a wing and a prayer

i’m taking my mind off the AD show for a sec and going thru some of the great web stuff i’ve come across yesterday and today. who knew that abc carpet was so on it environmentally? i love that they will totally solarize your home: www.abcrealgoodssolar.com


or you can just peruse the site for beauty and inspiration at www.abchome.com.


i actually LOVE this store and it was the catalyst i needed to start a business in ’93. if you’re coming to nyc, put it on your hit list!


these are pics of the newly renovated plaza hotel. i think they did a good job mixing playful elegance with unstuffy.


the images came from jen ramos at made by girl. her blog is full of eye candy and i kept going back to it throughout the day, lovin and being inspired by her.

when i went there just now to get the url i saw her new post for us animal lovers :


really i should be getting back to work but a couple others that i passed thru were so pretty i have to pass them on:

it’s been awhile but pretty pam garrison inspired me



these are her gorgeous extravagant liasons as in Somerset Magazine.

also, check out the brand new material girls. i adore their banner, and they have lots of good info. hi emily!


finally, the wing and the prayer i’m referring to? that would be the Architectural Digest show I’m so determined to do. but many of you probably know, putting on a show is a lot of detail! so much for my relaxing and writing in miami for awhile. one of our lines uses these old maps of downtown nyc. they really are pink and so pretty! it’s kind of like google satellite with house numbers and lots!



ok i have to get back to work, the excel sheet is calling…it so goes against my grain to do this end of it!

January 31, 2008. Tags: , . art, Bedrooms, Blogroll, Design Show. 11 comments.

you you you


thank you all for playing, that was so much fun! i promise to do it all the time, how about friday’s we rendezvous ici?

for my first giveaway, the winner is the wonderful Lorraine who writes lpvintage.com
i’m so happy to meet you and get a glimpse into your world. it was fun going thru your site and older posts.

fyi, Lorraine is so diverse! one of her posts led me to karla, who i adore, and then to scrapblog.com, a really interesting site and what could be the wave of the future. it would be a fun way to do a book. can’t wait to dig in, have you seen it or done any pages? these are Lorraines: Jax and Finn

and truth be told, i stole this idea of the random number generator someplace and can’t remember where! if you know let me know! anyway it was the perfect tool for this, check it out random.org at or this beauty LOL!



thank you all for stopping by, i love my friends and can’t wait to visit every website of you who wrote and explore the world thru your beautiful eyes! xo

January 30, 2008. art, Blogroll, Design, Friends. 7 comments.

me me me


i’m a little tired of talking about myself all the time. i’ve been answering a lot of comments (something i haven’t had the luxury of doing till lately), and have had the chance to explore all the luscious blogs out there. my next post will be about sharing them!


but…i just got a copy of Romantic Homes for Valentine’s Day and was one of the contributers on what’s romantic to me. i was blown away by the company i was in and completely inspired by their layouts and stories! here’s a sampling:


i am in love with this woman from House, Inc. look at her layout!


my girl Tara Frey:


this was mine of course:


i could go on and on, it’s a beautiful issue as usual. i know there are so many of you out there with so much talent. if you want to showcase it in a magazine, i suggest you contact RH with some shots of your stuff. they are so easy to work with and always need new ideas so why not?

ok, on another note, i’m paring down and just have way too much stuff. this batch was used in a photoshoot recently and i’m not taking it to florida or putting it in storage sooooo, it’s going to be my first giveaway! if you leave a comment i’ll have the random number counter choose the winner. free shipping, LOL!


January 27, 2008. art, Press. 49 comments.

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