Maison & Objet Trend Preview: Sharing Thumbnail

Each session of Maison and Objet trend table  identifies and analyzes trend with a focus on the future and is embodied in the design of three trend areas created by trends consultancy firms Croisements,Elizabeth Leriche and the NellyRodi agency. The September session will unveil: sharing. Our era is clicking on the « Share » icon. […] Read More

Genius: Window Coverings that Glow like the Northern Lights Thumbnail

While staying at the Fogo Island Inn artist residency program in Newfoundland, Dutch designer Chris Kabel came up with the idea of recreating the effect of the Aurora Borealis. His astonishing work is a perfect example of marriage between design and technology. Kabel’s creation, called Woven Night Skies, is a set of roman shades  that were […] Read More

Window Fashion Inspiration at Kips Bay Thumbnail

  I love showhouses.  As a participant they are a grind, but as a visitor I always walk away with some bit of inspiration or a new idea or way to do something. Isn’t that why we go?   My thing is window treatments, so I am the one peeking behind the panel to see how […] Read More

Crowdsourcing Fabric Sampling Thumbnail

My design friend Dick Gentry did this blog post recently about crowdsourcing fabric samples for the design industry and posing the question- What is the perfect way to sample fabrics?  After reading it; it reminded me of the design charette that we did 10 years ago on the same subject.   I remember designers vehemently telling […] Read More