Friday, November 30, 2007


The December issue of House & Garden will be its last one published for this interior design magazine.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Being Bold

Jamie Beattie Accessories, makes quirky, bold printed accessories such as purses, bags and hair bands. All products are made in Australia and available at:

Friday, November 23, 2007

Project Runway

Project Runway is back on the air and I saw a fantasy league on line for it the other day....yes, a fantasy league. Each person picks three designers and you win points each episode if one of your designers wins a challenge (4 pts), cries (3 pts), gets Tim Gunn to say "make it work" (2 pts), etc. I just wish I thought of it or read about it before the season started. Is there still time to start one? Let me know your thoughts.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Free Holiday Cards

"Funnel Incorporated is an information design firm that makes the complex clear through the creation of infographics, icons, maps and instructions." If you visit FUNNELINC.COM/HOLIDAY and register, you'll receive a free holiday infographic card set.
Pretty cool, huh?

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

I see you

New rule: Every shoe manufacturer must do this.
The Clear Sneaker Box by Nao is an excellent idea to help keep your ever expanding show collection neat.

Foxy & Winston

I recently came across these handmade cards in a boutique shop near my home in Brooklyn. Created by illustrator Jane Buck, they are hand screened and part of a collection of goods she makes for her company 'foxy & winston' .

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

It's a wrap

'Blueprint' magazine has developed 5 wrapping paper patterns that you can print out from your computer (up to 11"x17") and use to dress your holiday packages in a sophisticated palette of black and white.
To see and print all of them, go to website:

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Color Palettes

You designers out there know that we are always looking for the perfect image to convey a mood and a color palette for a collection. Actually to me, this is one of the fun parts about being a designer. Anyway, I came across a blog from a fellow fashion designer/artist, called 'Kris's color stripes'. On the site there are inspiring images matched with created color palettes.