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Hello to all • this is an open letter, not to our regular readers as it is assumed you all know these points, facts. It is in a way an introduction to the new crop of readers who are regularly signing up these days.
So, the following statement is not essential but rather probably much appreciated. MM
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And the fact that design, of all things, is a language that speaks to all of us, and that we all, on various levels, understand. One doesn't have to be trained in design to feel it, to appreciate it - to be moved by it. Design, good or bad, talks to us. We are moved by the dynamics of colour, of form - we become excited by the new and different lines of a Lexus or a Tesla - or a truck. Or, the beautiful mahogany desk shown in this issue. We respond to great graphics on workout hoodies - we are moved by striking photography whether it is capturing beauty or exposing pain.
The old hackneyed expression, 'whatever floats your boat' is appropriate.
DesignReview•International is a designBlog, now entering its 5th year of publication. Recently we moved from a monthly issuance to twice monthly. We seek out current, new and old, examples of design.
That may be a camping trailer, a hammock - a computer gizmo - whatever. The standards we use to evaluate elements of design are fixed in historical pathways of design development. We admire the works of le Corbusier, the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright - we love the playful forms and finishes of great lighting design - for example, in the this issue, the cool/clever fusion of old/new in the WickLamp.
Clever - we love clever. And we work very hard to seek it out.
An important point - we do not, nor have we ever, had advertising in our publications. It is our plan to continue that policy.
Moreover, if you look at our Board of Contributors you should know that each and every one is either a graduate designer or graduate architect. Take for example Leonardo Bechini, Milan. Leo has a Master's degree in Photography. His day job is as head of design for one of the most admired fashion design magazines in Europe. His photography is edgy, jaw-dropping - be it rooted in the world of fashion or from then streets he travels. (www.leomore.net)
Hana, in Amman Jordan, is a graduate architect with a Master's degree in Digital Architecture. Along with that she is also a graduate interior designer. Her architectural partnership is well established in the middle east. (www.dimension-7.com)
Steven Hu and Vanessa Bertran, as is the case with all of the Contributor Board members, have been my design students. They are equally passionate about design. Frequent contributions by both of them are provided for publication in either mandarin or spanish, as Steven, now a Toronto resident, was born and grew up in Guangzhou while Vanessa, originally from Venezuela is a resident Montréaler.
For myself, I have spent 50+ years in the role of interior designer having been employed by Marriott Hotels International, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, architectural firms such as Gresham, Smith Partners - and numerous other enterprises. As a multi award-winning designer my work has included airports design, corporate/commercial premises, retail design, residential projects (both modest and high end luxury homes). Moreover as a Certified Graphic Designer for 25+ years the kind of projects I worked on ranged from ID/logo design, print programmes, wayfinding and web-site design.
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Elegance • we're talking élegance here
In a way this beautiful design and craftsmanship subscribes to the old saw about editing:
'Good editing is know what to leave out rather than what to put in'
Resonates with me
Pierre Writing Desk
This elegant writing desk is shown in East Indian Rosewood with a black leather or granite top insert. It has one pencil drawer plus two file drawers. Black legs and edge detailing.
Dimensions: 30"h x 73-1/2" w x 36"d
Like all Weitzman Furniture pieces, it can be customized to customer needs.
A very classy piece of furniture • could you not see a series of these in a high-class executive workroom?
Brings back the comforting aura of a warm enveloping embrace - in days gone by this might be seen in law firms or bank headquarters.
However, it would be equally wonderful in your home office - one would need to select carefully all the accoutrements that would graciously complement it. Perhaps a table lamp off on a console, like the following piece?
A portable lamp inspired by traditional candle holders.
A portable lamp inspired by traditional candle holders.
Since the dawn of humanity, light has been the force that not only chases away the darkness but also brings people together. This concept, along with the belief that light is meant to be shared, provided the inspiration for Graypants’ latest lighting design. Named Wick, this portable lamp reinterprets a traditional candle holder in a creative design. The base has a rounded shape and features a minimalist take on the classic handle; here, a metal circle rests on the edge of the base and provides a perfect grip. Rising tall, the candle-like top ends with a circular “flame” that always stays still and bright. Wick represents the idea of community and togetherness. As a result, it has a completely portable design.
