Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hi...Love You...Love Your Book

Besides meeting all the wonderful bloggers and hanging with my Dad, the best part of NY was the "What's New What's Next" event on Wednesday. I was in awe of the designers in different showrooms. There were many notable people, however, these designers I not only admire, but their books are either favorites of mine or soon to be favorites. Starting with Vicente Wolf...(me, Vicente, Camila and Nicole from So Haute -who is not only gorgeous but had on the coolest shirt)

I have admired Vicente's work for a while now and I am really looking forward to his new book coming soon. His talk in the Benjamin Moore showroom was funny, shocking and really inspiring, a breath of fresh air. I wish he could have stayed much, much longer.
Another handsome man I was excited to see was Barclay Butera...
I do not have his book (yet) but I love his work, especially his line for Kravet.
Then there was the lady who I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. (remember my camera was on the outs and this is unfortunately what came out). Suzanne Kasler...I love your work. Really, really love it. Your book is worn from all times I have flipped through it. I think you are a insanely talented in a refined way.
If you don't have this book you need it...now, just saying.
Finally there was Jamie Drake, master of color.
I could go on and on about his boldness with color and design. I was so happy to meet him because when I first really started looking at design, rooms, etc. the room on the cover of his book grabbed me. It is the first picture I clearly remember seeing and having a reaction to and it has stayed with me for years now.
I love leaving a place with the feeling of new inspiration, new wind in your sails. After this event I felt inspired all over again. Any time you get to interact with greats in your field it is impossible not feel the creative spark growing stronger. Thank you to all of you above and everyone else who was there, it was fabulous.

10 comments:

A House and Home said...

Thanks for the excitement and the recommendations!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Get out, you met them all!! What a great experience! Janell

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

You lucky gal!!! I am so jealous!

Robyn said...

You were in the middle of the who's who club! Wow! Great experience! You'll have to excuse me now. I have books to purchase.

Splendid Sass said...

Marianne,
Thanks for sharing this! I love these designers also, and Jamie Drake is just the master of color. I am so happy that you were able to meet these great designers, and that you had a nice time in New York!
Teresa

Sweet Nothings said...

ugh your trip just gets more amazing with each post! le sigh.

Katie said...

Ok so I don't own any of these books yet, but they are now on the wish list!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

HOW fabulous! - fun fun fun!

PS - come on by - my first GIVE-AWAY is going on - $45 worth of goodiness!!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Stephanie Sabbe said...

that part looked like way more fun than the Nate show!!

Posie Patchwork said...

Look at your with all your colour & design heroes, just fantastic. Love Posie