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GS 2014: Last Chance to Register!

GS 2014: Last Chance to Register!

GS14_DRKStacked.jpgThe Diva is getting so excited for GlobalShop 2014! Taking place next week, March 18-20 in Sin City, the show promises to be the most exciting one yet, chock full of innovative products, inspiring conference sessions and plenty of parties. Diva already registered for the show months ago, but just in case it slipped your mind during a busy first quarter (Diva completely understands), she thought she’d send out a quick reminder to all her retail design pals. So, don’t forget to register for the show at Globalshop.org and use promo code “LAST5OFF” to score $5 off expo passes. Pre-Registration closes on March 15. Continue reading →

Celebrate St. Paddy’s at Our GS Party!

Celebrate St. Paddy's at Our GS Party!

dr_fleetwood_partylogo.jpgBust out your green garb (and yes, even that green bow tie or those crazy green stilettos stashed in the back of your closet) for the design:retail party, presented by Fleetwood, on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. Taking place from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. at The miX Lounge at the top of THEhotel in Las Vegas, the pre-show party will offer up cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, in addition to stunning views of The Strip and plenty of networking with fellow designers and retail friends. Better yet: the party is free to attend with an RSVP at designretailonline.com/fleetwood (vendors and manufacturers outside of our sponsor company are not permitted to attend). Continue reading →

Mirrored Marvel

Mirrored Marvel

Kusama_SoulsofMillions-600x450As a young child, I remember sitting backward atop my bathroom counter, opening the mirrored medicine cabinet and looking at the seemingly infinite reflections of myself in the wall mirror. The reflections behind me would move and change as I moved the mirrored door, transfixing me with looking-glass worlds beyond the one I occupied.

Seeing pictures of renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s recent multipart exhibition at New York’s David Zwirner Gallery, “Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away,” brought that vignette of a memory flooding back, though Kusama’s room is admittedly much cooler.

Part of a larger exhibition called “I Who Have Arrived in Heaven,” which ran in November and December 2013, “Infinity Mirrored Room” was arguably one of the year’s standout installations. Continue reading →

Drink It In

Drink It In

sparklingbubbles01_3Coca-Cola is arguably one of the most artistically celebrated brands of our time. But typically, it’s the can, bottle or glass that gets all of the glory.

To celebrate the unveiling of the updated iconic “Heritage Glass” by designer Thomas Meyerhoffer in Tokyo (the first display of the new glass was in Paris’ Collette boutique), French architect and designer Emmanuelle Moureaux created an accompanying art installation.

“Sparkling Bubbles” features 800 acrylic spheres that are filled with tiny bubbles and suspended from the ceiling. They float out from the glass in a vortex, hovering for all to see. The bubbles allude to the experience of the fizz that bursts forth from a freshly poured Coke, only to tickle your nose and party on in your mouth. Continue reading →

Jean Paul Gaultier Hits Brooklyn

Jean Paul Gaultier Hits Brooklyn

IMG_2546Two years ago, fashion found its home in art museums, catapulted by the impressive critical and public reception of Alexander McQueen’s “Savage Beauty” exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. But this fall, artful fashion is finding its home, not just in a museum, but one in Brooklyn, with the innovative and interactive, punchy and poignant Jean Paul Gaultier tour de force exhibition on view now at the Brooklyn Museum, titled “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.”

Perhaps an indicator that it was time for haute couture to hit Brooklyn was the pool of chic Gaultier-clad editors who opted to take the subway to the press preview (some were seen looking lost along the way). Continue reading →