December 2010


Karen and an assortment of products from Hammocks & High Tea

Earlier this year I attended a design industry talk and throughout the night I heard several people drop the name “Hammocks & High Tea” but I had no idea what they were talking about. I felt like the lone outsider left out of the loop so as soon as I got home I googled Hammocks and High Tea and discovered a beautiful range of eco-friendly home accessories with fun, vibrant colors and eye-catching prints that are influenced by Caribbean and South American style. Its founder was Karen …


Christmas is less than a week away so if you’re stumped on what to get that special someone, don’t panic! From the latest lust-worthy gadgets and fashion-forward accessories, to luxe items for the home and cool duds for your dude,  here are some seriously stylish suggestions to inspire your last minute shopping for everyone on your list!

1. Rodin Olio Lusso Lip Balm – $28, Barney’s New York

2. NARS Precious Mini Nail Polish Set – $30, Neiman Marcus

3. Tory Burch Sequin Scarf – $193, Tory Burch

4. Threaded Chain Bracelet –  $22, Madewell

5. Sleep Shirtdress – $49.50, …

I just came across this hilarious video that Macy’s released this Spring where Martha Stewart tackles the challenge of revamping a pretty messy frat house. My favorite scenes? I especially love when Martha gives the frat boys a fist pound, the discussion about the boys’ key ingredient in their brownie recipe and Martha in the closet. Sooo funny! Check it out!…

Trad Home

Have you heard the news about Trad Home? I’m pretty excited about it! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, last week WWD announced that Traditional Home and Lonny magazine founders Michelle Adams and Patrick Cline are partnering up to create this spin-off digital  shelter magazine aimed at a “younger generation of design lovers”. The partnership will marry Traditional Home’s established brand name and timeless aesthetic with Lonny’s expertise in appealing to a younger, hipper audience which I think will result in a beautifully produced publication. Trad Home will release two issues next year in May and September. What …