We fell in love with Chriselle Lim the moment we laid eyes on her gorgeous blog, The Chriselle Factor, and when we found out she was in the market for a new nursery we jumped on the opportunity to help her create a beautiful new space for her and baby Chloe! (Little Chloe hasn't made her appearance yet... but soon!)
Just because boomers are getting older doesn't mean they are leaving the scene. They are not going to be the generation that retires quietly to old age ghettos (aka 'retirement communities'). In fact, savvy businesses are recognizing that boomers are a force to be reckoned with.
Large established organizations and small entrepreneurial ventures alike now understand that design is important to their business success. Could the next step be for these organizations to actually become design centric?
At SXSW Interactive, it's all about community and innovation. It undoubtedly stands up to the self-proclamation as "the place to preview the technology of tomorrow today."
On the list of Canada's biggest exports -- Justin Bieber, maple syrup, Swedish Fish (yes, they're made in Ontario) -- design has never ranked particularly high. But that's about to change: Young Canucks are blazing a new trail.
You can do better than empty takeout boxes.
Swap out your summer drapes with thick ones for the winter. Cold air will have a hard time trying to make its way through heavy materials, so invest in some insulating drapes or thermal curtains.
Be daring. A vibrant shade in an unexpected spot brings a space to life.
How can one live comfortably in a small place? Not only is it possible, but also it can be done in style with clever ideas that adapt to the needs and lifestyle of the occupants of a given space.
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A few years ago, when L.A.-based designer Michael S. Smith was working on a new visitors' center for Sunnylands (now a museum and unofficial western Camp David), he found himself captivated by Ichpa Mayapan.
In addition to creating dreamy spaces, these top architects and decorators also design some seriously stunning home furnishings. Here are a few of our favorite pieces.
Paris-based Jonathan Liang is the creative director of both his namesake label and as of last year, also of Malaysian brand Dude and the Duchess. Calling the Malaysia-born a workaholic would certainly be an understatement.
I think it's important for me to remember that that's all that art is really meant to do -- to start a conversation. Fashion is a way for me to interpret thoughts and feelings that I can't quite express any other way.
In an era where people at restaurants peruse their smart phones instead of talking to that person sitting across from them (and detox solutions to screen addiction are a growing market), this zeitgeist is more than welcome.
Vance Burke has designed interiors for celebrities, philanthropists, influencers and fashion designers. I wanted to interview Burke for FINEPHILIA to hear more about his career and perspective.