Apart from the convenient handle that makes carrying Wick around easy, the lamp also comes with a rechargeable lithium battery with an USB-C cord. The user can easily make sure that Wick has plenty of juice to stay lit for hours at the heart of a family gathering, get-together with friends, a solitary reading session on a terrace, or even on a busy restaurant patio. Plus, the 1W LED has a color temperature of 2600K. This means that Wick illuminates with a warm and cozy light.
The lamp has four modes: high, medium, low, and pulse. Depending on the mode, a fully charged battery lasts for 12.8 hours on high and 115 hours on pulse. Like other Graypants lighting, Wick is designed in Seattle, Washington. It features a plated aluminum build with a golden color and an acrylic diffuser. Made for use in dry locations and dry weather conditions, Wick suits both indoor and outdoor use. Available now for pre-order, the Graypants Wick lamp will ship from October 2020 in limited quantities. Photographs© Graypants.
This, is a concept. . . . . however there is one fact that might just propel it to reality.
The design development has been carried out by one of the world' sbest know auto stylists - KYOCERA.
Oh! You don't know them? Well, they actually are in the business of designing and manufacturing printers.
And that has exactly what relevance to a veryCool retro style automobile?
Some might yell, 'plagiarism!'- but IMHO, I don't agree. If there is nothing new in design (as one hears all too often) then where is the crime in extracting some of the essence of previously great cars like the Citroen, or the Jaguar 150K class. You do recognize those lines in this don't you?
The Kyoto-based technology company have shown off their vision of an autonomous vehicle. Features include making a part of the cockpit “transparent” using optical camouflage technology that transforms the entire 1.2-metre wide screen and the A-pillars into see-through objects by displaying footage captured by outside cameras. The car’s retro-style exterior is a complete contrast to its futuristic interior because the Moeye’s design theme is ‘time’, offering an experience that runs through the history of cars, from the past to the future of automobiles envisioned by Kyocera.
WOW! Now that is wayCool, no?
From the publication NASCAR COLLECTIONS comes this review:
Alex KiersteinAuthorOct 15, 2020
Today in sentences we thought we'd never type, this Kyocera concept car features both a see-through dashboard, vibration speakers embedded in the headrests, and a lab-grown opal embedded in the center console. That's the Moeye Concept in a nutshell: a deeply, delightfully weird conceptualization of futuristic personal transportation from a Japanese company associated with electronics, but not so much cars. But instead of adopting futuristic lines and sci-fi styling tropes, the Moeye's profile recalls postwar French cars like the Citroen DS and 2CV, with a hint of Jaguar XK around the front fenders and maybe even a little Bugatti Atlantic somewhere in there. There are even knock-off style hubs laid over some very intricate and interesting wire-spoke-esque wheels.
Kyocera's not trying to break into car design, but the move is savvy—this Moeye concept stands out much more than the phone-booth-like mobility pods that are by now a cliche in this space. The mashup of timeless—or at least not of our time—design and moonshot user interface tech seems like something out of a Studio Ghibli anime, but some of the less whimsical elements look useful.
The Moeye's virtually transparent dash—Kyocera calls it "optical camouflage"—is the sort of thing companies like Jaguar Land Rover have been playing around with for a while now, in which projected camera imagery enhances outward visibility by "eliminating" blind spots created by the car itself. And it's a good idea. Meanwhile, the lab-grown opal embedded in various places in the cabin is less likely to catch on, but endearing nonetheless.
How does it go? One if by land, two if by sea? So, it would three if by land and sea?
'Cause see - this is a houseboat!
In the living area, Sky-Frame window walls capture vistas of Copenhagen harbor. The sofas are by Kibisi, the Danish brand cofounded by Ingels; the suspended fireplace is by focus, the floors are lined in Marokk concrete tile, and the artwork (far right) is by Katja Schenker.
Bjarke Ingels, founder of international architecture firm BIG–Bjarke Ingels Group, smiles through a skylight on the houseboat that he shares with his young family, Spanish architect Rut Otero and their son, Darwin.
From a recent issue of Architectural Digest is this stunning transformation of a car ferry.
