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One of the things that is truly amazing about blogging and digital magazines is the ability to turn content around at lightning fast speed. I had a great time working on the market section of the October issue of Lonny with Michelle Adams. The opportunity to work with Michelle, and to take new products and serve them up alongside Internet finds in the tried and true Lonny format was an amazing one. Being included in the We Went Mad For section was great too, as I got to put my stamp on new home accessories and fun finds in my sight line. Legions of devoted followers look to the magazine, created in 2009, for pretty, edgy, iconic and forward - thinking livable design ideas. Bearing that in mind, Lonny recently launched an ipad app, Lonny Magazine, so you can get your fix anytime, anywhere.
Getting to share market trends as they are bubbling up is part of the allure. Natural Selection, the trend-focused market section, highlighted the faux and the real rocks and minerals we have been seeing everywhere of late. From fabrics and wallpapers to drawer pulls and accessories, the glamorous chunky rocks are stars.
With great choices available, it was hard to decide what to leave out.
I always enjoy seeing what Michelle picks for this section-- sometimes she goes femme, other times she goes edgy glam. Nina Freudenberger, a gal that has her design mind very together, was also included.
There are companies out there, such as Waylande Gregory, that are always on my radar because they rarely make a design misstep.
On a trip to LA over the summer, I uncovered Garde, a totally chic design destination in West Hollywood started by a former fashionista turned Belgian design aficionado.
Taking editing and display to a new level, her shop oozes with minimalist beauty. Handmade, artistic collections have design purists running to visit.
When I was perusing the West Elm website for finds as I often do, I found that one of my favorite tabletop designers had created a capsule collection for the brand. Sydney Albertini Studios creates highly saturated plates with abstracted designs. This collab is a chance to score her work for a steal.
He does it all. Or at least it seems he does. Nate Berkus simultaneously launched his new book, A Life That Matters alongside a big debut with Target. This Midwestern wunderkind does it again.
The cool thing is, The Collection will be constantly refreshed, so there are new discoveries to be made on a regular basis.