Thursday, April 29, 2010

How can I possibly part with her???

Maybe if it is to a well-known designer in New York City??? YIKES!!!! I don't want to sell. She was a sign from a vintage hat shop and is the inspiration for L's new room, BUT I guess all things are up for sale in the Bishop household! AAAAHHHHH!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

9 by Design

"9 by Design" a new show on Bravo that airs tonight (Tuesdays, 10pm) features the family of Robert and Courtney Novogratz of Sixx design (a NYC based design firm) and their 7 children. Robert and Coutney are self taught designers that take spaces that are uninhabitable and make them fabulous. They design their homes for their family, live in them for brief periods and sell them for huge profits! They moved 3 times in one year - and I thought I was bad! Their design philosophy "there are no rules" thinking is dead on and I love their out of the box approach. They also have a book out called "Downtown Chic" which these photos were taken from. Their children are so cute, too, with all creative names... check it out!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

tea pot cozy

Patti O'Neill made this very cool (or hot) felted wool tea pot cozy from an upcycled sweater. Tea pot also for sale at Homegirl Spring Sale! More from Patti too!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

"Make it work people!"

Today Lila and I had the opportunity to meet Tim Gunn of Project Runway, right here in Hudson. He was speaking at Western Reserve Acadamy and we thought we could hear him, but it was for students only. After we were turned away we were walking to our car and Tim was coming down the street. His sister is a faculty member and she lives in Hudson so she arranged it. It was so great and he was super nice. Lila had shown him her designs of her Sears bag skirt and her bubble wrap dress in the spirit of the Project Runway challenges and he said she was "quite the designer." Lila also said to him, "Make it work" and he responded, "Make it work, Lila!" He told her, "See you next time on the show!" When we got in the car, Lila said, " I think that was better than having to listen to him talk the whole time!" ;) What fun!