Michael Young

November 5th, 2012




Photos by Kristina Hrabetova


This Homune table is a limited addition designed by Michael Young.  Mr. Young created the table for the Czech Republic glass company Lasvit.  The top is handblown glass with an amber/orange base made of 36 handblown glass fractals with six different designs repeating six times.  Lasvit developed special steel molds to create each of the fractals.



Cape Town

October 31st, 2012



CAPELET:  A caplet is a short version of a cape that covers the shoulders and typically ends around the elbows.




CAPE:  A cape is a sleeveless outer garment that ends anywhere from the hips to the knees.  It usually fastens around the neck.




PONCHO:  A poncho is a sleeveless blanket like outer garment that is pulled over ones head.




CLOAK:  A cloak is a long sleeveless garment that often has a hood and ends around the ankles.

Design Hollywood at the Century

October 29th, 2012





The Hollywood Reporter (THR) profiled several accomplished well respected interior designers in their November 2, 2012 issue entitled Hollywood at Home.  On October 26, THR opened the Design Hollywood at the Century showhouse at the Century Tower in Century City, California.  L.A.’s top 14 interior designers each had a design space in two condos on the 20th floor of the luxury complex.  The inspiration for their designs was Hollywood icons.  The showhouse is open to the public until November 18th.  To learn more about the event please visit www.THR.com/designhollywood



October 25th, 2012


Parides by Shahida Clayton Spring/Summer 2013  premiered at L.A. Fashion Weekend  held at the Sunset Gower Studios in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 20th.  Shahida had the most beautiful prints of the entire weekend.  She also accessories her collection from jewelry to shoes perfectly.  No detail was left to chance.  Bravo Parides!!!














L.A. Fashion Weekend on Friday, October, 19, 2012 was all about swimwear.  Designers featured were Kate Swim, Nicolita "Havana Nights" by Christina Milian, Culture Swimwear, and Amelie by Andrea Abaunza.  The common themes among all of the designs were the use of strong colors from coral to fuchsia and everything in between.  Kat Swim’s show opening hot pink bikini with a floral triangle top was an instant hit with the crowd as were the beautiful cover-ups presented Andrea Abaunza.  The weather in LA was warm, but the swimsuits on the runway were hot!















Splashy Swimwear

October 22nd, 2012


Andrea Abaunza debuted her swimwear collection Amelie on Friday October 19, 2012 at L.A. Fashion Weekend held at Sunset Gower Studios.  Andrea moved to Los Angeles to study fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in 2000.  The influence for Andrea’s collection came from her Columbian upbringing.  The suits looked amazing coming down the runway.  The color, cut and fit of each suit seemed to be suitable for many body types which is not always the case when it comes to swimwear.  To see the entire collection please visit www.amelieswimwear.com










LA Fashion Weekend 2012

October 19th, 2012


The fun begins tonight in Los Angeles as Fashion Weekend kicks off.  Check back often for pictures from the shows.







glamorous Home Dressing rooms

October 17th, 2012


Turn your closet or a spare bedroom into a glamorous home dressing room that rivals high end boutiques.










Sweet Display

October 16th, 2012









Pitcher Perfect

October 16th, 2012


Water on the table never looked so good!  Beverage pitchers come in all shapes and size no matter your design taste.  I like to think of them as art for the table.  Make a statement at your next dinner party or tonight gathered around the table with your family.