Your Guide To A Long Weekend in Havana, Cuba

Cuba is one of the most magical places I’ve ever visited. It’s also one of the most colorful. I’ve always been fascinated by the pictures I’d seen of the mid-century cars in candy colors, and buildings painted in pastel hues. I just knew visiting would be a visual feast, and worth the complications of US-Cuba travel-restrictions. And it was! Note: Unfortunately since I last visited, these complications have become quite a bit ...

Best Print-Mixing at the Spring ’18 Shows

It’s no secret that I love print-mixing. Plaids with leopard print? Yes, please! Camo with stripes? Of course! So you can imagine how excited I was to see so much print-mixing happening on the Spring 18 runways. And it was trending in all the cities, not just New York. Although Marc Jacobs, a hometown favorite,  might just take the prize for most eclectic and colorful show of the whole month. (You can ...

Artist Spotlight: Tracey Emin

I’m a big fan of artist Tracey Emin. Particularly her work in neon.  Her neon, like much of her work, focuses on language, sometimes containing swear words and misspellings, and is confessional and highly personal in nature. It is truthful and provocative- she tells us both the wonderful and terrible truths about her own life. It is just this highly personal and confessional nature of her work that appeals to me. There’s a ...

Top 5 Color Trends From The Spring 2018 Shows

I’ve been following the Spring 2018 shows for the past month now. For work, it’s essential to know what’s trending on the runways, especially color trends. I don’t talk too much about my work on here, but I work for Kate Spade doing Concept, Color & Print. So it’s helpful to know what other designers are doing with color and print, sometimes to avoid doing something repetitive. Or to see if there ...

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Get hungry: check out the best food-inspired Pantone art

In the worlds of graphic, industrial, and fashion design  (and probably other forms of design I’m missing) Pantone swatches are key for color matching. To get that perfect peony-pink shade in the final product, many designers match the intended shade with a Pantone swatch for consistency and clarity. So It’s no wonder many artists and designers are inspired by the the amazing spectrum Pantone offers. There has been a lot of Pantone-inspired ...

Artist Jaime Keiter’s ceramic sculptures add a graphic pop to your walls

A work colleague recently introduced me to these gorgeous ceramic sculptures by Georgia- based artist Jaime Keiter. After nearly 10 years working as an editor and art director for publications like Lucky and Vogue in NYC, Jamie relocated to Atlanta. When a friend suggested they enroll in ceramics classes on a whim, the idea for these one of a kind ceramic pieces crystalized. While working at Lucky magazine, she became interested in ...

Memphis is Having a Moment, Again

Chances are you are familiar with the Memphis style of design, even if you don’t know the name. Think Saved by the Bell or Pee Wee’s Playhouse. It’s a style characterized by colorful and asymmetrical shapes, bold patterning and contrasting colors, often using plastic laminate as a core material. The Memphis Group was an Italian design and architecture collective, founded by Ettore Sottsass in Milan in the early 80’s (big surprise). The ...

Editorial Spotlight: Simply Shocking by Steven Meisel

Last week my mom called to ask me if dad could throw away all my old Vogues from the late 90s. I couldn’t bear it! Such treasures! The call happens every spring, and I know the rational thing to do would be to chuck them. But I’m a bit sentimental- they are a big part of what sent me down this career path. The internet was not the resource it is today, ...

Why Gucci-Mania shows no signs of letting up

There’s been a lot of excitement over designer Alessandro Michele’s quirky maximalism at Gucci over the past year. Not since Tom Ford helmed the brand in the late 90's has there been so much hype and enthusiasm over Gucci. And it appears he has no plans to arrest that momentum with his latest venture, the highly-anticipated launch of Gucci decor. Its bold and colorful, featuring lots of flora and fauna imagery mixed ...

Poster House Museum Pop-Up

Follow my blog with Bloglovin A museum dedicated to the art of the poster is set to open in NYC in late 2018. The Poster House will be renovating the former Tekserve space at 119 W 23rd street, for a cost of nearly $6 million, reports the Wall Street Journal. While I was sad to see Tekserve go, I couldn’t ask for a better replacement. In late September, Poster House will be hosting a ...