New Site for Mecox Gardens, and a Discount for Visiting

Mecox Gardens, that most stylish of home furnishings and accessories shops, has become an indispensable resource for designers and design aficionadas everywhere. Just try getting through an issue of House Beautiful, Veranda, or Elle Decor without a Mecox Gardens credit. You can’t….So this is exciting news: Mecox Gardens has a new website. And the selection is HUGE. It’s a one-man Pinterest. It’s Houzz at a glance. It’s very good…


What’s Black and White and Red All Over? A Scalamandre Zebra Tote Bag

So I’m standing in the misty rain Thursday morning waiting for the bus to Long Island when I spy the distinctive silhouette of designer¬†Steven Stolman, ¬†currently president of the venerable textile manufacturer Scalamandr√©. And then I spy his tote bag. It’s a bit early in the morning for this kind of talk but I sidled… Continue reading What’s Black and White and Red All Over? A Scalamandre Zebra Tote Bag


Just Back From Lost Angeles

Have to admit it is exciting to be in Los Angeles for Oscar weekend and friend Alex Hitz’s super fun party which ended at around 2 with the diehards gathered around the kitchen island singing at the tops of their lungs to every song, using whisks as microphones. Umhmm. I’m not saying I was one… Continue reading Just Back From Lost Angeles