By Sam Cochran
Photography by Pernille Loof and Thomas Loof Styled by Julie Lysbo October 7, 2020
The converted Norwegian ferry ship, originally named Bukken-Bruse, or “billy goat gruff,” is docked in Copenhagen’s historic harbor; bench by Hay.
For the Danish starchitect, home is a radically transformed ferryboat in Copenhagen’s harbor
Below deck, new porthole windows capture slivers of sky. The patchwork beanbags and pillows are by Ashanti Design, the puzzle-piece carpeting is by MVRDV for CSrugs, the cone pendant lights are by Louis Poulsen, and the Artemide lamps are BIG's designs.
Ingels and Otero pose on the stairs, which were painted a traditional nautical orange; the calligraphic work is by Tomoko Kawao, and the Jamen Percy photograph shows The Orb, BIG’s 2018 installation at Burning Man.
In the living area, a suspended fireplace echoes the curves of a hanging rattan “egg” chair and the semicircular floor lamp, which is made up of a modular lighting system that BIG designed for Artemide.
Ingels and Darwin below deck, seated on a patchwork beanbag by Ashanti Design.
The only thing missing from the picture above is a few of these woolly critters.
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'SHIELDED' 36" x 36"
Just goes to show ya!
One can never know where they may be 10 - 15 years in the future.
This painting is by a friend, an old client of 30+ years, Del Foxton.
Del spent the bulk of her career with Sara Lee Corporation in their TANA shoe products division, the last number of years as Vice-President, Public Relations. Del was the public face of TANA - and she was great at it. Wasn't a week that passed when she wasn't a guest on one daytime talk she or another.
What is showcased here is a small part of her studio galleries - One in Orangeville, Ontario and the other on Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas.
Interestingly, Del, who started this second career being interested, being fascinated by the history of paper-making, has evolved - is evolving still - a whole new platform of the arts, that of a paper sculptor.
It is a term which is not yet so well known in north america....but watch for it - it is certain to become more prominent as a different media expression.
Understand that the sole content, material-wise, in these pieces is only paper.
So, in taking a second look at the piece shielded, one sees:
— the three dimensionality of the piece. So it is not solely a painting, per se - it is a wall sculpture.
As are the following:
Del is an effervescent, full-of-life, woman — one who has set and met her own challenges in the world of corporate competitiveness and in the world of artistic expression. Her work has won numerous wards.
Visit her site at www.DelFoxton.com
As is the case for most all of us, Del is extremely upset by this global pandemic. Her beachfront home some 30 miles outside of Freeport is in a tiny community which has suffered extreme hardships in the last year or so. The utter and complete devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian last fall, followed closely by the Coronavirus has destroyed a great swath of the Bahamas, including Grand Bahama Island.
It has been in her own families journey through this cataclysmic time and in her unflagging assistance and help to the community and neighbours that she was inspired to create a 'strength message'.
In the adoption and total need for all to wear protective face masks she was constantly moved by the strength of her community and one day simply felt able to see the indomitable smiles, telegraphed through their face masks. In a tribute to that unbending human spirit she found a way to get into a studio and create an artistic expression in support of such human spirit. It is called, 'Read My Lips - It's Cool to be Kind' and the following are two pieces from that series. It is her hope that the creation of these pieces, out of chaos, will help to contribute much needed financial support to friends, neighbours and community in general. Bravo Del.
Both pieces are app 18" x 24" and are done on the handmade paper she creates in her studio.
Lac Lugano . . . . .
P o u r q u o i ?
I like to awake to the crisp cool fall air, the sounds of waves
lapping gently outside my window —
an early morning on the deck with a fresh-brewed
french press espresso. . . .
Why do you ask?
My time here is longingly
I crave a continuity of continuation
of sensory massage and comforts
A certainty cements my soul
knowing that, when that day comes,
that I return thus
that I shall forever remain
comforted and comfortable
wrapped in white goose down covers,
bare feet, painted toes, flirting with the water's insolence
I am here
come find me
I await thee
We have together - ensemble, completed another journey. We will pause it here — time to absorb, digest — ready yourselves for the next chapter.
In the next issue • • • • •
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looking and feeling, like fall.
