March 31, 2012

Albert Hadley Dies at 91

A legend dies....So sad. Since the start of my career, I have always been greatly inspired by Albert Hadley. He brought a style, color, and innovation that was ahead of its time. To read about his wonderful life, please go here. As a child my father had his house decorated by Sister Parish during the time Parish-Hadley Interiors was at its height of recognition. I never met Mr Hadley then, but once i started my career in the design world, I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Albert Hadley a few times. The first time i had ever seen him was when he came to visit my Ebay Designer Showroom. I was chuffed as he walked from one side of the room to the other approvingly, shoock my hand graciously and left down the stairs. Next I went over to his precious townhouse office around the corner from mine in NY on Madison and the 60's. He kindly lent me whatever photos i wanted for my upcoming book. His office was like an apartment filled with memorable items and was quintessential Hadley style. The next and last time I met Albert Hadley I went soft at the knees when I noticed he had come to hear me make a presentation about my design process at the Donghia Showroom in NY. Such a gentle, wise, talented man...I will most certainly always look to his touch of creativity and passion in all my years to come. Say hello to my mother and father Mr Hadley, I am sure they would love to greet you in Heaven!

March 25, 2012

Some things I am loving (and most definitely need in life)

Floral Japanese Washi Tape Little Garden Paper Flower Pattern Masking Tapes Set of 3
Floral Japanese Washi Tape Little Garden Paper Flower Pattern Masking Tapes Set of 3
Washi Tape

Brown Washi Tape Horizontal Striped Lines 15mm Japanese MT Masking Tape - PrettyTape
Navy Blue Washi Tape Horizontal Striped LINES 15mm Japanese MT Masking Tape - PrettyTape
Classic Stripe Masking Tape
I use so much tape for everything and just hate seeing bland packages sent by UPS. Why aren't boxes colored and decorated? So maybe that would be a little busy, but adding some great colored cool, pretty, fun, unique, elegant is that!

masking tape notebook, brown notebook, with striped colored washi tapes, custom made for you,  for all your thoughts
Colorful Japanese Masking Washi Tape Pack of 12 - Pretty Rainbow
Masking Tape
And these amazing colored tapes to decorate packages, presents, books, or Easter Eggs!

Modern Decorative Eco Cotton Tape - for Stamping - White Deco Tape (S)
Eco Cotton Fabric Tape: And this fabulous fabric tape that sticks to glass...Love! Very important when i have family parties and need to prevent children from drinking out of certain potent fruity cocktails! Or you can put them on your painted Easter eggs with a note to Grandma.

Self adhesive fabric masking tape / fabric sticker  - Floral lawn ( multi)
Fabric Masking Tape...And hello! I could tape my wrist with these amazing fabric tapes

Koi Fish Rubber Stamp Japanese ( Small )
fish stamp (You could use these on Easter Eggs too!)
Striped Feather - Hand Carved Stamp
feather stamp
Peacock Feather Hand Carved Stamp
Peacock Feather
I am a total fan of the handwritten thank you, love, hello, good-bye note, and what better way to make it charming and personal then by adding these really pretty stamps to any white (or colored) stationary...or to put them all over a present wrapped in simple white paper
Custom Stamps :Or you can make your own at the Stamp Maker!

Melissa & Doug Stamp Pad And this is the best stamp pad out there. I love to get half the stamp in one color and the other half in the color next to it, so the design comes out multi-colored...It can make a really beautiful design.

March 19, 2012

My New Children's Line for Schumacher

Designing for the Sophisticated Child
This is an exciting week for LULU DK at West Week. If you happen to be in LA, I will be speaking at the Schumacher showroom at the Pacific Design Center at 2pm. This invite shows a sneak peak preview of the new fabric line I have created for Schumacher (sadly i cant show more, as it will be in Elle Decor shortly). I will post more images when I am able, but if you are in LA, please stop by. I can say that the line is full of fun, color, sophistication...embroideries and also prints.