Tuesday, February 28, 2012

California Dreams: a week in pictures

touching picture of Meryl Streep and Colin Firth in the LA Times

I feel spoiled. I spend a whole week in California. Nooooo I have not been star gazing in LA during The Oscars (but could not resist watching it live on tv of course, especially being in the same time zone for a change). I have been hanging out in small beach towns North of San Diego. My daily routine started with a run on the beach. It keeps amazing me how many surfers are already in the water early mornings. What a luxury it must be to hit some waves before going to work. Californian lifestyle in these smaller beach towns is so laid back it just forces you to go in lower gear. And that is exactly what I did. A week of relaxing, thinking, planning, dreaming whith the soothing sound of the Pacific in the background. I even managed to finish a book that I bought at my favourite bookstore in New York, The Strand. An out of print book "Sonia Delauney: The life of an Artist" by Stanley Baron. It has been a fab week, California dreaming!...... and now back to the Amsterdam circus :))

Friday, February 17, 2012

In the Window of......Galeries Lafayette, Paris!

In Bloom Orange in the window (picture courtesy Galeries Lafayette)
 More bloom in the window (picture courtesy Galeries Lafayette)

What a start of the weekend! We just received these pictures from Galeries Lafayette. YES I am proud to see my designs in the windows of iconic department store Galeries Lafayette in Paris. What more can a girl wish for (besides the moon :)). Have a wonderful weekend, mine will be bubbly for sure!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"Almost Incredulous Feats in Mid Air....."

 Ingenious display @ Andrew Martin (Maison et Objet)
With The Zush @ NYIGF 
  Lamp Base by Dunes and Duchess
 (the yellow is just perfect with my dark grey walls!)

Happy to bump into Anna Spiro
Storefront Elizabeth Bauer

VaVaVooom from Paris to New York back to Amsterdam!
I hope I don't make you mad by just "flying by" occassionally nowadays. It is what it is, I do the best I can dividing time between creating my art and designs, building the brand, doing the trade fairs, make sure that my products turn out the way I want them to turn out and oh yes there are my children as well 13 and 16, lovely age :)). Hence this fabulous antique Circus Poster that was gracing the walls of Andrew Martin's booth at the Maison et Objet. It simply says it all!
[According to the Oxford Dictionaries  "incredulous" means "unwilling or unable to believe something" and a "feat" is "an achievement that requires great courage skill or strength"]. REALLY in all honesty I can hardly believe that I survived the last 12 months (and still absolutely LOVE what I do).

Paris was covered in my previous post and as far as New York is concerned, our second NYIGF was beyond expectations.  We have wonderful new stores on board (including one of America's iconic department stores!) which we will disclose on our list of retailers as soon as the products are delivered early Spring.
I was delighted to see Jonathan Adler (again :)), but I did not take a groupie picture with him this time (ha ha), the elegant Quintessence and Hamptontoes, wonderful client The Zush,  ELLE Decor, Canadian House and Home, Home Accents Today and many more (and I apologize about the lack of pictures, there was hardly any time...). I also took some inspiration home from the fair. A wonderful lamp base designed by Dunes and Duchess. I just can't wait to design a lamp shade to go with it but in the meantime it already looks superb as an ornament!
After the show I had a day of meetings (of course :))}} but also some time to play so I finally managed to see Elizabeth Bauer's store whose eclectic style is right up my street. The cherry on the cake was bumping into one of my favourite designers Anna Spiro!


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