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Diane von Furstenberg does DIFFA 2014

Today at the Architectural Digest Show 2014 at Pier 94………Diane von Furstenberg was the recipient of an award………….given by the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS”  Top Pick 2014.  Her tabletop design is part of  DIFFA :  Design Industries FoundationFighting AIDS.  This is their 30th anniversary.

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Diane calls her room setting……..KRAVET

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This photo of Diane is courtesy of DESIGN SQUARED: Ashfield Hansen Designs Inc.

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Since MAGENTA is my favorite color……….WOW  WOW  WOW !

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Crazy patchwork of patters and prints……..kooky but it works!

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Tabletop……….plates…….flatware………stemware……..and more are from her own Design Collection.  You can purchase them for your table.

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LOVE IS LIFE and vice versa!

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Candles………gold vases…….orchids…….all things that Diane loves.

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These accessories are also in her HOME LINE.

 

THANKS for all my Birthday Greetings

Danka……..gracias……….Mercí……for all my Birthday Wishes.  How many candles were on that cake……….too many…………took a blowtorch to light them all!

 
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This photo………..with me in my favorite ROY ROGERS shirt was taken with a brownie camera 65 years ago when I lived on Lincoln street in Detroit.  WOW!

How those years have flown by.

HOLY NAME OF JESUS

Popped into the HOLY NAME OF JESUS Catholic church on the Upper West Side and gorged on the gorgeous stained glass windows.

Lighted 7 candles for dearly departed Catholic friends.  According to the Pope…….saying prayers for their souls will take years off their stay in Purgatory !  Why weren’t they allowed to go straight to Heaven?

DIFFA and David Rockwell…the design impresario

The DIFFA Dining by Design benefit dinner [on Pier 94 in the Hudson River] was a gals evening.  David Rockwell’s table was a study in simplicity.

There were about 500 guests at this gala event.  At $500 a ticket…….a quarter of a million dollars was raised for the fight against AIDS>

Each chair was a different design………..perhaps symbolizing the differences in the people who once occupied them.

The entire table was dripping in melted wax……visible reminders of our triumph over darkness.

When you have a lot of candles lit…..their presence is dominant………..you cannot ignore them.

AIDS has taken the lives of many of our friends.  The partly melted candles are symbolic of their lives…….but they live on in my memory.

SUSTAINABLE NYC…….WHERE GREEN IS THEIR THING

Everything in the store that comes from overseas suppliers must comply with the Ethical Trading Iniitative:           Sustainable NYC Frequently Asked Questions

The store and cafe can be found at 139 Avenue A……..in Alphabet City in New York.

Green America People’s Choice award was given to Sustainable in 2011…….well earnd and well deserved.

Picture frames cleverly crafted from old keys and recycled bicycle chains.

Make-up and cosmetics…….ecco friendy to the enviornment…….and your body…….and biodegradable.

I had to have a bouquet of these fab felt flowers for my sister.

I took home 2 candles…….no artificial dyes, no synthetic fragrances……….just a natural aroma.  They are not cheap…..but they are worth the price.

Froggy woggy…..so cute.  So practical.Something to hold my quarters for the laundromat.

Fleurs……..Thai……Organic Basil and Cherry tomatoes……….starter kits to simplify your gardening.  No “green thumbs” needed.

France………that’s her name….really.   She’s happy to help you choose the perfect gift.  I did NOT buy the coconut candle.

Clutches ……penguins and hearts.  Add one to your basket.

HAPPY HANDBAGS……….give them with love.

With every pair of Tom’s Shoes that you buy…..a free pair will be given to a child in need.  Buy two, please !

Cozy corner to sip your brew……..and view your laptop.  What is he looking at ?

Cappucino, Cafe au Lait, Mocha Java, Hot Chocolate and Tea, hot or iced.

Gluten free breads……….sweet potato and coconut milk soup and blue corn chips.  Nice lunch……..and healthy too.

The  baked goods are prepared fresh daily by Ciao For Now.  I tried the famous Vegan Double Chocolate Espresso cookie.  More please !

Fair Trade and Organic coffee from Brooklyn Roasting Co……..  Melior pressed.

Cup and Spoon chandelier……….band crafted by Robbie Cook of Nashville.

The Mocha Java……..Ethiopean Yirge Chefe beans, blended with Gayo Mountain Sumatran.  I tried it!  Wonderfully balanced….aromatic….with berry and chocolate finish.

17 choices………it’s hard to choose just one !

Was the chocolate Divine? It was “heavenly”.

The sales staff is very friendly……..and helpful in describing the products.

All kinds of clever items……….make it easy to treat yourself………or a friend.

Nettle scrub…………..natural soaps……….

Dominique Carmacho…..the owner and driving force behind this unique emporium…….chooses  local, recycled, re-purposed and biodegradable products………maintaining her own ethics.

Trash Trophy Makes……..$20…..and it all goes to the kids who make them.