10/2 ~ Fall Art Market Featuring Local Atlanta Artists

Friday, September 30, 2011

A Fall Art Market is happening Sunday October 2nd from 2-5, featuring the crafts & wares of local Atlanta artists. This event is located in the Lindridge Martin Manor neighborhood of Atlanta, right near the intersection of Cheshire Bridge & Lindbergh. My friend Jan Cash will be selling her custom jewelry -- click here to check out her current designs from her Etsy store.

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Veronica Swanson Beard's City Apartment + Country House

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The October 2011 issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine features the NYC apartment of Veronica Swanson Beard. Veronica was raised as a West Coast girl, whose family staked its claim in the frozen foods business and in wine making. In 2009, along with her sister-in-law (who coincidentally shares an almost identical name) Veronica Miele Beard, the pair established their own fashion label -- Veronica Beard.

Checking out Veronica's NYC pad reminded me of her Hamptons home featured in the June 2009 issue of Elle Decor magazine. Both residences reveal Veronica's taste for rich saturated color and a layering of interesting accessories & bold prints. Check out more below....

Veronica's NYC apartment (above) and Hamptons home (below)

Veronica was featured in Vogue magazine September 2010 with her sister Claiborne Swanson Frank (above) and in Veranda magazine September 2011 (below)

Style Setter >>> Muriel Brandolini

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Muriel Brandolini featured in Harper's Bazaar

Interior designer Muriel Brandolini seems to be all the buzz recently....  a feature in the August issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine; a 900 square foot pop up store at Barneys New York showcasing her custom designed limited edition home furnishings crafted in her native Vietnam; a style piece in the New York Times; an in depth Wall Street Journal article on her life & career written by David Netto; her first published interiors book, The World of Muriel Brandolini: Interiors, filled with images from her exquisite design portfolio due out on shelves October 11; and a upcoming auction at Phillips de Pury & Co. of some of her personal furnishings and collected accessories being held October 21.

Muriel Brandolini at Barneys New York -- Beaded Mechanic Sling Chair

The World of Muriel Brandolini: Interiors
Out on Shelves October 11, 2011

Phillips de Pury & Co. Lot # 96 & 97 -- Ron Arad's "Rolling Volume" Chair 

The images below are ones that I have held onto from the February 2011 issue of Vogue magazine. The Hamptons home of Matt and Annette Lauer is featured, with interior design by Muriel Brandolini.

Field of Greens Festival ~ Sunday 10/2

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Field of Greens festival is happening this Sunday October 2nd, from 11-5. This annual event brings together local farmer & local chef in a partnership to showcase dishes cooked with fresh and in season produce. In addition to 30 Atlanta and Athens area chefs participating, the day also focuses on local crafts, live music, and green living education. The festival is located at Whippoorwill Hollow Farm, a 74 acre working organic farm about 45 minutes east of Atlanta. Proceeds from Field of Greens benefits Georgia's sustainable and organic farmers. Click here for tickets and watch the video below to see more from last year's festival.

A Tour of Ponce City Market

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Original Sears Building of Atlanta. Now Under New Ownership and Renamed Ponce City Market

The original Sears building on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta is a free standing brick building comprising of 2 million square feet of space, the largest of its kind in the south to date. Sears originally opened its doors in 1926, operating as both a retail store and distribution center for all of the southeast. By 1989, Sears closed up shop and sold the property in 1991 to the City of Atlanta. For the last 20 years, the building served as city offices and was renamed City Hall East, using only 10% of its total capacity.

Over the summer, a deal was announced between the City of Atlanta and Jamestown Properties for Jamestown to purchase the entire parcel from the city with a vision of completely transforming the site. The newly named Ponce City Market will breathe new life into this historic property while retaining its vintage character. Current designs call for a mixed use development, with an assortment of restaurants, retail shops, and apartments. What makes this property so unique and poised for success, is its position within a cluster of established neighborhoods -- Old Fourth Ward, Virginia Highland, Poncey Highland, and Midtown -- plus its stone's throw location to the Beltline, a project in the works to revamp original rail lines throughout the city as pedestrian friendly greenspace. A highly anticipated opening is slated for early 2014.

A concert event -- Party at Ponce -- to benefit the Beltline and in celebration of Ponce City Market and Green Street Properties 10th anniversary, is happening on site this Saturday October 1st. Party at Ponce is bringing together local Atlanta favorites....  musicians The Indigo Girls, Shawn Mullins, and Francine Reed will be performing and chefs from the area's adored restaurants will serving up delectable dishes. The price of the ticket includes a scheduled tour of the interior of the building to get a glimpse inside the original space. Our tour was yesterday and needless to say, it was pretty amazing! Its like time stopped.... fixtures like the time card holders to punch in on the clock remain on the walls, the assembly line system to fill Sears customer orders remains intact, and the original mechanical room housing the electrical fuses is untouched. Click here for ticket info and check out my photos from our tour below....

Time Cards

Mechanical Room

Cubicles to fill customer orders on an assembly line configuration (above) -- this picture doesn't even begin to show the depth and size of the structure. Individual filling station (below).

Actual railroad cars were brought into the building to load shipments of product. The ceiling (above) shows structural reinforcement to accommodate the weight of the cars and the location where they arrived (below).

From the roof -- looking out over the Whole Foods shopping center to the buildings of Midtown (above) and Buckhead (below).

From the roof -- overlooking the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood and the buildings of Downtown (above and below).

Watch the Video Below for a Quick Overview of the Upcoming Plans for Ponce City Market

Brunk Auctions ~ Asheville, NC 9/24 & 9/25

Friday, September 23, 2011

Brunk Auctions is located up in the picturesque mountain town of Asheville, NC. This weekend, Saturday 9/24 & Sunday 9/25, Brunk is hosting a chock full sale with an assortment of interesting items heading to the auction block. Can't make it to NC to raise your paddle in person? No problem, you can bid online through Live Auctioneers! Check out some of the lots below that caught my eye....

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