Rioting Colors or Courting Riots?

I used to live in New York when the hip Lower East Side was Alphabet City and the posh Chelsea was Hell’s Kitchen. All over town there were slices of fenced off grounds littered with garbage, festering with rats. Someone, somewhere, came up with the rationale that while the city was busy not developing these …
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To Toe or Not to Toe

I will never tire of color. As I sit either sweltering or soaking in this schizophrenic summer of thermal antipodes, cotton candy color brings me joy. Editing a mood board does too. The thematic here, beyond the obvious, is graphic. Lines in nature or lines on walls, lines in art or lines of art, each …
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Fresh Off The Press

In this month’s issue of Luxe Magazine I underlined 3 trends in design. I created this mood board to illustrate 2 of them: the return of the 50’s Sputnik meets Sammy Davis’ ‘stache and the 70s color code: pill-popping hues of happy canary yellow, acid trip orange and shaggadelic mint green. This mood board is …
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Your Best Self

To the left a remarkable beauty that was born to bloom and needed no artifice. To the right a remarkable beauty that was born to bloom and yet was worked upon to enhance and optimize her full visual effect. Interior designers take the first, called sources, and apply them to the second, called rooms. They …
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