FLOOR PILLOWS AND BEAN BAGS—FUN, FRIVOLOUS AND SURPRISINGLY PRACTICAL

FLOOR PILLOWS AND BEAN BAGS—FUN, FRIVOLOUS AND SURPRISINGLY PRACTICAL

Never mind the bean bags and floor pillows of the 1970s, the modern-day versions are showing up in surprising ways that make furniture fun again....
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THROW PILLOWS AND YOUR INNER ARTIST: CHANGE IT UP TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

THROW PILLOWS AND YOUR INNER ARTIST: CHANGE IT UP TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

With a change of season comes a natural desire to change things up in our homes. Throw pillows are a major tool to make this happen whether in the hands...
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SUMMERTIME: THE BEES AND THE BUTTERFLIES—AND DESIGN LOVERS—FLOCK TO DWELL ON DESIGN

SUMMERTIME: THE BEES AND THE BUTTERFLIES—AND DESIGN LOVERS—FLOCK TO DWELL ON DESIGN

Summer has officially begun. After the eerie silence of winter, it’s a joy to have all senses come to life. What does this mean to a designer? Well, for one...
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FATHER’S DAY: HOW TO GIVE THE GIFT THAT GETS IT RIGHT

FATHER’S DAY: HOW TO GIVE THE GIFT THAT GETS IT RIGHT

Ah, Father’s Day. The one day, besides his birthday, that dad gets to call his own -- but gifts can be tricky. Here are some suggestions to help you get...
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MEMORIAL DAY: A PICNIC TO REMEMBER

MEMORIAL DAY: A PICNIC TO REMEMBER

Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It has also become inextricably linked with the start...
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THE PERFECT MOTHER’S DAY PRESENT: A POETIC GESTURE

THE PERFECT MOTHER’S DAY PRESENT: A POETIC GESTURE

What do you get for the person who remembers every event in your life, big and small? If a grand gesture seems over the top, you can come up with...
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HONG KONG: A DIVE INTO THE ULTRA-EFFICIENT

HONG KONG: A DIVE INTO THE ULTRA-EFFICIENT

The more adventurous parts of my travels through Southeast Asia have come to end. I landed in what I would consider one of the most organized and efficient cities in...
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SAIGON, THE BEAUTIFUL, OR HOW CHAOS HAS SOME SYSTEM

SAIGON, THE BEAUTIFUL, OR HOW CHAOS HAS SOME SYSTEM

On my sourcing trip through Southeast Asia I had a stop-over in Saigon, Vietnam. Despite my very short stay I got quite an impression from a city full of charm...
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ABOUT EARTH DAY: THOUGHTS FROM A GREEN DESIGNER

ABOUT EARTH DAY: THOUGHTS FROM A GREEN DESIGNER

Sunday April 22nd is the day we celebrate the earth. Short of being an extraterrestrial or part of the space program, we pretty much engage with our planet every day...
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HAPPY NEW YEAR: HOW I GOT TO CELEBRATE IT ONCE AGAIN IN APRIL

HAPPY NEW YEAR: HOW I GOT TO CELEBRATE IT ONCE AGAIN IN APRIL

This is the time of the year when Joey and I head out into far away corners of the world on the quest for unique items to put in the...

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IS YOUR BATHROOM BORING? DON’T LET IT HAMPER YOUR STYLE

IS YOUR BATHROOM BORING? DON’T LET IT HAMPER YOUR STYLE

Here are some of my favorite suggestions for the smallest room in the house: try adding a gorgeous hamper, use humor or add something elegant. ...
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PUT SOME SPRING IN YOUR STEP WITH FRESH FLOWERS

PUT SOME SPRING IN YOUR STEP WITH FRESH FLOWERS

When the first official day of spring arrives with the warmest temperatures on record for several states it is time to shed the last of the winter blues and turn...
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