Material World review because we're living in a material world and I am a material girl...the song is still in my head. Well....success! The event was great fun and went off without a hitch, if you don't count the IMF traffic and fall of rain. In the middle of the night I dreamt of adding a little red flag to the thank you gifts for our speakers and panelists and it turned out like so...
Touch of moss, wrapped in twine with a toothpick and red flag. Golf-esque, but oh so Alice in Wonderland too. I'm kind of thrilled about them. I had to make a purchase at Anthro to get those boxes. You can never have too many monogramed letterpress cards can you?
I brought over a car chock full of left over sticks from the Danish Embassy project, which turned into these little moss trees above. The security guard took a liking to our project and even put in his suggestions, though I'm not sure he was so approving of us taking rocks from the White House lawn to stabilize the trees. Then Steph and I added moss nests at the base of the entrance staircase like so...
photo by Stephanie Morris
Samantha Pleet was an absolute doll. She drove down from Brooklyn with her architect husband, Patrick, and turned it into a mini vacation. I think they're heading down to Charlottesville too. She brought a rack of clothes to sell and I took an immediate liking to this romper (the third image), but I think she's going to have to make it for me. Eeeek! The girl does everything: sings, acts, designs beautifully enchanting things. And uh yeah, she's 27.
I wish I could put up the image of Madeline Weinrib but they all turned out super blurry. She, too, was superb. Her working process is so fascinating. She showed how she has simplified and modernized the traditional Persian and Moroccan rugs. Cramer was in her glory too, as Madeline is pretty much a goddess to her.
Scott and Dana mossed the tables scapes. Again the pics are blurry, but hopefully you can get the idea. Thanks for your help!
And the panelists: Dre Rawlings, fashion designer/CSA supporter/fantastic person, Caroline Ollivier from Carnegie, our interior fabrics representative, Samantha Pleet, and Rachel Cothran, moderator. Can you see the Bertoia chair with the seat cushion made of moss? Good idea Cramer.
Perhaps this pic shows the moss table idea a bit better with the lone stick in the vase.
Well, it's done and done. Can't wait to see what you guys do next year. Now, I need to get back to my thesis, essays, graduation, launch party (stay tuned for announcement), and wedding stuff. Ciao.