Month: October 2010

What a great idea! Trompe l’Oeil door stickers. Printed in real size on adhesive fabric. How come no one thought of this before?


I was told by a very reliable source a few weeks ago that the legendary Albert Hadley is retiring. I felt happy for him but also sad that I won’t get to see more of his always admirable work. I called his office in an attempt to prove me wrong and they confirmed that this week will be the last week of Albert Hadley Incorporated. Nothing I could say about his work, his legacy and his mayor influence in the design world would be enough so all I’m going to do is wish Mr. Hadley a very Happy Retirement. Below are photos of the last work designed by Albert Hadley and Britton Smith published by Elle Decor.


Bellow is a shot of Albert Hadley’s dining room in his Connecticut house.

I could learn a thing or two about fashion but one thing I know for sure
is that nothing sounds more appealing to me than the word
Effortlessly Chic when it comes to dressing. More for the comfort
side of it than for the actual chic other. Nothing explains more an
Effortlessly Chic concept than dresses, skirts, comfortable tops and
fabrics like cotton and cashmere.  I am one of
the few people who is not a big fan of jeans, especially when too
tight, I find them extremely uncomfortable.  I prefer them just loose
enough.  So I love coming across what I call “reality fashion” outfits
that are comfortable and still look
Effortlessy Chic.   Below are a few photos that caught my eye.



Effortfully Chic outfits below. One too tight, the other too big and probably too heavy also.


Some images from The Sartorialist.

If you have already been to this year’s Kips Bay Showhouse you must agree with me that the rooms look stunning. For those of you who cannot make it to the House you can go here and take sneak peaks into the beautiful rooms. Then, on November 4, Gilt will sell the furnishings that are being used in some designers’ rooms as well as giving everyone the chance to win a two-hour consultation with one of the featured designers like 2Michaels and Jennifer Post and $1,000 credit to shop at Gilt Home. To enter, you simply need to visit and register for this unique opportunity. Head over to Gilt’s Facebook page to see photos and videos of The Kips Bay rooms.