Monthly Archives: November 2014

Storage is a Key to Mental Health

American homes are often filled to capacity with STUFF. We fill our closets, cupboards, attics, basements and garages with stuff – and sometimes rent a storage room (or two) for the ‘extra stuff’ that won’t fit in those other places. … Continue reading

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DLS Day 3 – Brooklyn ‘Makers’ Tour

Feeling a bit like Marco Polo, I joined in the DLS’s full day tour of the studios of ‘Brooklyn Makers’ organized by Wanted Design founders Claire Pijoulat & Odile Hainaut. While I had to keep checking a map to see where exactly … Continue reading

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DLS Day 2 – Industry City, Brooklyn: Mike D, Victoria and many others

Recently a friend from California made the comment “Brooklyn is the hippest place on earth.” And I thought, I live in Brooklyn.  Well, actually Brooklyn Heights. But the truth is Brooklyn is enormous, and has countless distinct neighborhoods including a … Continue reading

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Design Leadership Summit 2014 – Fran, Jamie, Maya and many others…

The 2014 Design Leadership Summit started off with requisite cocktails and raconteur Fran Lebowitz in a conversation with Deborah Needleman – Editor-in-Chief of   ‘T’, the New York Times Style Magazine.  Lebowitz, as anticipated, was in full ‘Fran Lebowitz mode’ … Continue reading

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In the Face of Change, Industry Legend Gretchen Bellinger Maintains Commitment to Excellence

Textile presentations are often given by ‘outside sales reps’; they can be useful, informative and fun.  However when the person who designed and developed the textiles makes the presentation it is an entirely different experience. ENTER – Gretchen Bellinger!

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