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Must See ..... NYC'S First "Collective .1 Design Fair"!!!

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Kudo's to architect & interior designer
Steven Learner for creating
It is spectacular!!!
 
The twenty plus galleries at Collective .1 present a
"a cohesive, curated selection of 
contemporary design & historical pieces 
from around the world."
 
Located in Pier 57
on the West Side Highway at 15th Street ...
this is an "accessorator must-see!!!"

Dallas is Divine ..... The Accessorator's "Fantasyland"!

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I adored my visit to Dallas ....
I saw sooooo much fabulous art & incredible design ....
I went into a spin!!!
 
I flipped over everything in this house ...
it's owner is an over-the-moon 
"accessorator supreme"!!!
 
But, I can't get this sublime dinning room 
out of my mind!!! 
These fabulous vintage textiles 
pieced into these sublime "table-mats" 
are brilliant!!!
 
I imagined all the textiles in my closet .... 
incredible African cloth remnants, 
fantastic ikat fabrics,
& the vintage quilt pieces sitting 
on the top shelf!!!
WOW .... I'm off to the seamstress now!!!
 
And the chairs are spectacular too!!!!

 

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Always More @ 10 Corso Como .... The Roof Garden!!!

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I returned to Carla Sozzani's
10 Corso Como last week 
during Milan's design extravaganza ....
& was again awed by the extraordinary talent of 
artist/designer Chris Ruhs!!!

This time I climbed the circular staircase 
above the gallery .....
to find this brilliant roof garden!!!

There was so much to see.....
murals, planters, furniture, mosaics, all things "art" .....
plus the spectacular garden folly!!!

It is the "ultimate accessoration of accessorations"!!!! 

"Ultimate Accessorations" From A Zillion Years Ago!!!

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Doha's 
is stunning ......
& has a collection of ceramic masterpieces 
that makes my heart flutter!!!

I love "creme bowls" that have
fabulous patterns ....
& the patterns created by Islamic calligraphy
are "over-the-top" divine!!!

How 'bout a dinnerware collection 
inspired by these pieces,
that's really a 
"sublime accessoratoration"!!!

Brenda Antin's Treasure Trove of Fabulousity in LA!!!

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The very British Brenda Antin is the most divine, 
delightful,& delicious "shopkeeper" in LA
& her eponymous shop is fantastically fabulous, 
& a designer's "trade secret"!!!
 
The store is a unique blend of vintage & new ....
including a melange of French & English & Italian antique 
furniture, lamps, & accessories!!!
 
Plus Brenda's "own" stunning custom collection 
of linen (natural & over-dyed) upholstered furniture!!!
 
She has also created extraordinary wicker furniture 
that she manufactures in LA!!!
 
And there is also a stunning selection 
of bespoke pillows!!!
 
BUT, I am most in awe of her enormous collection 
of vintage textiles!!!
Traveling to France, England, & Italy, 
I'm sure Brenda & her husband Mike 
never met a piece of linen, toile, or ticking 
that they didn't ship back to LA!!!
 
In her upstairs loft, this "textile junkie" 
also has a secret trove of goodies
from around the world .....
including incredible indigos, India quilts, 
& Japanese silks!!!
 
Brenda is the ultimate "accessorator supreme" 
& a "must-meet" in LA!!!!
 
An old-fashioned kinda' girl,
Brenda has no website ...
but can be reached at