That's okay - it's my favourite season of the year. I actually don't mind the cooler weather - find it invigorating, stimulating - kinda like an effervescence for the soul. And I don't mind at all the shorter sunshine hours - dusk, 6:30-ish — gentle jazz whispering in the background • the smell of chicken soup on the stovetop || all good, no?
Fall! Sortof like this but with the flicker of a fireplace seen through the mist covered windows.....
Do you not simply LOVE this?
This is the future drawn from the past. Lines of the iconic Jaguar XKE • the spirit of racing wind, of heart-pounding raw power!
This is JAGUAR • and nothing less than this should we expect from Jaguar.
Jaguar is a brand synonym with style, masculinity and class that is definitive in the automotive realms. The luxury and performance combo of the Jaguar sports cars, the new F-Type in particular is exemplary. Taking design cues from 2020 F-Type, to shape the future of Jaguar sports cars that’ll be eco-conscious, the Jaguar Consul is a glimpse of things to come. Seasoned automotive designers Gregoire Mory and Hanchang Liu have pondered over the design of a Jaguar coupe thirty years down the line, and this is what it looks like.
Consul has the aerodynamic flowing lines, ever sharper than the current generation of Jaguar cars. In particular, the rear which flows from the front and seems to be stretched right up to the taillights. The rear end is so sharp you can virtually cut a slice with it! There is some semblance of the E-Type in the exterior design as well, and why not, it is one of the most iconic sets of wheels that Jaguar has envisioned. The autonomous coupe looks bold and intimidating up-front with sharply designed squinting LED headlights. From the sides, the car bears a very toned character with the wheel arches giving it a definitive road presence. Consul is made to go at high speeds with the encapsulated windshield design that gives the riders the sensation of whizzing through on the highway. To match the sporty look overall, there are gull-winged doors that open up to the back.
The interior of the Consul has an equally distinct setup with a four-person sitting configuration. Two at either side of one seating position which extends further back. The extreme left position is equipped with a steering wheel, just in case you feel the urge to drive the car. The fourth position is right where the dashboard would be, facing the other three passengers. All the sitting configurations have a laid-back setup for the ultimate comfort. The car design is quite practical and with a bit of more inputs could see daylight in the coming years.
Designers: Gregoire Mory and Hanchang Liu
The future • it's coming
I dunno! Just had to include these. . . . . I mean, have you ever seen a manufactured product that so effectively shouts out its brand? Even without seeing the name LEGO, discreetly at the top of the tongue, you just know - THIS, is LEGO! CrazyKool for sure......heck, I'd wear a pair!
Adidas teams up with Lego to release new colourful trainers
Comment Laura AbernethyThursday 24 Sep 2020 7:43 am
Adidas and Lego have come together to create amazing colourful trainers. The sportswear experts and toy brand revealed the new design for the classic ZX 8000 sneaker, which features sections to look like the classic bricks and interchangeable pieces around the shoelaces. The tongues also feature the classic Lego red logo and you can choose from different coloured laces. The shoes will go on sale through a worldwide lottery, which is open until this Friday at 8.30am, and will cost £99.95.
They’ll launch exclusively through the Adidas app, so you’ll need to download that if you want to get your hands on a pair.
The Adidas website says: ‘It’s up to us to build the world we envision. A collaborative effort between adidas and Denmark’s iconic toy brand LEGO®, these ZX 8000 Lego Shoes are part of the A-ZX series, a global platform spanning a multitude of cultural touch points to showcase the diverse world of sneakers.
‘Bold colours and brick details reminiscent of classic LEGO® building blocks lend playful style to the throwback silhouette. Because you’re never too old to get building.’ Although the news of the collaboration was released earlier this month, fans were excited when the design was finally revealed. One person joked: ‘Now you can safely step on LEGO. While stepping IN LEGO.’ Someone else said: ‘Ok but these are actually sick.’
Play Music & Make Hands-Free Calls Safely With This Wireless Smart Mask
We’ve seen our fair share of interesting masks since the onset of COVID-19, but as the days turn into weeks, and the weeks turn into months, it’s become more difficult to find an offering that’s worth our adulation. Well, the drought has officially ended with the MASKFONE — an affordable, “hands-free” smart mask that allows wearers to take calls, listen to music, and access their virtual assistant without removing their protective barrier.
