Stay Calm and Color

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Coloring isn’t just for children anymore. Today’ adults are feeling increasingly stressed and overworked, and as a result are looking for a creative relief to ease the pressure of their everyday lives. That relief is coming in the form of adult coloring books. Four of the top 15 bestselling books on Amazon .com this week […] Read More

The Backstory on Toile Thumbnail

  Toiles are defined as fine-lined designs in monochromatic pattern repeats depicting a fairly complex scenes that are printed on off-white fabric. The pattern portion usually consists of a single color, most often black, dark red, or blue that were originally transferred to wood blocks or copper plates and based on renderings by well-known artists […] Read More

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If you know me, you know I am a huge Francophile; so it’s no surprise that I am a little obsessed with toiles- those classic illustrative patterns that record events, offer cultural imagery or tell stories of idyllic times; reminding us of past extraordinary industrial, human and artistic adventures. For me, that’s the draw- I […] Read More

Design Confidential Loves: Floating Flower Garden at M&O Thumbnail

One of my highlights at this edition of Maison and Objet was the Floating Flower Garden by teamlab. An exceptional sensory experience – it was like walking into a greenhouse filled with thousands of fragrant flowers. You know that smell- that smell brought back memories of important events in my life- choosing flowers for my […] Read More