Friday, June 24, 2011

Look Down

When I'm not busy looking up at the amazing art ceilings at the Bellagio, I'm looking down at the pretty floors. I know most people go to Vegas for gambling and good times but my good times involve looking at  little pieces of tile and stone made into swirls, bugs, flowers, patterns and all kinds of lovely decoration. I must not be the only one as other people stop to ohhh and ahhhh at the grand rooms too. But I must be some kind of oddball that I'd rather take pictures of the floor vs us standing in front of the dancing fountains. I even wanted to take pictures in the hotel spa because I loved the furniture and decorating and wanted to remember the ideas for when we redo our bathroom. There was an elegant and calming shimmer of the iridescent tiles there. However, I didn't think the other spa patrons would appreciate me lurking with my iphone to take a picture. I do know when to respect privacy. So I'll stick to floors and my memory.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Look Up!

I recently was in Las Vegas for my sister's birthday. It was a lovely surprise organized by my brother-in-law and he graciously brought us there to celebrate with them. We stayed at the Bellagio and had a wonderful time! Vegas has so much busy energy everywhere so it is nice to take a moment and enjoy the quieter moments of beauty.  The hotel was full of inspiration and interesting eye candy when you simply looked up! Ceilings adorned with the colorful, translucent and expressive Chihuly blown glass in the lobby as well as the garden atrium with balloons of all shapes and sizes. Walking to lunch, I enjoyed the dome with beautiful flower paper umbrellas. Colorful, inspiring...

Friday, June 10, 2011

Licensing Show Coming Up!

Next week (Tues-Thurs) is the International Licensing Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. My agent, Julie Newman, will be showing my lines in booth 2174. I attended the show the last two years and there is great stuff to see. Since I was just in Las Vegas last weekend, I've had my fill of blinking lights and chiming slot machines, and am staying home to get some work done.
Speaking of work...I have more to do to prepare for the show and will write more next week!

Happy weekend!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Inspirations - ICFF International Contemporary Furniture Fair

A couple things from the International Contemporary Furniture Fair that I loved...
in the Deutch Design area, the concept microbus Volkswagen Bulli. The front and rear seats are benches (when was the last time I saw a new vehicle with a bench front seat?) and there is an integrated ipad holder near the steering wheel so you can control the vehicle's entertainment system.  Sigh...just one more sign the Universe is giving me that I must have that ipad! But what blows me away is the Bulli is an electric microbus that is expected to go a 186 mile range!  Oh, and I love the white/red two tone body.
Where is the waiting list to sign up?

 And of course, lovely eye candy at the Johathan Adler booth. This is the visual aesthetic I was raised on so I love the retro inspired hip designs and his pops of wow color! I especially love the lamps and bright blue laquered desk.