The MASKFONE is an innovative evolution of the traditional masks that we’ve seen thus far, pairing multi-layered protection and three included PM2.5 filters with a unique, built-in smart suite. An internal microphone provides access to clearer voice calls thanks to background noise isolation, while a wireless Bluetooth headset offers from eight to 12 hours of playtime/listening, whether it be to music, podcasts, audiobooks, or colleagues who need a quick opinion on an upcoming project. The mask’s sleek design is amplified by a durable, IPX5-rated twill fabric design, adjustable neoprene ear hooks, and a cable clip that can be utilized whenever you’re not interested in listening to audio. Head to MASKFONE’s website to pick up one of your own for $50, but be wary — at that price point, you shouldn’t expect genre-leading quality.
ARCHITECTURE : : By Ellie Strathaki
MVRDV’s new glass building in Detroit’s Eastern Market is a love letter to the city
MVRDV’s new glass building in Detroit’s Eastern Market is a love letter to the city
Dutch architecture studio MVRDV has been commissioned to design new office and retail building Glass Mural, which will incorporate work by artists DENIAL and Sheefy McFly
MVRDV has been commissioned to create a new office and retail building in Detroit’s Eastern Market. Titled Glass Mural, the structure is conceived as a celebration of its historic area – the largest public farmers market in the United States. The colourful scheme will also incorporate murals by artists DENIAL and Sheefy McFly.
‘Over the last 20 years The Eastern Market has become the epicenter of the creative community in Detroit,’ says MVRVD’s Winy Maas. ‘The gritty "industrial" neighbourhood has become filled with public murals, thanks to the annual Murals in the Market festival, which was recently named by the Smithsonian as one of the five most important public art festivals in the world.’
Responding to this, the building’s printed glass facade skin embraces the area’s vibrancy and art by taking the existing mural by DENIAL, found on the old brick building on site, and visually preserving it on this new ‘canvas’ made of glass, stretched around all four sides of the building. This has been welcomed by the artist.
‘I feel that the physical integration of the original public artwork into the glass architecture of the building is about the permanent preservation of an idea for the future to experience, as public art is more often than not, an ephemeral form of art,’ says DENIAL. ‘To incorporate the artwork and history of the building into the new imagination of the structure is a beautiful homage to a true epoch of change in the Eastern Market district and for Detroit. I really think it will serve as an inspiration to people and it really mirrors the unique characteristics of the market, which is exactly why I fell in love with that area of Detroit. I am extremely fortunate to have champions behind me who believe in the ideas my work speaks to.’
Glass Mural, sat at the intersection of Russell and Division Street, will span 3716 sq m and three floors, as a stack of three translucent glass boxes; one will showcase DENIAL’s piece, the other will feature a ‘flat façade finish’ to provide an opportunity for different artists to use it over time, and the third one will depict a newly commissioned mural by Sheefy McFly, one of the city’s emerging artists. Balancing coloured areas with clear ones will ensure the businesses inside get openings and plenty of natural light.
Ed note: : Personally and professionally I applaud this initiative. This is a fantastic example of harnessing the imagination of a cityscape, of a neighbourhood. MVRDV has seized the fingerprints of the area and translated them into a clever, colourful and hugely celebratory statement - one that does reflect its residents, occupants.
Toronto, in an effort to combat and control runaway graffiti (something that Montréal just can't seem to come to grips with) established an area in the core of downtown, Queen/Spadina - and turned a whole alleyway over to the cities graffiti artists. In fact it even has a street sign - Graffiti Alley.
And this is, perhaps, graffiti of a different ilk - controlled graffiti.
The French Museum of Fashion and Lace, Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode, was opened in a restored 19th-century factory building to honor the lace-making tradition in the city of Calais. Recently, one of the walls of the museum was graced by the hands of the Warsaw-based artist NeSpoon, who spray-painted it with an intricate lace design.
The museum is located in the city of Calais, which is well known for its lace-making tradition
For this project, the artist chose a machine lace pattern designed in 1894 that she found in the museum archive
The artist describes all her works as being “somewhere in between street art, pottery, painting, sculpture, and jewellery.” Most of NeSpoon’s works consist of prints of traditional laces made in clay or painted on walls.
