I got stuck in Mexico for an extra day! We arrived to the airport to come back to the States on Monday and were told that we were bumped off our flight and that there were no other flights available until Tuesday afternoon. We were a bit nervous with the idea of the shady airline putting us up in a hotel but it ended up being the hotel pictured above. Gorgeous place, great food. We couldn’t stay mad for too long. So now I’m back but buried under the work that I’ve missed. I hope to get back to you all later today but in case not, you can see my pictures from my trip on my Flickr.
The Omni in CancÃºn. Great food, great staff. We were only there a day and enjoyed it immensely.
I am off to Mexico for my girl Jeena‘s bachelorette party. I won’t be back till Tuesday but until then, peep the few photos I did manage to take at ICFF this year at my Flickr account. In my absence please visit Petri Dish, the lovely Joy, oh so Happy Mundane and Design*Sponge‘s continuing coverage of ICFF (with video later this week!). Have a great Memorial Day weekend.
I have a new favorite in Gnarls Barkley, the collaboration between DJ Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo. Can’t stop listening to their album, St. Elsewhere on repeat. What I really really really loved is their video for Crazy where singing faces emerge from evolving Rorschach Ink Blots. Click the above to view. (Go to “Music Videos” once the player loads.) Hear more Gnarls Barkley on their MySpace.
My friend Emily turned me on to Molo‘s Float glassware and we spied a display of it at ICFF. Loved how the liquid is suspended and the glass itself is so apparently well made and delicate. Loved both the frosted (fritted) and the clear. The range includes wine glasses, creamers, carafes (lanterns), and martini glasses.
Hands down nothing got me more giddy than seeing the Missoni Home display at ICFF. The Missoni palette is one of my absolute favorites and seeing it translated to textiles for the home excited me. The items in person are so vivid and although it feels busy it somehow just works. Some of what is available for 2006 is bedding, bath, art rugs and tabletop items.
Loved the display at ICFF for The Rug Company and was enjoying the fact that a lot of great fashion designers were featured. The Rug Company features an extensive list of designers from Diane von Furstenberg and Marni to Matthew Williamson and Vivienne Westwood, each offering gorgeous designs in their own signature style.
Rugs by Paul Smith (left) and Lulu Guinness (right).