About last week’s High Point trends… There were five that caught my eye. [Read more…]
What do you do when an industry leader invites you for three days of high-end design, food and wine indulgence in San Francisco? You say heck yeah and go. Zephyr Ventilation knows a few things about the details of living well because that is the highly detailed world they inhabit. Their scheduled events were so up my alley and beyond what any of our expectations could’ve been- delivering a memorable dose of the San Francisco area. Zephyr treated our design-focused group like royalty with an agenda that was equal parts destination and journey.
Jeffrey Bilhuber American Master: Notes on Style and Substance
Jeffrey Bilhuber’s rooms are described as brilliant, modern, and livable. His projects cover a broad range of edifice from country to city, throughout the nation. The tableau changes monumentally from client to client, and originality is delivered to every project. Let’s talk about his high-profile client list, with names like Anna Wintour, Trey Lard, Hubert de Givenchy, Iman and David Bowie, Ela Peretti…
A Day at Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte
Vaux-le-Vicomte is the château that cautions us to beware of upstaging the boss. The unique elements of this spectacular 17th century castle, built by Louis XIV’s infamous finance minister Nicolas Fouquet, set a precedent that would inspire the design of Versailles and be emulated across much of Europe. It was designed and crafted by a dream-team of the finest artisans of the day including Louis le Vau, Charles le Brun and Andre le Notre. Lucky for us, the brothers who manage the estate today have assembled a stunning compilation of archival documents, photography, and history to guide us through a comprehensive tour of Vaux-le-Vicomte. [Read more…]
As I have mentioned in other articles, I am not typically a fan of monograms. Unless… there is something unusual and interesting about them. I want to introduce you to Cindy Nouri, whose product line repeatedly caught my eye on social media. She is a historian of typography and of monograms, with a fascinating background in porcelain and gold- would you believe- via DENTISTRY. She now applies her expertise in these elements to a bigger “canvas”, creating beautiful custom dinnerware for her company Sasha Nicholas, named for her two children. Cindy’s professional journey might inspire us all to take our dreams seriously and follow our passions. [Read more…]