Monthly Archives: May 2012

Two NYC Designer Show Houses, Part 2

Last week I was able to preview the Elle Decor Modern Life Concept House.  Of course, amid a crush of 150 people trying to get into and photograph every small space, I headed out to the patio.  The smallish urban … Read more

LABELS: Designer Showhouses, Gardens, Landscape Design, New York, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories 2 Comments

Two NYC Designer Show Houses, Part 1

As part of Blogfest2012 I visited two New York City designer show houses.  Since I am a veteran designer of these types of temporary installations on this side of the Hudson River, I am always interested to see what and … Read more

LABELS: Gardens, Kips Bay Showhouse Leave a comment

Outdoor Fabrics: New Neutrals

I attended the second iteration of Blog Fest.  It is sponsored by Kravat and one of the many fabulous programs they put together was in their showroom at the D & D Building. Couple that with the fact that I believe … Read more

LABELS: Gardens, Outdoor Fabric, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories Leave a comment

A Curated Collection…

The flow of my daily working life changed a bit when we started publishing a magazine.  I still manage my design clients on a daily basis, but also squeeze in several hours each day to manage, scout and produce Leaf. … Read more

LABELS: Dining al fresco, Entertaining, Gardens, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories 1 Comment

Side Conversations

A few years ago I started wanting to meet people in real life who I had I met through Twitter, Facebook and email exchanges.  I have met people in New York for dinner, in Chicago for a visit to the … Read more

LABELS: Gardens 5 Comments

The New Southern Romantic – P. Allen Smith

I had the pleasure of being invited to visit P. Allen Smith in Little Rock last week.  I was included in an event designed to not only promote Smith’s ideas, but also those companies who sponsor and support Smith’s lifestyle brand.  As … Read more

LABELS: Gardens, Landscape Design, sustainability 7 Comments