I love doing design surveillance of other industries to see what they're up to and what can be adapted and you know how I love the out-of-the-box thinking of today's young designers so when I saw Erik's Designhouss I was in! Erik Olovsson converted a motorhome into a mobile design studio and has been traveling […] Read More

For most designers, modern window coverings mean a solar shade, natural woven wood  or grommetted side panels. There is so much more to explore when it comes to this category. Someone on the cutting edge of modern is Erik Bruce.  Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Erik  a self described “ a modern curtaineer”. […] Read More

Genius: Issey Miyake

Miyake’s Fall Winter 12-13 Paris runway show  started out with a mise-en-scene of  assistants steaming fabric lengths hanging on racks. As the audience watched, the garments took shape - stretching and shrinking, creating pleats that were pulled inwards with steam; while unresponsive areas puffed out into sleeves and cowl necklines. The end result- Genius! Called […] Read More

Design Confidential just returned home from sunny and warm L.A  and the  Design Bloggers Conference and it was AWESOME! I have been to a lot of conferences and trade shows and I can honestly say it was the best one I have been to in 5 years. I credit the enthusiastic and open attendees, the […] Read More