Here are some links and “threes” elsewhere:
1) Last week I attended the Martyn Lawrence Bullard presentation at the Boston Design Center during Design Boston 2011. The topic of the conversation was the process of creating and developing a fabric collection from initial concept to product launch, based on Martyn’s newly licensed fabric line with Schumacher. The panel of three included Susan North, Senior VP & Creative Director at Schumacher, and moderator, Christopher Muther, a fashion, design, style, music and arts writer for the Boston Globe.
Having been back and forth to the Design Center in recent weeks, I had already seen the collection of Martyn Lawrence Bullard fabrics and read about them over at Molly Loot and on Caitlin Wilson’s blog, but was so interested to learn about Martyn’s design inspirations and the hand-woven and handmade qualities of the fabrics. What I really enjoyed was how engaging Martyn was in person – no different from his persona on Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorators. The presentation felt less like a lecture, and more like a conversation with Martyn in your living room. His stories about his celebrity clientele (Cheryl Tiegs, Cher, Sir Elton John) were really hilarious, as was a story about one of his acting stints on a soap opera (where he played himself). Afterwards, Martyn signed copies of his book Live, Love & Decorate, which I missed out on, as I had to run down to the lobby to meet a friend and client. Check out photos over on local blogs Green with Renvy and Bogle Street.
2) Read about what influences Kelly Wearstler’s inspiration for the color blue, here. And see her favorite 3 blue paints:
1. Benjamin Moore #803 Lazy Sunday 2. Pratt & Lambert #24-26 Boucle 3. Pratt & Lambert #23-10 Nanking Blue
3) “Designer Visions 2011: Cinema Style,” consists of 3 showhouse apartments located at 1212 Fifth Avenue, New York, and were designed by 3 Hearst shelter mags (House Beautiful, Veranda and Town & Country) who collaborated with 3 design firms to create spaces inspired by 3 different movies that pay homage to the setting: Central Park.
In Veranda‘s apartment, designed by Thomas O’Brien, one of the highlights in the space was this triptych.
images: (MLB fabric & blue paints) by Cecilia Walker, otherwise noted (and linked) above