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Hechizoo: Voyages/Explorations. Lustrous textiles pay homage to Amazonian nature at Cristina Grajales Gallery

Posted on November 16, 2013 by Designer Previews

Hechizoo, a Spanish word that translates to “bewitch” is an apt description for the vibe at last week’s opening of the show Voyages /Explorations. Everyone seemed spellbound by the visual extravaganza on display at the Cristina Grajales Gallery. Colorful tableaus included vividly hued textiles, glittering metal leaves,  even a canoe, every inch of it clad with glass beads, hung from…Continue reading »


A new riff on a traditional form in Philadelphia

Posted on November 07, 2013 by Designer Previews

When artist Alexander Stadler opened his jewel-box-sized shop a little more than a year ago, near Rittenhouse Square,  in Center City Philadelphia, anyone who knew Stadler was sure it wouldn’t be ordinary. Think of the shop, Stadler Kahn as a well curated  “five & dime”  one featuring cool objects rather than safety pins or baseballs. He sells textiles of his own design,…Continue reading »


My 9 ‘finds” – 1stdibs at NYDC – last night attending Mario Buatta & Ellie Cullman booksigning party

Posted on October 30, 2013 by Designer Previews

Last night I attended an event at the New York Design Center. It was a night to toast design legends, Mario Butta and Ellie Cullman, who were there participating in a book signing. The night was sponsored by another iconic player in the design industry:  1stdibs.com and as always, when these events take place on the 10th floor of  NYDC, it’s…Continue reading »


We’re Proud: A Designer Previews Interior Designer gets another big award

Posted on October 22, 2013 by Designer Previews

At Designer Previews we’ve always been proud of the talented group of interior designers and architects we represent; but we tend not to brag. But, today, I can’t help but share good wishes to one of our — and the world’s– favorite interior designers: The uber talented Jamie Drake. For me to shine the right light, I guess it should have…Continue reading »


The rich history of modernist architecture in the Hampton’s is jeopardized by too many development spec houses

Posted on October 21, 2013 by Designer Previews

This past weekend I had the chance to show a friend, who hadn’t been here in 20 years, what the Hampton’s, so beautiful this time of year, looks like now. He had read a lot about the massive development taking place.  Being an architecture buff, he wanted to see again some of the iconic houses, like the reknowned Charles Gwathmey…Continue reading »


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