Wednesday, October 31, 2007

NicEvents is Published!

i'm so excited about this!

HOW magazine did a story entitled "Start Smart", about how to start your own design business, in their december 2007 issue (on sale now). not only was i quoted in the article, but there was a side feature included in the article on me and my business, entitled "Building Block".

this is the first time that me and my business has been recognized in print. it's so exciting to have such a lovely article published in such a prestigious and interesting magazine.

thanks to the editors at HOW. you ladies made my year.


Happy Halloween!!

Yay! I love Halloween. I miss the days of dressing up and going trick-or-treating... I'm a sucker for a costume!

Last year, Dave and I went around the neighborhood with our candy for the kids, since we never get any trick-or-treaters on our block. Boy, are we lucky that we look harmless -- as I was handing out the candy, all I could think was that we probably looked like weirdos walking around with it!

Hope all of you have a very festive Halloween. =)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

support the funny ladies!

ok, so i know this is mostly a blog about my design and other design, i have to promote some funny ladies. The Apple Sisters is a great production, changing every month. this friday's show promises to be better than ever, so i suggest that you attend, if you're in the nyc area.

*** the show stars one of my very good and long-time friends, kimmy gatewood (all the way on the left). she is fabulously funny and one of the coolest ladies i know. i'm so proud of the work she's doing! ***

if you're interested, the info is as follows:

The Apple Sisters Candy, Cora, and Seedy w/ special guest Seth Herzog give you a spooktacular Halloween special, this Friday! This Friday October 19th and every Friday at the PIT 7pm - $10 154 West 29th Street btwn 6-7 Aves

have fun!

Monday, October 15, 2007

sour puss

dave and i are getting ready to finalize our first home purchase -- an apartment in the kensington neighborhood here in brooklyn. exciting!! so, of course, i'm more obsessed with home decorating and home renovation shows than ever.

one show, however, that drives me nuts is "secrets that sell" on hgtv. it stars a mother/daughter team that go through homes that aren't selling, and tell them what they need to do in staging their home for a sale. there are many shows out there like this now, and i get how important staging is. but this mother/daughter team is off their respective rockers! according to them, you can only have boring beige/taupe paint on the walls, you need to get rid of any personal items like family photos, and any "clutter" -- and i'm just talking necessary objects on a countertop -- must go. also, children's rooms are inevitably "bad", and they always recommend they are changed to blah spare bedrooms. i've seen a gorgeous apartment owned by a tasteful woman in chicago changed from a unique space filled with antique furniture and beautiful wallpaper to your standard blah space... honestly, if i were buying that apartment, i would have preferred the original version.

note to these ladies: while i understand that neon green on a wall won't work for a sale, people out there do have taste -- and that may not include beige. not everyone buying would be bothered by non-neutral spaces. on the other hand, they may be put off -- because you can't see what beautiful work can be done in that home.

and leave the kids' rooms alone!