May 29, 2011

Summer Brings New Burst of Inspiration

Summer is here and the flowers in LA are amazing, sparking my inspiration clock to start ticking on overtime. So i decided to start on a few more collages, which i really haven't done for a few years (distracted by giving birth to 3 boys)...But off I go again, and perfect timing since CLIC Gallery just opened in Cannes, where they are currently showing my if you happen to be in that neighborhood this summer, please stop by!
Also getting ready to start the new line for Matouk bedding, so I will keep you abreast of that progress too! Happy Memorial Weekend to all!

May 26, 2011

Let The Games Begin!

Nothing says summer like a little backgammon. Backgammon is one of the oldest board games, believed to have begun in Mesopotamia during the time of the Persian Empire. The game of Kings and for good reason, it is fun,  portable (as you can see from the Slim Aarons image above) and very important to complete every home. My father was a huge backgammon player and hence I was brought up on the game. I happened to include the table/ area  in our house in Bahamas (below) that I learned and played backgammon for most of my life.

Lyford Cay, Bahamas backgammon room. A very big sport in Lyford!

Although I am more a fan of the classic leather or needlepoint backgammon board, here is a fun backgammon board from Ara and Jack Peterson
Another classic is the tric-trac table above from 1stdibs, which happen to be beautiful I actually have one exactly like this that was a gift from my father when he passed away. I love it (although for the last few years it sadly found its place as a baby changing table in my NY apartment, but not for long, as I have transported it to Southampton for a little summer celebration!
The classic...T. Anthony. A splurge, but a must.

Jonathan Adler makes a fun needlepoint version too, but his website images are to blurry so here is the link

Additionally eBay has some of the best, slightly aged leather backgammon boards...That is were I go to get them!


May 11, 2011

Like a Bee to Honey

It is safe to say I have taken to Los Angeles like a bee to honey. Whatever East coast snobbery i may have been harboring when I relocated here 3 years ago has shirley faded away with the sunshine. I must admit there is something wonderfully special about living with a grassy lawn, swimming pool, endless blooming flowers and sunshine year round...And to make things even better, my sister Arianne, five years my elder just moved down the street from me. So besides having a peaceful retreat to escape to, I have a sister (whom I love) that inspires me every day with her incredibly effortless taste. (as you can see in the photos above). I couldn't"t resist sharing her totally cool pad. She happens to race racehorses (and rides them) hence the beautiful horse images everywhere. Ciao Ciao, off to swim some laps in her Balinese feeling swimming pool!

May 5, 2011

LULU DK china is in!

Here is a new china line I created for Neiman Marcus. It will be available through  any day and available at Neiman Marcus Stores in June. Fun fun fun. Will also be available through other stores. Call my office at 212-223-4234 for more information.