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Blowing My Own Horn

I was asked by the team at the Office Insights to provide some of my content from my Smart Textiles for Modern Environments CEU class that I did at NeoCon. Here's the results- a three part series published last month.   […] Read More

Smart Textiles

So honored to be asked to contribute to officeinsight after my presentation at NeoCon last month. The second part in the Smart Textiles series drops Tuesday, July 27th. Deb, I keep meaning to tell you how much I liked the article about your/your NeoCon class in the last officeinsight. I only took 1 class while […] Read More

VIP HPMKT Experience

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Don’t Underestimate the Value of Being There Join me and my design partner in crime, Jackie Von Tobel  as Soft Design Lab hosts our  VIP #HPMKT Experience to High Point Fall Market* in cooperation with High Point Market Authority. If you have never been to High Point Market or have not attended the last four […] Read More

Sunday Best

While Paris is known for great food, finding a good meal on a Sunday, when most shops and restaurants are closed, can sometimes be a bit tough. Here's a short list of recommendations in and around our neighborhood. Semilla, 54 rue de Seine, 6th - right around the corner Right in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, […] Read More

Paris Markets, Round 2

So, as I started to say in my last post, before I started talking about food(!) was that as much as I love Clignancourt, I find it to be a bit too rich for my budget. When I go to a flea market, I want to to feel like I scored a deal! And, although […] Read More

Let’s Talk Textiles

As you explore Paris on your free days during our Paris 2015 trip don't overlook the fabulous fabric shops near the Montmartre and Sentier. If you are heading for Montmartre and Sacré Coeur leave the Metro at Anvers, and walk through a maze of little streets towards the Basilica. Here you can do a little shopping […] Read More

First, to my mind there are no two more French treats than macarons and pâte des fruits. First, for those who might not yet be familiar with these ah-may-zing delectables, a little info.   A French macaron consists of a layer of buttercream, ganache or jam spread between two meringue disks. The inventor of this […] Read More

First-time travelers to Paris are always urged to visit the famed flea market–and for most that means the Puces Saint-Ouen with its permanent halls, stands and stalls filled with an overwhelming variety of covetable goods. My first visits to Saint-Ouen (also known as Clignancourt) were just about learning to navigate the rather grotty route from […] Read More

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