Stays In Vegas…The IRE Show (International Roofing Expo) was held March 1-3 2017 at the Mandalay Convention Center focusing on the latest trends, advances in technology and the best practices for business growth in the roofing industry.
Honored to give a Trend Session on Global Greats and meet some of GAF’s residential and commercial contractors while talking about the GAF On-Line Style Guide @gaf.com/styleguide We talked about the relationship between the roof as an exterior element that reflects the sensibility of interior elements in the home…take Terra, our global lifestyle that emulates a more curated and collected lifestyle gathering interior items from your travels while mixing and matching them in your home. Glenwood Golden Prairie and Timberline HD Barkwood are both excellent examples that are part of our Terra Trend!
Awesome having Guy Fieri join us from the Food Network and cook his signature burger at the GAF evening party…by the pool at Mandalay Bay!
It’s not your grandfather’s roof any more as GAF has so many updated colors, textures and shapes that can redefine your roofing style!
Remember your roof really sets the trend for the rest of your home so why not enjoy the many roofing possibilities that GAF has to offer…visit us @gaf.com/styleguide
Bucket List Worthy-I know I am such a geek cause for years I wanted to attend ChristmasWorld in Frankfurt Germany but the timing of the show never seemed to jive with my travel schedule…well I made it jive this year and I have to say I am no longer curious!
Who knew, not me that is for sure, that I would hit the jackpot of shows which included ChristmasWorld-Floradecora-Creativeworld-PaperWorld.
As designers, inspiration is always important as it feeds our soul with fresh color, style and knowledge. It’s nice to see what the world is doing especially if it confirms the direction that you are heading in.
It’s shows like this that make me super proud of our design studio in NYC, Design Works International…after 29 years we still got it going on because our team is pretty awesome. We love what we do, who we do it for and never get tired of creating new…and it’s not always easy to reinvent designs each season, but somehow we keep it fresh and fun!
Posting a few trends from the show but check back with our studio in a few weeks to see our newest holiday collection…after all we have inspiration from around the globe!
Have you been? To Merci in Paris! You know the lifestyle store that has a cult following from all over the world…which I guess includes me!
Take a detour…you will be happy you did…111 Boulevard Beaumarchais in Le Marais..but really outside the main area of Le Marais…
Merci never disappoints because they are on the cutting edge of style and fashion in both clothing and home decor…the way Barney’s NYC was years ago.
The vibe…very busy with trendy people from all over the world coming to see the newest textures, substrates, colors and style updates. Today they were making chair tops from a powder substance that allows you, the consumer to design your chairs on the spot in the store…pretty awesome, pretty millennial and pretty fast!
So take that detour when in Paris and checkout what’s happening in the world of design…Merci!
I was probably the biggest skeptic when I heard two years ago that my favorite overseas show was heading to Miami for its debut in America. It’s been two years now, I have attended both shows, walked all aisles, met new designers, found innovative products and love chillin’ in Miami…so I guess I am no longer a skeptic and more of a fan!
Happy to share some global greats with you from this past Maison&Objet show which took place in Miami May 10-13.
Neutral Nuances (top left) Porada, Roberta Schilling, Morada, Porada
Playful Products (top left) Studio Poli, Fermob, Martone, Dransfield and Ross
If you have never been to a “Design On A Dime” event…you should put it on your “interior bucket list”…take some of interior industries movers and shakers, donated interior products from top manufactures, prices below wholesale and an amazing cause…building homes for New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS…this equals “A Whole Lotta Love”… not to mention a whole lotta FUN……warning…this event is packed to the brim with serious buyers that are willing, ready and able to snatch up their incredible finds in a matter of seconds…take me for example..I am beyond thrilled with my “Pelle Bubble Gold Leaf Light Fixture” handmade in Brooklyn that I spied…..and waited until 6:30pm when the event went live…reached for the ticket and literally turned around and paid to secure my amazing purchase.
Take a peek at some of the very creative vignettes curated by top industry movers and shakers…(this event successfully debuted in Miami earlier this year) and happens in NYC every April at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street.
Robin Baron Designs
Lilly Bunn for Bunny Williams Home
Steve Walsh Designs
Cooking For Others Madeline Weinrib
Jennifer Flanders & Amy Purcell for Fifty Two RoomsBridget Beari Designs
Anthony George Home Inc
Miguel Lewis & Monica Arellano
Kureck Jones LLC
One Kings Lane
Weizmann Halpern Interior Design with Crosby Studios