Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Just Great Design



I stumbled upon these ingenious glass markers from Vacu Vin at a store yesterday and just fell in love with these cute little creatures. They have names like, "Sneaky, Deep, Cuddly, Devilish", which makes them even better! Those little wine charms that clipped to the stem of the glass are so done, and this was a perfect hostess gift for a party that I am going to this weekend. Naturally these come from the Netherlands. Home of some really great design. Talking of the Netherlands, one of my favorite home stores in Boston is called Lekker (Lekker is Dutch for "alluring, enticing and tempting" ) and I have been a fan for years. Most of our china, glassware and silverware is from there and it's gorgeous everyday china etc., but really good design at the same time.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday Morning Quarterback



Who would have thought that the very pregnant designer would get her photo into the "Monday Morning Quarterback"?  

It was a great event where I got to see all of my "old commercial design" reps and friends and it's always fun to see new products, now that I don't get to the shows like I used to. I was a regular at Neocon and ICFF for years when I worked at a downtown Boston architectural and design firm, but going to these post parties, is just as good, except for missing out on the fabulous hotels, drinks, food, dancing etc. Ok, I do miss these shows just a little bit. Just not the aching feet after millions of miles that we had to walk over three days at NeoCon. Although I am doing more residential and less commercial design as of now, I do still like to keep up to date with what is going on and keeping in touch with the Boston A+D (Architectural and Design) community is just so important. Even if it is just for a little banter. 
Thanks to Ainslie Ritz for keeping me in the loop with this publication!