September Design Favorites

Beloved at the Gift Show


The New York Gift Show in August was filled with many treasures, but we were completely under the spell of this ABC Sampler, sporting beautiful illustrations intertwined with the Italian hand-embroidered alphabet from Sferra Fine Linens.


Save the Date



Sunday, September 13, 2009
Bucks County, Pennsylvania

amfAR’s fifth annual Bucks County benefit will feature a special cabaret performance along with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dessert.

At the home of Jill Kearney and Steve McDonnell
7248 Groveland Road
Pipersville, Pennsylvania

4:00 p.m. Cocktails and gourmet hors d'oeuvres
5:00 p.m. Performance
6:00 p.m. Coffee and Dessert

Featuring a special performance by Ann Hampton Callaway

Catered by DiSh Catering 

We have designs against HIV/AIDS, and amFAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, is fighting the good fight. Help them out by contributing to or attending their fantastic upcoming Bucks County Cabaret event featuring one of the true stars of cabaret.

Click here for ticket ordering information.


Breakfast in Bed



We found this Peter White breakfast tray, called, Le Petit Dej, in DR Acrylic in white, yellow, and red. Isn't it wonderful?  


Pet Portraits




Richard's Baby

Lilly's Hot Tamale

Just Another Dog Day Afternoon

New Jersey painter Judy Henn does "whatever made me happy," and it's great when she recently combined her love for painting interiors with her love of pets. "I thought it would be fun and funny to include them in my work." She's now completed over 60 dog portraits, and she's being commissioned to paint portraits for other people's pets. For more information, contact Judy at Robin's Egg Gallery.


Tips for the IKEA Shopper


Are you one of the hundreds of thousands who are addicted to IKEA Swedish meatballs and their famous hot dogs? Or do you go there for inexpensive and stylish furniture? Whatever the reason, the folks at Howcast have some tips in this IKEA shopping video.

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