I was beyond thrilled when I learned that Stephanie Murg, a board member of Designers & Books, and a very accomplished writer -- as well as a superb design and art editor, selected my book "Out There: Design, Art, Travel, Shopping" (Pointed Leaf Press) as a Notable Design Book of 2013. Designers & Books publishes lists of books that esteemed members of the international design community identify as important, meaningful, and formative—books that have shaped their values, their worldview, and their ideas about design. In doing this, they hope to focus attention on how books can be important and inspired sources of creativity, innovation, and invention.
VOGUE MEXICO AND LATIN AMERICA
I got another feature (for the second time this year) in the June edition of Vogue Mexico & Latin America (the first one in the April 2013 edition can be read here), where I share, in a nutshell, a few tips on how to start an art collection (en español!) I'm always flattered and happy to work with the very charismatic and smart editors of Vogue Mexico who are delightfully supportive, generous and sweet. Orgullo latino!
NEW YORK MOVES MAGAZINE ANNUAL DESIGN CHALLENGE
Lifestyling® was selected to participate in the Annual Design Challenge sponsored by New York Moves Magazine, where two teams compete against each other executing a makeover within a limited period of time. The furniture is then donated to charity. My teammate is CBS News Anchor, Chris Wragge and the opposite team has Nicole Gibbons from SoHaute and Dan Mannarino from Pix11. I'll keep everyone posted about the results of the actual challenge! Above are a few behind-the-scenes shots.