MOTHER’S DAY: Golf Glove Caper

MOTHER’S DAY: Golf Glove Caper
I'm all for perfection if you can swing it, but fall woefully short myself. (Brené Brown would be very proud of me.) A nice gentleman I'll call Peter, ordered a right-hand glove for his mom for Mother's Day this year. He made his purchase in plenty of time and we got the glove to him in plenty of time, except…

SWIMMINGLY BEAUTIFUL: lagoon-blue suede shoes

SWIMMINGLY BEAUTIFUL: lagoon-blue suede shoes
[caption id="attachment_7892" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Swimmingly beautiful lagoon-blue shoes[/caption] Dan's Paper is the local Hamptons weekly that sits in tall stacks in front of every restaurant, grocery store and coffee shop from Southampton to Montauk during the summer season. (You won't miss a single speck of intel on who was spotted where or who dined with whom at Nick & Toni's in Easthampton if you grab it! Naughty pleasure.)…

SAG HARBOR WEEKEND: Lobsters or Bust

SAG HARBOR WEEKEND: Lobsters or Bust
[caption id="attachment_7888" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Nap time in Sag Harbor after battling the traffic for lobsters and wine.[/caption] Many of you have heard of the Hamptons, that putative playground of the rich and famous, and think that summer must be glamorous buckets of fun in a place like this. Beach blanket bingo on a luxe scale. Ha! The inside scoop is that…

THE COLORS OF SUMMER: Bluest Blueberry

THE COLORS OF SUMMER: Bluest Blueberry
  Our cobalt Weekender loafers look perfectly at home in this field of freshly washed blueberries. Every shade of rich, electric, sumptuous blue is captured here - exactly what I had in mind when I designed these shoes. So irresistible, you want to EAT them! (Put them on instead.) Heads are going to turn.

HAIKU: Jazz Fest Bluegrass

HAIKU: Jazz Fest Bluegrass
Despite the mud, I made it to the Fais Do Do stage at Jazz Fest last week for a little bluegrass foot-thumping. Thank you Bela Fleck and your lovely wife, Abigail Washburn! The experience spawned another haiku. I think this is my new thing. [caption id="attachment_7844" align="aligncenter" width="674"] Red sandals dancingto infectious bluegrass.Think you could resist?[/caption]

HAIKU: Blue Mexico

HAIKU: Blue Mexico
I captured this image on my recent trip to Mexico. It intrigued me deeply, as if it had been staged by an artist. This still life in blue occasioned a little haiku. [caption id="attachment_7832" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Mexico tableau. Staged or not I ask myself? Dabs of red intrigue.[/caption]

DESIGN PORTFOLIO II: La Vie En Rouge

DESIGN PORTFOLIO II: La Vie En Rouge
More meditations on splendid red. I caught this image in The Gap dressing room today. There was an intriguing 'Out Of Order' sign on the fitting room door and I'd agree that something was out of order, although just what, was a matter for considered speculation. Couldn't resist the suggestive tumble of mannequin legs, and turning the whole thing red. Conjures all kinds of possible captions, no?  …

DESIGN PORTFOLIO I : Black & White

DESIGN PORTFOLIO I : Black & White
The classic combination of black & white has influenced my work for decades. I designed these dishes and textiles more than twelve years ago for Bed Bath & Beyond and Crate & Barrel. Apart from the graphic impact of these black & white patterns, the timeless quality they impart make them as relevant today as they were a decade ago. I still use them at home and trip down…

DAFFODIL DIVINE: Bewitching in Black & White

DAFFODIL DIVINE: Bewitching in Black & White
The combination of black & white is a near obsession with me. You see lots of it pop up in my work, in our packaging and logo, basically everywhere I feel the urge for articulation. Design-wise. Heaven help me, it doesn't stop with work, though. Before Daffodil was born, the breeder asked me what color puppy would be my first preference. I, with utterly earnest…