Archives for: October 2011

From My Pumpkin Patch to Yours .... Happy Halloween!

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I considered going to pick my own pumpkin ..... 
but it started to snow!!!!

Instead ..... off I went to Barbara Trujillo Antiques,
 in Bridgehampton,
home to the best "vintage Halloween accessorations"!!!! 

Of course, I couldn't pick just one ....
 So, this divine collection has a new "patch"!!!!! 

Once an "accessorator" ...... always an "accessorator"!!!

Milk Design Concept @ "Home" in London's East End!!!

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Luca & Nathalie Bomio have created an extremely well edited
selection of furniture, fashion, and design at
Shoreditch High Street, London.

The "accessorator" loves the extensive selection 
of Fornasetti products ..... including
ceramics, furniture, pillows and wall coverings!!!!

This fall the store launched a collection of limited edition vases 
curated by Barnaba Fornasetti (son of Piero) .....
combining the Fornasetti "look" with the 
workmanship of Bitossi Ceramiche!!!!

Selecting only pieces they love, 
the Bomio's have one of the chicest design stores in London ....
a "must" stop for all "accessorators"!!!! 

Yarn Wrapped Poles Celebrate JouJou's @ MXYPLYZYK!

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Every NYC design junkie knows "accessorator favorite"
Kevin Brynan & Bill Cleary's
a Greenwich Street design tradition!!!!

But, if you happen to walk past it by mistake,
these divine yarn wrapped construction poles scream ....
"look at me"!!!

The store windows and the poles celebrate
a unique collection of creatures called
"JouJou" dolls!!!

This bevy of colorful knit beauties
are handmade by a Haitian women's cooperative,
from recycled and donated yarns ....
it's a fabulous project!!!

And, in addition to paying the woman a fair wage,
one dollar from the sale of each doll 
goes back to the coop .....
helping to empower the women's self sufficiency!!!!

P.S. ACCESSORATOR"S NEWS FLASH .....
Congratulations to Kevin and Bill 
who opened a second 
last week, in Jersey City!!!!

The Ultimate "Accessoration" Book ....... DISH!!!!

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Shax Riegler, features editor at House Beautiful,
has written the most delicious book .... 
DISH 813 Colorful,Wonderful Dinner Plates.

I am know to love a good dish .... 
whether a dinner plate or a bit of gossip!!!!

And DISH includes intrigues and innovations of manufacturers 
from Meissen & Sévres to Fiestaware & Lenox ...... 
as well as pictures of gorgeous plates!!!

DISH already has a place of honor in my bookcase ..... 

and is a major "must have" for every "accessorator supreme"!!!! 

It's a great Christmas gift too!!!!

Lamp's Dress-up in Sweaters @ Studio Decorkuznetsov!

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Ukranian designers Valeriy & Ekaterina Kuznwtaov,
have created these divine "scarfy lamps."

The designers use steel frames
and cover them with crocheted lampshades 
of  Peruvian wool.

Several of the lamps have quirky "short sleeves,"
a decorative touch, 
that is also used to change the light bulbs!!! 

I love the lamps ....
and am very taken with the wrapped legs!!!

Anyway, winter is coming ...... 
so the timing for these wooly lamps couldn't be better!!!!