I’m so excited for the long weekend! We’ll be going to the Bronx Zoo, visiting the lions and elephants. I hope theres a zebra or two! I haven’t been to the Bronx Zoo in years, I’m really excited for this fun, weekend adventure. But before I visit the animals I want to share one of the pieces I saw at ICFF on Sunday, and recap the week. I have seen so many gorgeous new things I’m dying to tell you about them. This dramatic Jimmie Martin floor lamp is a statement piece, and it stopped me in my tracks. What do you think of it?
I’ll have more ICFF coverage for you next week. Right now, here are a few links I loved this week:
Here are a few Life in Sketch highlights: Life in Sketch
While I pride myself on being familiar with NYC design stores, there are always a few I haven’t made it to yet. Lucky for me Traditional Home and Hunter Douglas partnered with Nina Freudenberger of Haus Interior to create a Nolita walking tour. (I recently featured one of Nina’s projects on Design Crush Mondays!) The tour was correctly labeled “A Morning Of Design Inspiration”. I walked away with my mind going in several directions! Here are a few of the stops we made on our walking tour last week.
Holland & Sherry Bespoke
I was thrilled when I heard Holland & Sherry was opening a retail store right in my backyard! This was a great opportunity to step inside and see their new digs. The shop and design studio is located behind the amazing Elizabeth Street Gallery, which continues into the outdoor space you see when walking past.
Holland & Sherry Bespoke is like a modern man cave heaven, with shaving brushes, large horses and much of their signature fabric. Designers are encouraged to come and hang out, sit at the back conference tables and invite clients over for meeting and bespoke cocktails. Now that I’ve gotten to know the comfortable space I’ll definitely be using this feature!
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Today I’ll be sorting through photographs from two weeks of design events but I had to stop in and share some fantastic news. I never really win anything, but then again who does?! Yesterday I found out that I’m the winner of Global Lighting’s #WantedLight instagram competition!
Friday I attended Wanted Design’s Blogger’s First Look. This year was Wanted’s third annual show which featured many fresh, new designs that I was thrilled to see. (More on that later!) As part of the Bloggers First Look we were encouraged to photograph and instagram four Global lights hanging throughout the space. Lucky for me the LZF Mini Mikado light is pretty easy to photograph! Because of the molded wood veneer strips the pendant throws dramatic light in different directions while creating an interesting silhouette. My handy iPhone captured some of that drama and I (luckily) won the light!
Stay tuned, I’m in the process of figuring out where to install this beauty. You’ll obviously be the first to know! Thanks so much Global Lighting and Wanted!
Ghislane Vinas is one of my favorite Manhattan interior designers. Her style is bold and fun, and she keeps you on your toes! You never know what to expect when walking into a Ghislane Vinas home but you know it will have a striking point of view. This week’s Design Crush won Interior Design Magazine’s 2010 Best of Year Award for Urban Residential Interiors. Congrats Ghislane!
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