Month: August 2008

CABINET NOIR

In French “cabinet noir” means black room. Although these may not be the rooms where secret documents are read or code-breaking is done, dark cabinetry adds an air of mystery and elegance to the home. In shades of onyx, espresso and midnight, these kitchens range from modern to traditional but all are chic in their own way. Contrasting the jet…

POP POLITICS

Coming soon to the newly remodeled Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH is an exhibit of Mr. Pop Art himself, Andy Warhol. From September 27, 2008 until January 4, 2009 “Andy Warhol: Pop Politics” will showcase paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs of political figures. Just in time for this year’s presidential election, this exhibit is exactly what art lovers…

MAD FOR MICHAEL

Long before his pearly whites flashed on the small screen as a judge on Project Runway, I loved this man’s designs. His clothes somehow resonate with me season after season. Michael Kors has a way of mixing American Sportswear with European elegance to create looks I could live my life in. So when his Ready-To-Wear for Fall 2008 hit the…

WORKIN’ 9 TO 5

With an office this chic, how could anyone get any work done? This faux snakeskin desk and matching chair, along with the white cowskin cocktail bar come from Graham and Green, a UK furniture shop with four London locations. I love the crisp white against the angular polished chrome legs of each piece. Highball anyone?

THEY NAILED IT!

The make-up mecca Sephora has teamed with my favorite line of nail polish to launch a new brand called Sephora by OPI Nail Colour! Finally Sephora has tapped into the nail market, something I always felt was missing from the best beauty store around. The new nail line has over 54 shades with quirky OPI-esque names like “Madame President” in…

PAPER NOT PLASTIC

The chicest way to update a drab powder room is to add colorful wallpaper with a elegant print. Take these styles from my favorite wall covering maker Thibaut. Notice how the white lav sinks pop against shades of aqua, orange, pink and blue. Incorporate accessories to carry out the theme of the print as well, like a blue chair in…

NOT TO BE MISSED

Starting October 3 and running through February 22, the Museum of the City of New York is exhibiting the fashions, design and culture that emerged from Paris and New York between 1925 and 1940. I cannot wait to check this out! (Pictured above) A poster depicting Josephine Baker, designed by Jean Chassaing in 1931. These are just some of the…