Lulu deKwiatkowski Tastemaker Tag Sale ~ Saturday 7/30

Friday, July 29, 2011

One Kings Lane's weekly Tastemaker Tag Sale hosts artist & textile designer Lulu deKwiatkowski, starting tomorrow, July 30 at 11am ET.  Featured items include personal works of art, furnishings, and accessories from her former NYC apartment.

Lulu's NYC Apartment -- The 2 paintings on either side of the doorway (and shown below) will be part of the Tastemaker Tag Sale
{Image NYSD}

Both paintings (above & below) are by Lulu's brother, artist Stephan deKwiatkowski

{Images Via Trail of Inspiration}

My previous post on Lulu's flat compared how her style had evolved over the 13 years of home ownership. I included Elle Decor's photos from their June/July 2000 issue and the most recent interior pics from New York Social Diary's conversation with Lulu upon the sale of her apartment & relocation to LA. The Oct/Nov 2010 issue of Lonny magazine featured Lulu and family, in their new sunny California surroundings.

{Images Via Lonny}

New Find ~ Honeysuckle

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Last night we headed over to VA-Highland to sample the foodie goodness of the neighborhood's "Wednesday Night Food Trucks" gathering. My new find (and love) is Honeysuckle -- creators of southern inspired gelato & sorbet -- and it is heavenly! I realized after the fact, that we finished our scoops before I took a picture of my delectable Cupid Shuffle (Chocolate Lavender Sorbet) and The Kang (Banana Gelato with Peanut Butter & Caramel). Friend Honeysuckle on Facebook & follow them on Twitter to get updates on where their truck is parked next.

Birdcage Style

My memories of seeing birdcages hanging outside of shops, grouped together at various heights, and housing beautiful & bright colored birds come from my experiences of living in Asia. I started my birdcage collection as I got older, always on the lookout for interesting scale & wood finishes -- as pictured above.

A classic & modern interpretation of birdcage design continues to turn up in the pages of shelter magazines & on the shelves of home furnishing stores....  check out more below.

Vintage Birdcage -- Chic Shop

Lonny Magazine -- G P & J Baker's Songbird

Lofty Larks Wallpaper -- Anthropologie

Vintage Birdcage -- Free People

Birdcage Stamps -- West Elm

Retro Print Pillow Covers -- Etsy Seller OliveHandmade

Birdcage - Ikon Tote -- Ted Baker

Tastemaker Tag Sale Features Atlanta Based H & H Home

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

One Kings Lane kicked off their Tastemaker Tag Sale last night highlighting the chic items of local Atlanta design firm H & H Home. There is still an assortment of interesting furniture & accessories available. The Tastemaker Tag Sale continues through Saturday, July 30. Click here for more info.

Giraffe Design ~ Inspired By Zoo Atlanta's Latest Addition

It's A Girl! A brand new baby giraffe arrived on Friday, July 22 at Zoo Atlanta. The soon to be named baby is pictured above with her mother.

The detailed pattern of a giraffe's coat and nod to their over-scale frame continues to inspire designers & artisans...  Check out below a collection of decorative accessories.

Giraffe Lamp -- Jonathan Adler

Udaipur Crib Bedding Set -- Rikshaw Design

Pair of Giraffe Chairs by Arne Jacobson -- Available Through Baxter & Liebchen on 1st dibs

Lonny Magazine Via

Giraffe Print Shopper -- Kate Spade

Giraffe Linen -- Kelly Wearstler for Schumacher

View From Here Hook -- Anthropologie

Giraffe Manor (above & below)

One Kings Lane + John Robshaw = Sale Starts Wednesday 7/27

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The One Kings Lane sale event featuring textiles by John Robshaw starts tomorrow, Wednesday July 27. One Kings Lane hosts weekly sales of home furnishings & accessories at generously discounted prices for a limited time & while the inventory lasts. Sign up and shop an amazing assortment of designer selected goods.

Check out the video below from One Kings Lane of John Robshaw in India discussing his roots & inspiration for textile design and watch how the handcrafted wood blocks are created for printing his custom patterns.

The Hampton Designer Showhouse Is Now Open

2011 Hampton Designer Showhouse

Over the weekend, The Hampton Designer Showhouse, opened its doors to the public, and remains open daily Monday-Sunday, 11-5, through September 4th. The Showhouse is presented by Traditional Home magazine and benefits the Southampton Hospital.

Today's New York Social Diary entry includes photos from Saturday night's Gala Preview Cocktail Party. Check out pics below of some of the designers in their completed rooms.

Suysel Cunningham and Anne Maxwell Foster -- Tilton Fenwick  

Robert Stilin -- Robert Stilin, LLC 

Robert Bakes -- Bakes and Company 

 Eddie Lee -- Eddie Lee Incorporated 

Patricia Fisher -- Patricia Fisher Design

Tobi Fairley -- Tobi Fairley Interior Design 

{Designer Pics Via NYSD}
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