Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Wow...how time fly's...
One day its May, the next thing you know its September! We have been so busy with so many projects that it was literally impossible to keep up with the blog....I know...bad practice when you have a blog and any kind of following! No more...promise!
I will be posting over the next few weeks pics of inspiration, the set decorators event at the Universal Studios back lot, the gift show set ups and any other exciting thing that I have been archiving on my blackberry camera...
Keep your eyes open....if not you might just miss it
Monday, May 17, 2010
I have been busy multi tasking two different parts of my company...the design and merchandising part and the interior design part. One has always been busy when the other was slow-until now...
The great part is the economy is getting better...you can tell when you have been working with people sending emails back and forth, touching base and just letting them know you are ready when they are ready. Then, BAM!....all of a sudden everyone is ready to go at once and now at the same time as our show set ups...
This is going to be interesting...both how I handle my stress level and the lack of hours I will need in a day in order to get this all done...but somehow it always works out...
However...I will say this...I am so very very lucky to be this busy. There are so many of us out there whom are talented and without work...I have never had to go out and look for clients in either arena...we have been blessed to have all of our work come to us by word of mouth.
I had this thought after leaving a new clients house at 7:30 at night...as long as I am being considered for jobs and hired for jobs, I simply cannot complain....I have some of the most amazing clients whom all have become friends and family to me...they have taken me in and included me in their lives and for this I am so very very blessed.....its so worth it!
Monday, May 10, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Now that my schedule is beginning to pick up and my days are starting at 4:30 am and ending in the office at 5 or 6 pm, I am having to find time in other places to go through inspiration......
Somehow the gym is the one place I can go through magazines with a clear head and really look at what is going on in the world of design. I am not sure if its due to no phones, loud music on my ipod or just that its un interrupted time....but, true to my multi tasking a.d.d. personality I really do get more done this way...
While on the bike last night after tearing through the new House and Gardens I came across 9 by design on one of the 6 tv's playing on the gym walls....AMAZING!!! The couple behind some of the coolest projects and their life in design with family. Everything about it I love..from the concepting process to the split screen interviews..so inspiring and so fresh in the world of a billion design reality shows!
So...you never know where you are going to find inspiration...for me, its apparently at the gym on a bike!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
This is not an easy or quick feat by any means! I have been lucky enough to have Sarah Jones of Character Brands as a friend and a source of information and advise on how all of this social media and networking really works...
What I have learned is that while I am busy posting away, those who are searching for inspiration etc...t may not want to go through the pages and pages of info and pictures we have posted.....
The solution...we will be posting by category-Here is a list of categories that we will be blogging on and attaching information on:
and most importantly......Inspiration!
We hope this will make it easier for you to find what you are looking for and what inspires you!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Back from South Beach and re-inspired and re-energized! One thing I can say is that there is soooo much energy there! The music is the #1 factor...its amazing to go into a shop that really is not that interesting and have loud or relatively loud music going....the energy of the store changes, you want to start moving around, looking, semi dancing....even if what you are looking at is not that interesting- It is what I have always said...energy creates energy! If you think walking into a dead silent shop you are dead wrong!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
I say this as I seem to thrive under a lot of stress, long hours and no sleep...why, one wonders would you thrive in these kinds of conditions....I guess it was escape..escape to a world of being busy, happy creating and most of all avoiding what was going on in my personal life...
So- fast forward 10 months....I feel happy again, I can feel myself smile and hear myself laugh! I am learning to balance a now happy life with a work load that I cant keep up with nor do I want to now that I don't have to escape something....
Balance is something that will create more, balance will open your eyes to new things, new sights and new sounds....
I am out to find balance and with balance comes inspiration...
We leave for South Beach this Thursday- will be posting inspiration for everyone....especially me!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Kids trends are always the most fun to set up! Crystals display for the mini market captures all the fun of being a kid! Kites, dolls and play houses.... Easy display ideas for adding that extra detail to your kids vignette; Michaels or Joannes styrofoam letter wrapped in ditsy florals with phrases of "A is for apple" trailing it....
Think outside of the box....add some fun to your displays!
The start of the process! We have 2,500sq feet that we are doing a concept shop in- I have chosen the 4 seasons as its the best way to show most holidays without making it so obvious...this way "fall" can also have a bit of Halloween...etc
The fun part of this process is going to prop shops for the motion picture industry....we usually don't rent but in this case we need some big items...
Beginning of the concept shop..
What I find so frightening at this point is how big and empty it is.....I have some doubts at this moment and in the back of my head I'm talking myself off a ledge... On big jobs like this I have weeks without sleep, waking up at 3am and working things through in my mind and suddenly you find yourself at the very moment you have worried about for so long....its a little overwhelming but also sooooo exciting! This is the stress I love and thrive under....this is what its all about!