Friday, June 29, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The chance to visit the land of palm trees and endless ocean always enchants me. So luckily, Thermador asked me to come out to visit their headquarters in the OC, to learn about their latest design innovations, and try out the goods. Yesterday, things heated up in the kitchen, as I rolled up my sleeves, put on my bedazzled Thermador apron and got to work cooking a major spread of Julia Childs classic recipes in honor of her 100th birthday and long history with the brand. I will share more soon, I am heading off to the mecca of stainless steel, steam cooking, and low simmer star burners, Thermador's cooking center.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
With the 2012 America's Cup World Series races coming to Newport this weekend, the East Coast will be all aflutter with nautical fever. The legendary sailing race is in it's 34th year, and with that history comes tales of scandal, intrigue and fierce competitiveness. The sleek whisper-light crazy fast catamarans vie for "a perpetual challenge cup for friendly competition between nations,"and since 1851 the trophy has resided with The New York Yacht Club. Often referred to as the oldest trophy in sport, Narragansett Bay welcomes the Dark n' Stormy-swilling crew and their fans. All this talk of the ocean got me thinking about fun ways to bring nautical style home. Then I remembered a jaunty side table I saw from the new Dransfield and Ross collection for Tozai. With a rope base and working compass, it is the perfect accessory - meets - table. A twofer! And, you will always find your true north.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
John Robshaw introduced a bridge collection called JR by John Robshaw that is perfect for dorm rooms and the like. At a 200 thread count, it offers a lot of style for an approachable price point.
John Robshaw adds visual interest without overwhelming other prints in the room.
If you can't get enough of block printing, geometrics and fish, then Allem Studio is for you. A varied Sea Green feels right at home with the fish pattern. The bedding is made by Sewa, a women's collective in India.
As usual, Matouk's creative collaboration with Lulu DK yields phenomenal results. This spring saw the introduction of Lyford, a white solid fireworks-of-a-floral on perfectly hued Crocus (lavender), Ocean (a French blue) and Geranium (a coral) ground.