Category Archives: Adore

DIFFA Designs

DIFFA Designs 2016 was a success.  Personally, I am loving the new format after years of Dining by Design. It feels fresh.  This year’s theme was “Shine.” Local creative types submitted objects based on the theme and the favorites were … Continue reading

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The Gilded Age

These days you don’t have to look too hard to find hints of gold. From the more democratic West Elm, to the loftier Scala Luxury, gold is having a moment.  In fact, it is so au courant that our finest art … Continue reading

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Angelo Donghia

It’s fascinating to see how great design transcends space and time.  It’s timeless.  Take, for example, this marvelous room designed by Angela Donghia for Ralph Lauren in the seventies.  It’s still perfection almost fifty years later. Donghia extended his design … Continue reading

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I recently returned from a trip to New York and was reminded once again of why that city rocks.  I stayed at The Hudson, a Phillipe Starck special and it did not disappoint.  Can we just talk about that lobby? … Continue reading

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Hot or Not

I’m looking forward to next week’s DesignLive.  Beyond the fact that it gives me an excuse to peruse the shops of Sacramento Street, I can’t wait to dissect current design trends with my peers while on the “Love or Hate” panel. … Continue reading

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Shopping the City of Angels

While we’re not quite Thelma and Louise, put two designers on a mission to scout out the hottest design shops and galleries in Los Angeles and you have a recipe for a different kind of trouble. A few weeks ago … Continue reading

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Tech @ Home

It might be a function of our techy hometown but smart technology has become a part of my vernacular. Long gone are the days of working around ugly speakers and cascading wires.  Sonos, iDor Mobile, DS Cam and Home+ make … Continue reading

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The Beat Goes On

Can you imagine a day without music? It feeds my soul, fuels my creative spirit and keeps me centered.  It’s that simple auditory pleasure that can instantly transport you to funky town or to some quiet crevice of your brain. … Continue reading

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Vive La France

A bright light from across the pond joined our clan for the summer.  Eden will soon return to Bordeaux to continue her studies at Ecole de Conde.  We asked her what struck her most about her time in the US of … Continue reading

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You Had Me at Hello!

Our design director, Katie, recently purchased a charming Petaluma farmhouse that she and her hubby are lovingly restoring.  First on her “to do” list was updating the front door from a tired brown to a sophisticated shade of blue.  She … Continue reading

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