You may recall my previous posts on The Dangers of Too Much Sitting, where we discussed the many health issues that arise from the amount of sitting and sedentary lifestyle so common with today’s technology, and how to reverse the domino effects of sitting… and If Sitting Is the New Smoking, where we explored some of the great minds throughout history who swore by the standing desks, and looked into a few resources for standing desks. I received numerous comments, messages and personal emails with questions and concerns. Many people, of all ages, were almost embarrassed to admit that even though they exercise, they were experiencing the symptoms of sedentary living- because they work long hours in front of a computer. Some wrote of aesthetic concerns, unwilling to trade a desk they were perfectly happy with for an expensive eyesore… which I could fully appreciate. Many people already have a desk, are heavily invested in a desk they love, only do traditional or french or antique desks, are working at their kitchen table, don’t have the budget for new furniture, etc. All valid points of view… [Read more...]
Francophiles: You need this book.
Design and architecture enthusiasts, francophiles, lovers of gorgeous books…. get ready for an incredible book that will publish tomorrow. Tell every French Culture Vulture you know. It is dreamy. I was already a Jean-Louis Deniot fan… but wow, his style has even more range than I realized. If I showed you everything I liked, Rizzoli would not be happy with me. Every page of JEAN-LOUIS DENIOT: Interiors is visually stunning, with 250 photographs by Xavier Bejot. Diane Dorrans Saeks will transport you into these wondrous rooms with her elegant prose. 288 pages of design heaven, it is the first ever book devoted to Deniot’s work. This is the kind of book that you want to make an entire day of. [Read more...]
For some of you. The Veuve truck is on the road right now, as I type… as you read. Guess where it is headed? [Read more...]
All I have to say is, Garden Glory should have been at New York Fashion Week. “For glamorous people with dirty nails” is how Garden Glory embraces its fashionista, garden savvy, outdoor life-stylish client base – offering couture hose and rack options to suit any color palette. After seeing these, one can’t help but wonder how aesthetic options didn’t happen ages ago. I discovered Garden Glory at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York (they were a favorite find of the show, mentioned in Huffington Post) – and have not stopped thinking about their products since. Every time I look at a “normal” hose (the only other kind available), I think of how brilliant the Garden Glory founder is to have thought of this idea. How overlooked this one item has been all these years… Outdoor design just got soooo much better. [Read more...]