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Shana Sigmond

Rolling Through Traffic

Shana Sigmond | Posted 09.29.2013 | HuffPost Home
Shana Sigmond

Moviemaking, in the end, is visual storytelling. Designing spaces -- what I do now -- is largely the same thing. And I couldn't do it without having done what I did in film.

Reuse and Recycle

Shana Sigmond | Posted 09.22.2013 | Style
Shana Sigmond

So the next time you look at that errant chair or another household item and think "Craigslist," hold on. Take a moment to do a mental audit of your friends' homes, then offer it to someone for what it is: something you think they might like.

A Sense of Our Sense

Shana Sigmond | Posted 09.15.2013 | Style
Shana Sigmond

Experimenting in the kitchen, concocting new things, is no different for me than designing an object, a piece of furniture or an entire hotel -- it's just that you can engage with your creation much more quickly.

It's the Small Things

Shana Sigmond | Posted 09.08.2013 | HuffPost Home
Shana Sigmond

beauty, sentiment -- none trumps the act of living. We don't take up residence in museums, and we shouldn't aspire to. Homes are meant to be lived in, and as a result, things sometimes break.

Experience of a Lifetime

Shana Sigmond | Posted 09.01.2013 | Style
Shana Sigmond

I have pieces on my walls that I bought for $5, ones given to me as gifts, those I found while traveling, some that once hung in my parents' home, a few I made myself, several made by friends... and even, yes, a couple I bought at galleries.

You've Got Style

Shana Sigmond | Posted 08.25.2013 | Style
Shana Sigmond

Picking three words that define your style, I find, helps greatly. Do you want your home to be cozy, serene, comfortable, happy, colorful, light, dense, spare? For me, it's textured, layered and varied.

Let It Rip

Shana Sigmond | Posted 08.18.2013 | Style
Shana Sigmond

Dancers do it. Punk rockers do it. Fashion houses do it. And I do it too. Rip clothes. Not out of anger. Not because they're bulging at the seams. We do it because it makes our clothes our own.

Diamonds Really Are Forever

Shana Sigmond | Posted 08.11.2013 | Style
Shana Sigmond

"No pressure, no diamonds," as the saying goes. Whether the degree of pressure results in diamonds large or small, all are precious to the wearer. This is a story of the pressure exerted by the two diamonds that have meant the most to me.