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Spring 2016 Highpoint Market Trends & Highlights - Part #2

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Spring 2016 Highpoint Market Trends & Highlights - Part #2

Spring 2016 Highpoint Market Trends & Highlights - Part #2 (Annnd we're back!  In continuation of the blog detailing our recent trip to Spring 2016 Highpoint Market, we present you with the second half, including more highlights, insights and pretty pictures... hope you enjoy!) We see a continuance of oriental inspiration from The Far East and Middle East (think India and Persia); characteristic combinations of angles and curves that convey a spirituality and mindfulness of the different earthly elements (land, water, wind & fire) and how – rather than clashing -- they instead work together, in harmonious dance and balance. We...

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Spring 2016 Highpoint Market Trends & Highlights - Part #1

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Spring 2016 Highpoint Market Trends & Highlights - Part #1

Spring 2016 Highpoint Market Trends & Highlights - Part #1 So Don, Fiona & Mindie made it back safe & sound from their trip to North Carolina and the Spring 2016 High Point Market. They gleaned quite a bit of inspiration from this year’s offerings and selected an abundance of new items to feature in-store as well as incorporate in upcoming design projects.  We have so much we want to show & tell you about, that we're breaking the blog into two parts!  One this week, and the next in a couple days.  Without further ado, here are our observations and what got us most...

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DIFFA / Architectural Digest Show @ NY Pier

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DIFFA / Architectural Digest Show @ NY Pier

Owner/Designer Don Wooters is an insightful, design-intuitive guy who will make you think and laugh at the same time, with his intellectually-stimulating comments. No question, he immensely enjoys working with his clientele, and has that requisite combination of professionalism, talent and experience to pull-off any job he decides to tackle. Part of the arsenal he brings to the table is being well-versed and traveled in the design and art world. In addition to completing projects up and down the East Coast, he makes a point of attending an array of interesting events, including art shows, opera performances, and trending designer...

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Brand Focus: Designers Guild

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Image courtesy of Designers Guild For this latest blog entry, we decided to focus on one company in particular, whose amazing fashion-forward goods we carry in-store, as well as utilize in our various creative projects -- Designers Guild. For years, having the taste and good fortune of being an exclusive regional "stockist" (as they call retailers in the UK), we have been enamored with not only their wonderfully-imaginative and extensive line of textiles and accessories, but also the way they go about crafting their products.  What is their inspiration and process?  To find these answers, it might be a good...

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