I was just invited to a launch party in New York City next month to meet Orla Kiely and to celebrate the launch of her new collection Orla Kiely Paper. When I read the invitation I nearly passed out because she’s not only a designer I love, but a paper collection? Hello! Excuse me, am I officially in heaven?
I already imagine the fun we’ll all have when that stuff rolls out. If I attend the event, I’ll let you know but regardless, images are being sent my way that I’ll share with you on decor8 later this week. They’re set to be sold at Anthropologie (select stores only), the De Young Museum, MoMA, Kisan (a new design store from Iceland opening up in New York in April with loads of things that I want!), and other retailers. Tres exciting!
(images from orla kiely)
Along the lines of meeting famous people, I can’t wait to pick up the April issue of Domino magazine with Drew Barrymore on the cover (my Domino favorite cover ever). She’s another lady I’d love to hang out with for an afternoon and not only did Domino have that opportunity, but another talented lady was involved that I’m a huge fan of. Ruthie Sommers.
She recently hired on the talented interior designer Ruthie Sommers to translate her stylish vision for an office that doesn’t feel stuffy or overly serious. Domino calls it the “un-office” defined as, “A chic working environment that reflects each partner’s personality”.
I admire Drew so much, she’s one of those child actors that is in her 30′s now and still working in Hollywood despite hundreds of others that never made it past childhood roles. And she’s stylish, down-to-earth, and so very pretty. I imagine that though her life looks simply lovely on the outside, she must sometimes wonder what it would be like to be ‘normal’ like the rest of us. All I can say is that normal has it’s perks, but to have thousands of dollars to spend on designing a home and to enlist Ruthie Sommers to do it for you? I’d trade my normal title (and income) for that any day.
(images from domino magazine and drew barrymore)
Who would you take out to lunch if you could hand select some of today’s living icons? I have this thing for Kate Spade, call it a girl crush, but I find her irresistible. She’s one lady I’d include at the table. Of course, with her signature china polished and beautifully presented. I really like the Gwinnett Lane Collection with its whimsical floral pattern mingled with refined white rimmed with gold. Stunning.
(images from kate spade for macys)
I gave my editor over at Real Simple some home design-related blogs to add to Simply Stated Home & Organizing under, “Blogs We Like”. She included a few that I read daily, so go check out who we’ve included. More will be added in the future, but it’s a start for now. I can already see a couple of the usual suspects (sorry!) missing so over the next few weeks more will be added.
If you are listed and would like to link to Simply Stated on your blogroll, please do. Here’s the link: http://simplystated.realsimple.com/home/.
If you’re not listed and you actively author a blog on a wide range of topics relating to home decorating and design that you’ve had for at least one year, please comment below so I can see about adding you in. It would be nice to include more great reads on the Simply Stated blogroll to point Real Simple readers to additional gems online. Thank you!