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Color Is Always My Favorite @ the NY Gift Show!!!!

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Even children can be "accessorator's supreme"!!!
Isn't this kids furniture from 
Little Nest sublime???
Modern classics inspired by the 
chicest mid-century designers ......
How can you resist?????

 

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Cordula Kehrer's "Bow Bins" 
at Areaware are still one of the 
most interesting products at the fair!!!
Made by the Aeta people, of the Phillpines, from 
sustainably harvested rattan,
their sales "gives back" to the community ......
and they look sooo chic too!!!!

 

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Always a tabletop junkie .....
I found these fabulous cotton printed tablecloths 
& matching napkins at Funktion.
The cloths are available in two sizes,
60" x 60" & 72" x 90".
I often mix up my dish patterns & 
I think I might mix up the napkin patterns too!!!
Trés chic!!!!

 

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My friend Jackie Shapiro uses her spectacular eye 
 for pattern & color 
to add innovative products to her 
French Bull collection.
These new reusable coffee mugs 
elevate "take-out" coffee to a new level!!!

 

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Another old favorite of mine, 
these hand embroidered 'location pillows"
from Cat Studio looked very fresh again this week!!!!
Maybe they have crossed over into the new category .......
"accessorator classics"!!!!

 

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San Francisco based Lunares, owned by Nima Oberoi, 
is one of the most "color infused" 
home collections at the NY Gift Show!!!
I love these "ice cream pints" & ordered every color ...
one for each of my favorite ice cream flavors!!!
And how divine are the individual scoops
that are attached to each pint!!! 

 

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As usual candles were everywhere ....
but "la chiens" from Bougies la Française
were the sweetest puppies I met!!!
What a match ....
puppies + candles + great color = Spring 2012!!!!
So on trend!!!!

Barneys Preview ...... Gaga's First Snow Globe Is Mine!

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My fabulous fashion friends Whitney & Marc 
managed to snare me this divine birthday present!!!!!

The first Gaga snow globe sold at Barneys NYC 
& the first Gaga's Workshop Christmas shopping bag ...... 
allowed to leave the store!!!!

It's good to have friends in high places!!!!!

Tonight at 11:59 PM Barneys NYC is opening ......
and unveiling their Gaga Christmas windows!!!

The windows are going to over-the-top,
and the shop is going to be 'gaga-licious" .....
with divine & decadent Gaga goodies!!!

And remember ......
25% of all sales in the workshop are donated to Gaga's
dedicated to empowering youth & inspiring bravery.

I would suggest making an immediate beeline to Barney's ...
before everything is gone!!!!

I think it 2011 is definitely going to be a very Gaga Christmas!!!!

Yarn Wrapped Poles Celebrate JouJou's @ MXYPLYZYK!

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Every NYC design junkie knows "accessorator favorite"
Kevin Brynan & Bill Cleary's
a Greenwich Street design tradition!!!!

But, if you happen to walk past it by mistake,
these divine yarn wrapped construction poles scream ....
"look at me"!!!

The store windows and the poles celebrate
a unique collection of creatures called
"JouJou" dolls!!!

This bevy of colorful knit beauties
are handmade by a Haitian women's cooperative,
from recycled and donated yarns ....
it's a fabulous project!!!

And, in addition to paying the woman a fair wage,
one dollar from the sale of each doll 
goes back to the coop .....
helping to empower the women's self sufficiency!!!!

P.S. ACCESSORATOR"S NEWS FLASH .....
Congratulations to Kevin and Bill 
who opened a second 
last week, in Jersey City!!!!

Poodles "Accessorate" Good Shepherd Spring Féte!!!

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ISAAC MIZRAHI & RICHARD DESROCHE 
CO-CHAIRS

 

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Raising over $700,000.00 for NYC's at-risk youth 
at Good Shepherd Services benefit,
planned by the supreme "accessorator" Isaac Mizrahi!!!!!

 

Sitting on pink ballroom chairs, at tables dressed in pink cloths, "accessorated" with Preston Bailey's divinely decadent floral poodles, dinning on a  delicious dinner orchestrated by super-chef Mario Batali & dancing to great music under the glow of pink lights  ........ Board Member, Isaac Mizrahi "designed" the perfect 1st Annual Spring Party for Good Shepherd Services!!!!! 

Good Shepherd Services is a "social service and youth development agency serving at-risk New York City children and their families through a network of supports that promote a safe passage to self- sufficiency." Director Sister Paulette Lo Monaco and her staff do amazing work, achieving incredible results ....... as Isaac said, "supporting our young people is all of our responsibility!!!!"

Three Centuries of Red & White Quilts @ The Armory!!!

Vortex Quilt
Artist unidentified, USA 1890 -1910
Pieced & appliquéd cotton, 80 x 82 inches

 

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Sunburst Quilt
Artist unidentified, USA 1875 0 1895
Pieced cotton, 88 x 73 inches

 

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Carpenter's Square Quilt
Artist unidentified, USA 1880 - 1900
Pieced cotton, 84 x 87 inches

 

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St. Valentine's Patch Quilt
Artist unidentified, USA 1860 - 1880
Pieced & appliquéd cotton, 74 x 74 inches

 

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Feather Touching Stars Quilt
Artist unidentified, USA 1850 - 1880
Pieced cotton, 73 x 84 inches

 

AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM PRESENTS .....
INFINITE VARIETY:
THREE CENTURIES OF
RED & WHITE
QUILTS

Friday March 25 - Wednesday March 30, 2011
Admission Free

"More than 650 red and white American textiles, 
the largest quilt exhibition ever presented in NYC, 
are on loan from Joanna Rose, a private New York Collector."

I can't wait to see this spectacular exhibition ...... 
and am so delighted to learn that fifty works from this stunning
American textile collection are being donated to the 
Folk Art Museum by Joanna Rose!!!!

A wonderful gift to the City of New York ....... 
BRAVO!!!!

 

American Folk Art Museum website                    
Quilt photographs by Gavin Ashworth