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Super Fly DIY: Abstract Art with Chalk

What is abstract art? So here’s the deal. Abstract art doesn’t try to represent an actual recognizable image—it’s too cool for that. Instead, artists that work in abstraction utilize random shapes, colors or any sort of forms or marks to achieve the desired look. […]

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Trendspotting with Sam Simon at the High Point Market

I traveled for the first time this month to experience the big momma of all the home furnishing trade shows, the High Point Market in North Carolina. Over 75,000 people flood the small town of High Point every six months in search of interesting finds and the hottest trends. […]...

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Design Reveal: Cute & Chic Pink Butterfly Nursery

I love the process of collaborating with other designers! You know, sometimes a design salad is exactly what is on the menu. On this special project, I was very excited to work with Bracha Schulhoff of  in Cedarhurst, New York. […] Read More...

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DIY Penguin Nursery

In design, repeating an image helps to strengthen the visual message. There is definitely power in repetition. I often think some of the best examples of this design technique come from Andy Warhol. The silver wigged artist drove this point home with his Pop Art masterpieces like his Campbell's Soup Cans below.

The couple I was working with on a recent project wanted to design a gender-neutral nursery that was unique, cute and different from anything they've seen. They called me to talk design and come up with some fresh ideas for them. After brainstorming some animal motifs, we landed on penguins. Their graphic black and white shapes and super cute aesthetic made them a perfect choice for this modern nursery. -click here to read more