Best known as an artist and creator of objects Robert Kuo transforms his distinctive designs in to a 44-sku fabric collection for S.Harris. Kuo's fabric collection will include lines and textures found in his decorative objects as well as natural fibers, earthy colors, and a mixture of silks, chenilles and velvets.
Although it's still Summer and the first official day of Fall isn't until September 22nd, it's not too early to think about renovating your home for the holiday season! Furniture and window treatments often take anywhere from 6 to 10 weeks to arrive, so if you are planning on giving your kitchen, living room, bathrooms, etc. an update it's a good idea to start now!
People who love to read may be the most interested in the idea of a home library because it gives order to their passion, but books are great to decorate with as well. They can be the focal point of the room, help an otherwise empty space feel more intimate, or help add texture to a room. With the popularity of the Internet, in the future books will most likely become prized items no different than a piece of art.
On a recent trip to New York City's meat packing district, I stayed at the Jane Hotel. It takes green hospitality design to a whole new level with communal bathrooms and custom brass energy efficient keys. In Europe, guests commonly insert a card into a slot when entering the room to turn on the electricity. Removing the card (which doubles as the room key) on the way out the door shuts off the power. It is an easy way to conserve energy, yet it is almost never seen in the United States. The Jane was originally completed in 1908, and was designed by William A. Boring (the architect renowned for Ellis Island's immigration station). Originally built for sailors this landmark was restored on its centennial in 2008; so not only is this place over a hundred years old but it is one of the most energy efficient hotels in the county. Oh and I forgot to mention...my room was 50 sq. ft!