Deco began in Europe, particularly Paris, in the early years of the 20th century, but didn’t really take hold until after World War I.  As the world let its hair down after the hell of WW1, Deco truly reigned until the outbreak of World War II. This particular era of decorative arts seems more nostalgic than most. Perhaps because it yielded such creativity, or maybe because it is reflective of a time where so many things happened on the historical time line.  A sampling of this active time in history: the Empire State Building “scraped the sky”, assembly lines were created, Edison invented the first talking films, Lindbergh forever changed aviation with the first solo flight across the Atlantic, Penicillin was discovered, Pluto was discovered, Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered, the “unsinkable” Titanic fatefully set sail, jazz was born, the Charleston and the Tango were the rage, Cubism was the hip art style and Picasso was leading the way. It was the era of Prohibition, Fascism, Darwinism, Surrealism, the Great Depression and gangsters. Certainly not dull. How did all of this translate into the decorative arts of the time? 
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Haute Couture Ateliers – The Artisans of Fashion

Haute Couture Ateliers on www.CourtneyPrice.com

It is fascinating to study diverse creative industries –  creative minds fascinate me to no end, and there is a lot to be learned from those who set the standards in the worlds of interiors, fashion, advertising, technology. It all begins with somebody who can dream outside of the box, dream big enough, dream ahead.

Then there is that space between concept and completion, which involves [Read more…]