July 2010

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Right Now In Design Part 2 – A Panel Discussion With Nate Berkus, Laura Kirar, Steven Gambrel and Jesse Carrier

At Wednesday’s Right Now In Design panel, the intriguing discussion revolved around three main topics: building a brand, the state of the industry and what’s new and next in design. Myself and Josh Greene moderated the talk and below is a detailed recap of the highlights.

On Building a Brand…

The first questions touched on whether or not having a specific and recognizable signature look is important to developing your brand and what the key is to creating a successful brand as a designer. Nate and Steven both felt that maintaining a consistent point of view in your work is …

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Right Now In Design Part 1 – A Recap of My Evening With Nate Berkus, Laura Kirar, Steven Gambrel and Jesse Carrier at Pierre Frey

L-R: Steven Gambrel, Laura Kirar, Nate Berkus and Jesse Carrier. Photo: Marion Curtis/Starpix

Last night myself along with Pierre Frey and Josh Greene hosted an event with an A-List roster of designers that included Nate Berkus, Laura Kirar, Steven Gambrel and Jesse Carrier. It was a fabulous evening that started off with a cocktail party followed by a panel discussion on design. Now before I get into the recap of the talk, I’ll give you some background on how the event came about and also fill you in on some of the insider info I uncovered about the designers during …

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Right Now In Design – With Nate Berkus, Laura Kirar, Steven Gambrel and Jesse Carrier

L-R: Nate Berkus, Laura Kirar, Nicole Gibbons (Moi!), Steven Gambrel and Jesse Carrier. Photo:  Marion Curtis

Tonight was a big night for So Haute! This evening myself, along with co-hosts Pierre Frey and Josh Greene hosted an exciting cocktail party and panel discussion with interior designers Nate Berkus, Steven Gambrel, Laura Kirar and Jesse Carrier of Carrier & Company! We were so thrilled and honored to have such an esteemed group of featured speakers! The designers spoke about building a brand, the state of the industry and what’s “right now in design.” It was a really amazing and …

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News Flash! Deborah Needleman Named New Editor-in-Chief at WSJ

Former Domino Editor-in-Chief has just landed a new gig! Beginning September 1, Needleman will hold post as Editor-in-Chief of WSJ, The Wall Street Journal’s glossy lifestyle magazine, and will also oversee  a new Saturday Lifestyle section that will debut this fall. She succeeds Tina Gaudoin who is moving back to London and will contribute to The Wall Street Journal Europe. For the last few months, Needleman has been consulting at WSJ, overseeing the redesign of the publication’s weekend pages. Now, with her permanent position, Needleman will really make her mark on the WSJ, enhancing its overall lifestyle travel and …


Style at Home: Taylor Tomasi-Hill

Marie Claire’s Style & Accessories Director Taylor Tomasi-Hill might arguably be the most photographed fashion editor in the industry. Known for her fiery red hair and penchant for combining feminine pieces with edgy, rocker-inspired accessories, Tomasi-Hill has created a style of her own that’s effortlessly chic and totally cool. Her look has incited style crushes all around the world and has made her a favorite subject of top street style photographers like The Sartorialist and Tommy Ton. She recently gave fashion site Refinery 29 a peek inside her her apartment in New York City’s West Village and it it’s …

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Haute Finds: Diane von Furstenberg Cashmere Blanket

If you love the stylish hotel suites recently designed by Diane von Furstenberg for London’s Claridge’s hotel, then you’ll love this fabulous cashmere blanket that is currently available at It features the same berry and chocolate ikat print used in her Claridge’s project and is also available in two other colorways. Luxury certainly doesn’t come cheap though as this 100% cashmere blanket is quite pricey at $750. Available here.