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Monday, November 30, 2015

calico blog and upcoming book signings

for the last year and a half i have been really enjoying writing the calico blog. calico - or calico corners as it used to be known - is america's premier decorating resource. with over 100 stores across the usa, free design consultations and literally thousands of fabrics in stock, calico is an aspiring decorator's dream come true. the blog allowed me to share my passion for textiles and love for interior design with a wonderfully engaged and equally enthusiastic audience. some of my recent posts have included the new french general textiles, inspiring fall tablescapes, and the return of the upholstered wall.

so i am thrilled to take this show on the road: i will be visiting two calico stores over the next two weeks to meet-and-greet customers, sign my latest book scraps, and talk design with anyone who cares to listen. do come and meet me! oh yeah, and there will be breakfast too :)

calico short hills: saturday, december 5 from 10 am to noon
calico mamaroneck: saturday, december 12 from 10 to noon

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

scraps workshop at the edelkoort townhouse

i had such a good time today teaching a scraps workshop at the brand new edelkoort townhouse in nyc. thank you to all participants: your enthusiasm was infectious and your ideas and input invaluable. and thank you to philip fimmano and li edelkoort for hosting. let's do it again soon! :)

Monday, November 9, 2015

li edelkoort textile seminar - and scraps workshop

i am very lucky to have started my career with the incomparable li edelkoort, the renowned trend forecaster who is based in paris - though she will be spending a lot more time in new york city as she was recently appointed dean of the hybrid design studies department at parsons school of design.
for those of you unfamiliar with li's work, here's a quick run-down: lidewij edelkoort is one of the world’s most famous trend forecasters. she is an intuitive thinker who travels the world studying the evolution of socio-cultural trends before sharing this information with her clients in industries as diverse as fashion, textiles, interiors, cars, cosmetics, retail and food. under her paris-based company trend union, li creates trend books two or more years ahead that are tools used by strategists, designers and marketeers at international brands (coca cola, nissan, time warner cable, lacoste…).

(Photo via Destiny)

since 1992, li’s magazines have helped redefine the publishing medium, acting as inspirational style bibles that have become ideograms of their time. view on colour, inview and bloom are trend tools used by creative professionals and avid amateurs around the world.
her achievements in the creative, educational and humanitarian field are too numerous to mention. li is truly one-of-a-kind and i consider my 8 years working for her (3 in paris, 5 in new york) to be a bit like my phd.

that is why i could not be more proud to be part of her upcoming trend seminar on november 17, 2015 in new york city with a short presentation on my book scraps. and this will be followed by a half-day hands-on scraps workshop at the edelkoort offices on november 18. click here for all the info and details. hope to see you there!