“Why laces? Because in laces there is an aesthetic code, which is deeply embedded in every culture. In every lace we find symmetry, some kind of order and harmony, isn’t that what we all seek for instinctively?” reads the artist’s Behance profile
“Calais in northern France is famous for its lace-making tradition. In the past, local factories employed 40,000 people in the lace-making industry,” reads the description of the project. “Today in the city exists a unique lace museum. It is housed in a recently restored 19th-century factory building. In addition to the great collection of lace, it holds 200-year-old, still working lace-making machines. Learning how to control this machine at the master level took up to 12 years. The weaving master controlled 11,000 threads at the same time.”
This article was researched and written by: Julija Svidraitė
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So you're thinking, probably, that this is a weird homemade attempt at a space capsule.
You can now rent this sustainable Airship in the Scottish Highlands via Airbnb
Who said staycations had to be boring?
I'm thinking, 'I could handle this for a week - or six. . . . . '
Anyone in search of a unique staycation need look no further, as this secluded Airship in Drimnin, Scotland, ticks all the right boxes — and it's available to rent via Airbnb.
With more of us opting for holidays closer to home, there's no greater time to find an off-the-beaten-track location away from the crowds.
This interesting property — known as Airship 002 — is a sustainable and insulated aluminum pod designed by architect firm, Roderick James. With wrap-around views of the Sound of Mull and unique interiors, it's quirky, comfortable and as cool as can be.
Step inside and you'll discover one bedroom with plenty of amenities to ensure you have a relaxing stay, plus a coffee maker, quaint kitchen, Wi-Fi, bathroom, small seating area and a lovely patio, too. Sitting on four acres of land, it's the ideal place for adventure seekers in need of something special.
The main pull here, however, has to be the stellar views: right in the heart of the Sound of Mull, guests will be surrounded by still waters, grazing sheep, soaring eagles and inquisitive deer popping their heads round to say hello. It's a place popular with ramblers, so don't forget your walking boots if you do book in.
One recent guest said: 'This has to be the most amazing place we've ever had the pleasure of staying. Airship 002 is quirky, unique, extremely comfortable and beautifully designed.' While another added: 'Totally magic. All the other reviews are right. Really unique and special place. Insane views. Bigger and more comfortable than expected too. If you can go, just go!'
The unique Airship has risen in popularity in recent months, with Airbnb naming it as one of UK's most wish-listed unique stays.
Original post written by: Lisa Walden
So we'll begin, and end, with superb examples of form/function/fantasy. . . . . 60 years ago this was the epitome of automotive design elegance for the regular folk. MG was an amazing innovator of style and design - when they moved from this model, the MGA - to the MGB, they lost that connection. And although the MGB was a great success in the north american market it's lines never came close to the elegant statement evident here. Pity that.
Mention an outlaw build and the first thing that comes to mind are Porsche 911s and 356s. That doesn't mean Stuttgart has a monopoly on what an outlaw is — and this MGA outlaw by the Petersen Automotive Museum proves the point. The first frame-off restoration done completely in-house by the Museum, this MGA has been totally disassembled down the last nut and bolt. The 1.6-liter dual overhead cam four has a hotter camshaft profile and larger twin carbs for better breathing. Disc brakes replace the original hydraulic drums, and all-new modern suspension components bring out the best in one of history's all-time great roadsters. A black exterior is set off by wire wheels and a stunning Oxblood leather interior add a touch of classic British class. The car is set to be auctioned off by the Petersen Automotive Museum on September 26, 2020.
The end of yet another issue. Little in the way of architecture in this post - except perhaps the architecture of thought • an exploration of design thinking, of design relevance. And of the comforts, of design.
Hopefully you've found it enjoyable.
: : NEXT ISSUE : :
• the story and work of master papermaker Del Foxton
• a mostCool portable hammock
• yet another neat small mobile camper
• a novel modular housing concept
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As a professional interior designer (45+ years) and as a Certified Graphic Designer (25 years) I have devoted my life to the pursuit of design excellence. Winner of numerous design awards I have also spent 25+ years teaching Interior Design.....the greatest quote regarding design is: the greatest faux pas in design is irrelevance
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