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Paola Navone's "Secret Accessorations" @ Milan 2013!!!

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Sometimes Milan Design Week can feel like a secret society ....
especially for me!!!

But, standing in front of "design guru"  
new Tortona office/studio
I immediately sensed this wasn't a random
collection of oil drums!!!

I knew this was a very specific "Navone-blue" installation,
thought-out with great detail 
by the "accessorator supreme" herself!!!

WOW, I realized I had finally broken
the secret "design code" ....
& maybe I'm really part of this "design thing"!!!

Newest Accessorator Flip Book @ Housebeautiful.com!

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The accessorator's newest flip book .....
"10 American Designers That Will Inspire You"

Just hit the link,
take a look ...
& let me know what you think!!!

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"!!!!

Booths @ Miami Art Fairs Featured Great Design Too!!!

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The "marriage" of furniture & art at international art fairs 
always fascinates me ...
especially last month at Miami's zillion fairs!!!
 
Featured at  Berlin's Neugerriemschneider Gallery
were LA based sculptor Jorge Pardo's 
brightly colored plastic wrapped 
table & chairs chairs,
as well as his divine light fixtures!!!
 
Artist Julian Hoeber's Shaker inspired 
grey cotton web & wood pieces
were at NYC's Harris Lieberman Gallery.
The four seating pieces fit under the glass table, 
creating a sculptural square!!!
 
which usually has great furniture in their booth,
had a divine "photo print" table 
by collaborative artists
 
Vintage Brazilian 50's furniture included 
Zanini ameba-shaped wooden table that was
paired with vintage Eames chairs
at NYC's CRG Gallery,
& a divine sculptural large wooden octagon table 
& leather chairs 
at NYC's Sean Kelly Gallery!!!
 
I saw so much great design,
paired with
soooo much great art  .....
it was heard to know what to look at first!!!

Translating Good Commercial Design to My Home!!!!

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I always love great food ...
& when it comes with great design,
that's a plus!!!!

I had a delicious brunch in my 'hood yesterday at 
& I found this fabulous room divider .....
separating the front of house & the dinning room!!
It is stunning!!!

Soooo clever .....
a great graphic element 
& a perfect place to stack wood,
for the enormous wood burning oven, 
a focal point in the restaurant!!!

Great idea for the new "great room" at my house!!!