1. I remember meeting photographer Tria Giovan at a Southern Accents showhouse a dozen years ago and thinking that she was probably the coolest woman on the planet. Since then I’ve had the pleasure of shooting with her and creating a number of gorgeous feature stories for Traditional Home, New England Home and Better Homes & Gardens. Tria’s just released a beautiful tabletop book called Sand Sea Sky: The Beaches of Sagaponack filled with the most ethereal images.
2. Second only to Tria for coolest woman on the planet status would have to be author and style maven Susanna Salk who has also just come out with a new book titled Be Your Own Decorator: Taking Inspiration and Cues From Today’s Top Designers, which she describes not as a how-to book, but a why not? That’s just so Diana Vreeland to me! Besides loving the ballsy title and the yumlicious images (there’s even something in there that I styled!) I love the concept. This is a book that really shows the home as a personality, something some magazines are missing.
3. Also making the cool girl list has to be artist and fabric designer Lulu deKwiatkowski, who I met this week at the Boston Design Center along with Susan North, the creative director for Schumacher. I was asked to interview the two of them about Lulu’s new line of children’s fabrics in front of a crowd of about 150 interior designers. Look for more on the fabrics on the blog next week.
4. This week Facebook acquired Instagram for a billion dollars. I started posting there after I learned about it at the Design Bloggers Conference in L.A. and have been addicted to it ever since. I love the instant sharing, the photo filters and seeing what my friends and style gurus are up to. Here’s a photo I’ve shared.
5. I am beginning to think that decorating for Easter trumps Christmas. There’s just too much fun to be had with those eggs. We incorporated nail polish this year, which seams to be a hit.