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Fashion’s Night Out 2012

As a practitioner of retail blitzkrieg (get in and out fast as possible), I’ve haven’t had much interest in Fashion’s Night Out of years past. This year I received a few invitations to the festivities originated by fashion icon Anna Wintour. She created the annual event to give a boost to the recession battered retail […]

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My episode of The Nate Berkus Show reairs!

My episode of The Nate Berkus Show is airing again on Wednesday, August 15 (check your local listing for exact time). If you didn’t catch me on TV earlier this year, are looking for a refresher of the projects I’ll be posting on the site, or are new to Relevé Design (Glad you’re here!) here’s […]

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Design and decor Out and about

Top 10 picks: International Contemporary Furniture Fair 2012

I visited the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair earlier this year to see the latest trends and find the coolest home goods. There were so many awesome designs. It took me quite a while to whittle them down, but I’ve finally managed to do it. Here are my top ten picks. Also, make sure to […]

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DIY projects

HOW TO 3 easy stars

If you’re “starstuck” this July 4th, try out these three fast and easy ways to create stars. I’d use them in a table setting, to accent a Independence Day wreath, or as a fun holiday kids’ craft activity. Of course these projects can work all year round. Just change up the colors. How would you […]

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HOW TO make a bicycle rim pendant light

First, I need to introduce you to two uber creative people. Andrew Wagner stands tall in the world of DIY and crafting as the current director of Krrb, founding editor-in-chief of Dwell, and former head honcho for American Craft magazine and ReadyMade. Jen Turner is an award-winning architect and designer who’s projects have graced the […]

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Design on a Dime: our picks

I love the annual Design on a Dime benefit. You’ll always find fun decorating ideas from top designers. Even more you can buy items at a steep discount, and it goes to charity! I invited two friends to walk the show with me. We had a lot of fun visiting each designer’s vignette and picking […]

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Design on a Dime: behind the scenes

The annual Design on a Dime event features a ton of top designers who transform uniform booth spaces into unique, eye-popping rooms. All the items in the vignettes are then sold, benefitting Housing Works. I was lucky enough to get a behind the scenes look as the designers worked their magic. Packing materials, boxes, furniture, […]

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Craft Workshop at Dekalb Market

I’m collaborating with Krrb again. This time they asked me to lead a workshop. I invited Vanessa over to my studio to take a look at some possible projects to do. In the end we went with the six-pack ring pendant light. We’re going to make it EXTRA SUPER EASY for everyone! We’re supplying all […]

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Easter eggs and Rube Goldberg machines

I spent Easter weekend with my friend Lisa at her annual Easter egg dying brunch. It’s always a ton of fun, and she always has lots of homemade goodies. She’s an awesome cook, and I love to eat! Lisa had cups of store bought dyes and a couple homemade dyes she made from beets and […]

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HOW TO tie ribbon like a pro

My boyfriend’s birthday was coming up, and I needed to get him some gifts quick! I was dreading the possibility of a fruitless hunt through the crowded streets of SOHO. At the advice of a my friend Makky, I decide to call on the wonderful staff at Barneys New York for help. I was set […]