1. dose of design: Power of Pink, Home is Where the Hearth Is, & Modern Macrame

    dose of design: Power of Pink, Home is Where the Hearth Is, & Modern Macrame

    Jenna Snyder-Phillips Chief painting represents strength and courage!

    Jenna Snyder-Phillips Chief painting represents strength and courage!

     Power of Pink

    I usually think of the color pink as a soft, feminine color, but not this month!  This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, where the color pink now stands for STRENGTH!  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month we celebrate the color pink as a symbol of strength; pink represents a pillar of POWER for all…

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  2. The Mingei Museum Celebrates The Big ‘O’- Organic Architecture, That Is!

    The Mingei Museum Celebrates The Big ‘O’- Organic Architecture, That Is!

    Promontory, Rancho Santa Fe, CA

    Wallace Cunningham’s Promontory, Rancho Santa Fe, CA

    The Mingei Museum in San Diego, CA, will be presenting a not-to-be-missed exhibition, Three On the Edge, celebrating three fascinating iconic architects, Kendrick Kellogg, James T. Hubbell and Wallace Cunningham.  These pioneers dedicated to the BIG O, Organic Architecture,that is, changed our local landscape with their organic-modernist…

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  3. Destination Diaries: Out of Africa Experience!

    Destination Diaries: Out of Africa Experience!

    Mt. Kilimanjaro 19,341'

    Mt. Kilimanjaro
    19,341′

    Africa – My Sweet Africa! This week I celebrate the 2 year anniversary of an amazing milestone, summiting Mt. Kilimanjaroat 19,341′, with a group of gals so fittingly nic-named ‘Kili Warriors’.  My journey to Africa was an eye opening, humbling experience, as travel to new places often brings on that excitement of experiencing new cultures and traditions.  After the…

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  4. San Francisco’s Design Destinations-From Interiors, To Prefab, To Artisinal Cuisine.

    San Francisco’s Design Destinations-From Interiors, To Prefab, To Artisinal Cuisine.

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    The San Francisco scene is full of intoxicating inspiration; from world class design; to the awe inspiring, eclectic architecture; to the street style and culinary cuisine that caters to the curious.  San Francisco pulsates with passion in all things design.  Join me on my journey to some of my fav design destinations in sunny San Fran today!  Yes- I did say sunny- today is gorgeous!  Off we…

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  5. dose of design: Nomadic Tour to Mexico City’s La Valise Hotel, The Broome, NYC, & LA’s Eatery-Republique.

    dose of design: Nomadic Tour to Mexico City’s La Valise Hotel, The Broome, NYC, & LA’s Eatery-Republique.

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    With travel on the agenda and a nomadic tour ahead, I look forward to exploring new places that excites the senses and provokes a feeling or a mood.  Travel cures my curiosity as I indulge in the culture, food, interiors, and dissect the character of my surroundings.  Follow our nomadic tour from Mexico City’s La Valise Hotel, with its divine design deets by designer Emmanuel PicaultThe Broome

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  6. Open & Airy Glass House Revival!

    Open & Airy Glass House Revival!

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    Near and around New Canaan, CT., there are these mid-century modern glass houses sprinkled throughout the forest.  Many of these homes were designed by members of The Harvard Five,  a group of architects from the 1940’s, that included Marcel Breuer, Eliot Noyes, John M. Johansen, Landis Gores and, of course, Philip Johnson, whose own restored glass house is now a historic monument.  Walter…

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  7. dose of design: Haute Couture, to Home Collections, to Creative Collaborartions!

    Paris Fashion Week 2014: Hermès closes out Paris Fashion Week

    Paris Fashion Week 2014: Hermès closes out Paris Fashion Week

    With fashion weekwrapping up in New York, Paris, London and Milan, my inspiration leads to all things haute couture and home; where the fashion world fuses with interiors.  And that usually translates from the styling street styles, to cat walk collections, to the design showrooms.  These fashion power houses add to the Fashionable…

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  8. Sebastian Mariscal’s Tranquil Retreat in Venice, CA

    Sebastian Mariscal’s Tranquil Retreat in Venice, CA

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    San Diego based architect, Sebastian Mariscal, created the perfect Zen like haven in Venice, CA, for design savvy clients, Michael Sylvester and his wife Tamami .  Surrounded by manicured  gardens and open spaces, this modern home looks to nature for harmony, in perfect contrast to the black stained cedar-clad walls that emit a subtle scent.

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    This quiet compound is composed of three different…

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  9. dose of design: Fanciful World of Fabrics, Pattern Play @ Missoni Home, & Armadillo & Co.’s Contemporary Kilims

    dose of design: Fanciful World of Fabrics, Pattern Play @ Missoni Home, & Armadillo & Co.’s Contemporary Kilims

    Inspired by Yves Saint Laurent's apartment, De Gournay St. Laurent wallpaper

    Inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s apartment, De Gournay hand painted St. Laurent wallpaper.

    Having grown up in a room decorated with whimsical wallpaper adorned with pink hot air balloons, I have always loved the fantasy that wall paper and textiles create.  Paris’ Deco Off show that happens once a year, is the place to catch the newest in color, pattern, textures and textiles from the design…

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  10. Doris Duke’s Shangri La Style- in Paradise.

    Doris Duke’s Shangri La Style- in Paradise.

    Rizzoli presents another breath taking coffee table book- Doris Duke's Shangri-La: A House in Paradise: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art.

    Rizzoli presents another breath taking coffee table book- Doris Duke’s Shangri-La: A House in Paradise: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art.

    Tobacco heiress, and American icon, Doris Duke, known as one of the richest girls in the world back in 1935, envisioned her own private Shangri La, at the base of Diamond Head in Oahu.  She married James Cromwell, a rising politician, and their…

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