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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!!!"

Sotti Sitz Opens GARDE on Beverly Boulevard, LA!!!

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Retuning from NYC's fashion world to 
LA's design world....
Los Angeles native Scotti Sitz 
opened GARDE at 7418 Beverly Boulevard
last March!!!

Influenced by her time at 
Calvin Klein & Giorgio Armani
Sitz's aesthetic is "clean & modern"!!!

She infuses the store with a primarily neutral color palette,
from taupe & stone to grey & greige ..... 
plus a selection of dark indigo solids, 
stripes & patterns.
Buying only what she "loves" .......
this store raises the bar for 
"chic & contemporary style" in LA!!! 


A fabulous "accessorator" find in LA last month .....
& a real LA "must-shop"!!!!

Domus ....... Inside Is An "Accessorator's Fantasty"!!!!

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on West 44th St. in Hells Kitchen,
 is an "accessorator's" dream come true .....
from outside to in!!!

travel for one month every year, 
to countries that have included Afghanistan, 
Mexico, India, Vietnam, Peru, & Brazil,
filling their store with an international blend of
eclectic & inviting "goodies."

The collection includes an extraordinary assortment of 
textiles & tapestries, decorative pillows, ceramics, 
glassware, jewelry, soaps, toys,
and divine "potions, lotions, & oils," 
that soothe both body & soul!!!

The mix of products celebrate handcrafted items 
from artisan & artists worldwide, 
often focusing on
"equitable & sustainable environments."

is definitely a fantastic addition to 
the accessorator's "must-see" shopping guide!!!!

Final Exhibition @ Moss .... Before the Next Chapter!!!

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My "accessorator heart" is broken ....
my friends Murray Moss & Franklin Getchell 
are closing their
world renown design mecca,
Moss!!!!

But not before presenting this fabulous 
exhibition of stunning jewelry, 
by the divine Italian designer .......

Mixing silver with enamel, pearls, crystals,
& unusual stones  ........ 
these one-off necklaces, bracelets, earrings, & rings ....
are an "accessorator's dream"!!!

And ..... the installation is Murray at his best!!!
Upside down wine glasses, overflowing with beads ....
over-sized antique glass domes with chunky bracelets inside ...
plastic ring trays from the Container Store ....
all creating a 2012 "dressing table" ....
in "hi/low style"!!!!!!!

Murray is an "accessorator supreme"!!!!
Soho will miss his eponymous store, 
but, we'll still have the fabulous 

And, Murray will be off in the world ......
finding the latest international design talents,
consulting with the museums of the world,
educating young design students to "open their eyes,"
& teaching companies throughout the world ....
what good design is!!!!

Bravo Murray & Franklin ..
it was a great run ....
On to the next chapter!!!

And remember M&F ....
the Friday after Thanksgiving, 
we have a date .....
AND IT'S NOT TO GO SHOPPING!!!

Laura Bethan Wood .... An "Accessorator Supreme"!!!

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I adore the work of English designer
& have been a major "groupie" for several years.

Her recent nomination, in two categories, 
for Designer of the Year 
by London's Design Museum is well deserved!!!

Bethan is nominated in the furniture category for her 
laminated marquetry furniture collection 
"MOON ROCK, created exclusively for Milan's 
This series is inspired by "craters of the moon 
& the composition of the solar system." 

In addition, these spectacular patterns 
inspired the stunning textiles 
that made Bethan a beguiling, walking "lunar landscape" 
during the  Milan Furniture Fair!!!

Bethan's jewelry collection "PARTICLE" ...... 
which I was lucky enough to see at the "Composite" show 
during London Design Week ....... 
began as a way to salvage the "leftover bits"
from her "PARTICLE" furniture series. 
It has expanded to an extensive 
collection of stunning bracelets & necklaces!!! 

Bethan's work is included in the 
"Designers of the Year 2012" exhibition, opening 
tomorrow at London's Design Museum!!!!

This is a "must see" exhibition for all 
dedicated "accessorators"!!!