There’s a yearly tradition (aka: eye candy shop) for many designers -> the Architectural Digest Home Design Show (yum!, no there isn’t any food … oh, but they did serve wine). I attended on Thursday (trade-only day) before it was open to the public. I hanged out with my pals Nate Berkus (not really, more like his stalker taking his photo), and Thom Filicia (whom I may had stared at a bit toooo long for ‘his comfort’). They are both designers that I admire. Ready for a quick tour? Below is my badge (a must-wear-item or else you get tackled! seriously).
The bench/table above are made from spring-assembled pins that moves (“springs”) to your body (“buttucks”). I admit, it was pretty comfortable, and oooh sooo unique! Then, as if I had spotted pink cotton-candy tray, I froze when I I spotted the graffiti-like ceramic stools. They are AMAZING looking in person. I want one, along with these fluffy ottomans (yes, I did the “tushy-comfort-test” = passed!)
And then …. what is this? Floating jellyfish on the wall (see below photo)? I stared at it like a child looking at candy through a glass window; artist is Peter Bynum (genius!). There’s no real marine life, it is glass art layered (3D action!) in acrylic panels = GORGEOUS!
See how I casually
elbowed stood at the side (pretending to read something) in order to take a pic of Nate (yes, we are in first name basis!). Thom …… I’m eyeballing you (he’s such a funny man). Did you ever watch the hilarious reality tv series “queer eye for the straight guy”; he was the home decorator expert cast member (they also had a chef expert, hair stylist. etc.). I miss that show!
Now feast your eyes on this beautiful art work ….
I also had the wonderful opportunity to check out all the table settings created for DIFFA Dining by Design gala event, where designers are given a 10′x10′ space (approx??) to design for a gala event that raises money for DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS). I wasn’t able to attend the event, so I was very grateful for being given access and take pics to share w/you. Check out this video from 2011 from the View where Whoopi Goldberg takes a camera into the event in 2011 (aren’t the setting gorgeous?):
Now for this year’s tables … we walk in greeted by a water-fall wall (pic on the left) designed/hosted by Ralph Lauren Home, then cool geometric design hosted by Koroseal Wallcoverings. I forgot who designed the white chairs, glam’d up table; but the baaa baaa <-my sheep impersonation (or is it a ram?) was created by Rachel Laxer w/Robert Kuo.
Did you spot the cushioned tree-swing in the wallpaper? GORGEOUS. Then there was my temptation to touch the wall of paper that hugs likes an igloo this table setting: