magna carta holy grail cover jay z

It’s been a while since I’ve done a #nowplaying post, mainly because it’s been a while since I’ve really been listening to music. Thanks to Tina telling me for months (even a year) that I have to sign up for Spotify Premium, I finally did before the holidays and have been listening to music, non-stop ever since.

With all 12 of his albums available, it seems that I’ve been listening to 8 hours + of Jay Z,

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Street Etiquette Sartorial Sounds

I was introduced to Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs, the Bronx-based lifestyle bloggers behind Street Etiquette, via the blog of Canadian Interior Designer Nam Dang-Mitchell.

Since founding the Street Etiquette blog in 2008, Mr. Kissi and Mr. Gumbs, both 23,  have been renowned for their contributions to men’s fashion and sought after for their perspectives on all things style.  Posts on Street Etiquette cover the modern and the historical,

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What better way to spike our holiday cheer and gear up for the New Year than with a festive NYE-extravaganza-style Bollywood video and design inspiration to match?:

The song Aap Jaisa Koi by Nazia Hassan is from the 1980 Indian Bollywood film Qurbani – the glamorous actress is none other than Zeenat Aman.

Keep on dancing and we will keep the design inspiration coming: see below!

Image of the ceiling of Trilogy Nightclub,

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I seriously may be posting about the Holidays right through to the end of year.


I love the Holiday season so much and Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas is one of my favorite Holiday albums, one that I could happily mix in throughout the year. Although we have it on CD and have uploaded to our itunes, I love this image of the album’s original record cover.

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In life there are experiences so overwhelmingly amazing that a few months are required to process them.  In my design life – my career – that industry event has without a doubt been Blogfest 2011. Blogfest is the brain-child of Beth Greene, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Branding for Kravet – indisputably the  most well reputed fabric and furnishings house in interior design today.  A woman in the moment,

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