This year is the 25th anniversary of The AIDS Memorial Quilt. The quilt is on display as part of the American Folk Life Festival on the Mall and throughout Washington DC. The quilt contains nearly 48,000 panels and has been viewed by nearly 18 million people. It is a moving and monumental creative collaboration. The quilt began in June 1987. A small group of strangers gathered in a San Francisco storefront to document the lives they feared history would neglect. The meeting of the devoted friend, family and lovers served as the foundation of the NAMES project AIDS memorial quilt. There will be a total of 38,200 panels on display on the national mall and 50 other locations throughout Washington from July 21st to the 25th. The display on the Mall is between 8th and 14th streets. This is definitely something you should not miss from the sheer impact of the scale to the craftsmanship and indualviuality of each panel.
For clients in Potomac MD who love being at the beach, I recently created a wonderful breezy bedroom. The walls are glazed to look like linen in a pale terracotta color which made a beautiful backdrop to all the natural linen used for the drapery, bedding and slip covers. There is a white glazed terracotta architectural element above the bed that I found in New York, it must weigh close to 60 pounds and I hand carried it back on the train with me. Proof I will do anything for a client!
Designer Lee Johnson sold his house for start up capital and to buy exclusive French and Italian fabrics for his new menswear company, Old Bull Lee. The guy only makes shorts, beautiful shorts, cool shorts…they are a little expensive but I think everybody needs a pair. And come on…if you think about it the guy has started a company that only makes shorts, I think he could use a little help?