I am going to make everything around me beautiful. That will be my life. -Elsie de Wolfe

In Defense of Beyonce’s “Life”

I know it’s a random post title and Beyonce doesn’t need any affirmation from me, but bear with me for a moment. Beyonce as a public figure stirs up a lot of thoughts in my mind. I literally see news about something in her life everyday on the Brooklyn news… 

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Weekend Wishes: Music as a Design Muse

It’s been a great week in Design Wonderland. Last night was our client appreciation day at work, which featured dinner and a concert at Wolf Trap to see Natalie Cole. I admit I slept on her her vocal prowess. I knew a few of her 70’s hits because I listen… 

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My Favorite 1960’s Lounge Suite

I would never condone the wearing anything with the word lounge in it, no matter what decade. But when it comes to lounging in the Knoll Platner collection,  I definitely recommend you have a seat. {image via knoll} My deep and profound attachment started when I saw the image of… 

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Exciting News and Eye Candy

First the exciting news… Design Wonderland made it to House Beautiful’s Sites We Love page!! It’s so awesome I almost don’t know what to say! I could hardly wait to share it with you! And Now Some Eye Candy While perusing YouTube, I saw these two videos both sharing an… 

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Weekend Wishes: Haute Coco

Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions. – Coco Chanel A couple of years ago I took my first trip to Paris. Until then the only city I had ever loved besides DC, was New York. But going to Paris had been a dream of mine since I… 

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Fish Tales

I am in awe of the latest gallery showing at the Mixed Greens Gallery in NYC. The show Super Uber presents the latest and greatest artist Dirk Westphal’s work. What I’m loving are his jolie laide photographs of the overbred, mutant goldfish found in his Chinatown neighborhood. Yes, maybe it… 

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{Colorful}Weekend Wishes: Brazil Edition

It has been a great week in design wonderland, I’ve met new friends and have new readers! With that in mind I’d like to  extend a big thank you and welcome to everyone who’s been reading. I’m happy you’ve joined me on my design adventures. Today, we are off to… 

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The Love List: Haute Couture Confections

How could I talk about love and not talk about one of favorite loves?  What’s that, you ask? You see, In addition to design, I’m all about Paris. I went a couple of years ago and fell in love (with the city) and I have been trying to get back… 

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{Colorful) Weekend Wishes: Absolutely Bejeweled

Whew…Friday is finally here. I’m so glad the weekend is here I can barely type. But I’ll try… Next week I’m thrilled to be going to a lecture given by jewelry designer Alexis Bittar. I actually decided to see him speak before I knew what his designs looked like but… 

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Bound by Design

This is not the blog post that I wanted to write for today but last week I read this article in The Washington Post talking about the effect our economy was having on shelter magazines. At least four that I read, Blueprint, O at Home, In Style Home and my… 

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