Tips of the Trade: Citrus

Urban Outfitters March 2012 Catalogue It’s a fact: I’m not a person who loves color. Posts such as Jarlath Mellett’s serene and monochrome design show where I stand on the color vs. neutral debate. But it just so happens that today, I have sudden whim for citron. This morning, I received Urban Outfitters’ March 2012 catalogue in … Continue reading

Tips of the Trade: Michael Kors on Wearable Fashion

Video from NET-A-PORTER We have seen countless creative and surrealist designs coming down the runway season after season. Alexander McQueen’s exhibit of his most original and masteful pieces drew millions to the Met. Lady Gaga and Daphne Guinness have adopted larger-than-life designs into their wardrobe as an expression of their creativity. However for the rest of us non-performers and … Continue reading

Tips of the Trade: Valentine’s Day Gifts for Women

1. Benbrooke Studded Leather Shoulder Bag by Michael Michael Kors: $250; NET-A-PORTER| 2. Shark Tooth Necklace: $37.13; Fashionologie| 3. Flight Stainless Steel Watch: $115; Fossil| 4. Vinum Extreme Pinot Noir Glasses by Riedel: $59.95 set of 2; Beverage Factory| 5. Stretch Silk Romper in Nude by La Fee Verte: $120; Nordstrom| 6. Slate Cheeseboard: $35; … Continue reading

Tips of the Trade: Modern Kitchen Essentials

1. Linen Apron by Fog Linen: $65; ABC Home| 2. Glass Creamer: $12.95; CB2| 3. Pattern 451 Flatware: $49.95; CB2| 4. Double Walled Oil/Vinegar Carafe by Inchendorf: $22-$26; A+R Store| 5. Handmade Mineral Stained Poplar Bowl: $79; Sanderswoodworking| 6. White Ceramic Berry Basket: $5.56; Sur la Table| 7. Walnut and Maple Cutting Board: $28; ScottBlocks| 8. Black … Continue reading

Tips of the Trade: New Year’s Eve Entertaining

Quartz Piñata in Silver: $140; Confetti System| 100 Mini Clear Bulbs & White Wire Christmas String Lights by Everglow: $13.05;| Ribbed Antique Gold Votives: $8; Canvas| Mirrored Ice Bucket: $200; Calvin Klein Home| Pretty Burl Wood Plank: $59-$69; Greenhouse Design Studio| Small Dots Salad/Dessert Plates: $4.50/8 plates; Caspari| Champagne Flutes by Govino: $14/four glasses; … Continue reading

Tips of the Trade: Pillow Update

Agar Euro Pillow: $135; John Robshaw Textiles| Suede Topstitch Pillow Cover: $79; Restoration Hardware| L’Anticipato Pillow by Fornasetti: $135; Barneys New York When it comes to home decorating, some of us make it a priority, but most of us have to choose between a coveted home decor piece and that pair of jeans we’ve been … Continue reading