Mophie Rescue

For those of you who have not attended South By Southwest Interactive (SXSW) in Austin, it is branding/marketing mecca. Major brands literally take over every inch of downtown Austin, disrobing commercial spaces of their current signage and furnishings to adorn them with their own creatively branded themes for the duration of the show, with no expense spared. Even parking lots are fair game for event site transformation; it is almost as if the Austin you know goes into the witness protection program as it morphs into a creative tech-wonderland for a week. Mashable is known for their highly anticipated Mashable House, Samsung creates a Samsung Studio, IBM has a Cognitive Studio, Google Fiber takes over a huge commercial space, and the list goes on, down to tents and vehicles that roam the streets hoping to catch your attention. Advertising takes on all forms.

The best of branding was an obvious standout.

The platinum award goes to Mophie.

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Travel Tech, and Where To Take It

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Travel Tech, and where to take it,

all in one delicious issue of Architectural Digest- the Travel Issue, due to hit the stands on April 12.

If you get easily distracted by shiny things, you are likely to want to order one of each of the top electronics for savvy travelers, including suitcases that can charge your phone on the go and binoculars with a streaming-video app (p. 76) I probably wouldn’t advise checking that suitcase unless you want to test the tracking feature. For those of you who love hotel design as much as I do, [Read more…]

STYLING NATURE: A Masterful Approach to Floral Arrangements

Styling Nature, by Lewis Miller and Don Freeman, review on www.CourtneyPrice.com

Feel free to judge this book by its cover.

You may have heard of Lewis Miller, the New York based floral designer. The one with a client list that includes Givenchy, Chanel, Bergdorf Goodman, Bulgari, and the Whitney Museum. He is famous for his lush, naturalistic take on flower arrangements. Miller’s work evokes an old-world, still life painterly charm that unexpectedly carries a modern twist. He pairs the unexpected, bucks the trends of floral design, and has a restlessness about him that inspires him to continue pushing aesthetic boundaries in his creation of elegant masterpieces. Link him with photographer Don Freeman, who collaborated with Miller for ten years,  using only natural light, and the results are bewitching. Let’s take a look:

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Spa Food At Home- with The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook and Crisp Cooking Tools

Ranch-at-Live-Oak-Cookbook reviewed on CourtneyPrice.com Spa Food

If your schedule does not allow for you to pack up and go to the spa, then bring the spa goodness to you. Pick up a copy of the Ranch At Live Oak Cookbook and let it transport you into healthier living. The authors and photographer know exactly how to entice us- [Read more…]

First Retrospective of Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, Paris 1755–1842 Paris) Self-portrait 1790 Oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm. Galleria degli Uffizi, Corridoio Vasariano, Florence (1905) www.CourtneyPrice.com http://wp.me/p2e5e8-4WI

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun,Self-portrait, 1790
Oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm.
Galleria degli Uffizi, Corridoio Vasariano, Florence (1905)

First Retrospective of Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, France’s Last Great Royal Portraitist, Opens on February 15

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842) is one of the finest 18th-century French painters and among the most important of all women artists. An autodidact with exceptional skills as a portraitist, she achieved success in France and abroad during one of the most eventful, turbulent periods in European history. Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France is the first retrospective and only the second exhibition devoted to this artist in modern times. The 80 works on view at the Metropolitan Museum will be paintings and a few pastels from European and American public and private collections. [Read more…]