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Tricia Guild

I’ve been a great fan of Tricia Guild, the force behind Designer’s Guild in London, for several years now, as I first learned about her in design school while taking a Color Theory class. If there’s anyone that isn’t afraid of using color, it’s Tricia Guild. Her innate ability to use color, woven together with her love of nature and travel create what is to me, a most amazingly brilliant color palette full of passion and enthusiasm for life. She has a new collection of prints, wallcoverings, and fabrics, Grand Paradiso, Essentials, Samarkand, and Cherry Orchard, that are positively lush. I can’t pass up this opportunity to share them with all of you with a short presentation located beneath the links to your right. ———————————>
I’ve selected about 15 photos to whet your appetite for adding bold rich home to your space this Spring.

If you do want to make a purchase, you can head over to the Martin Group showroom at the Boston Design Center. They’re lovely people and I’m sure they’d be happy to assist you. If you’re not in the Boston area, click here.

Enjoy the show!
Posted in uncategorized on February 17, 2006

coffee + cre8tive [feb 17 ’06]

Today, I’m inspired by this image designed by William Morrissey. The bold red + white floral pattern combined with the soft chiffon-like pink dancing across the image made me feel the strength of being a woman. Strong yet gentle. I love how bold and lovely it is.

This image inspires me to be more bold today, to just stand up and go for what I believe in, to go where no (wo)man has gone before, to strive to be totally, 100% FIERCE. But first, I’m heading to Starbucks and I need to go pick up some gallon water and buy some socks at Target.

See you guys soon! :)

Posted in uncategorized on February 17, 2006

Jack and Lulu

You are about to learn 3 alarmingly scary things about my childhood.

1) I absolutely loved the Karate Kid movies and thought I would someday marry Ralph Macchio. I had posters and scrapbooks upon scrapbooks filled with his photos that I collected from Teen Beat magazine. When he married that nurse in real life, I was so upset that I cried for days. Really.

2) My mother and I designed an entire barbie dream house, complete with duvets, pillows, rugs, and mini-towels with trim, all handmade. I designed little clothing templates and she’d stay up sewing until the wee hours. Once a design freak, always a design freak, I guess.

3) I collected scratch and sniff stickers, including those nasty pizza ones, in a series of I don’t know how many photo albums, along with various other stickers ranging from Hello Kitty to puffy stickers.

Anyone else care to share?

Next topic. Based on the above #3, how did I miss these Jack + Lulu scatch and sniff cards? Aren’t they the cutest? I just spotted them for the first time today, and they smell positively yummy.

Available at Vellum in Boston, or online at Fred Flare.

Peppermint shown above.


ice cream


(photos from Jack & Lulu.)

Posted in uncategorized on February 16, 2006

Jonathan Adler – Fun Read

If you were on Jonathan Adler’s earlier this morning checking out his groovy sale, did you happen to read his bio? I didn’t want you guys to miss it, it really made my day!

Posted in uncategorized on February 16, 2006


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