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DIFFA…..Designing By design • nyc 2017

DINING DESIGNS presented by DIFFA…….on the pier, NYC.  The design industry raising funds to help victims of AIDS and those who are HIV positive.

Designed by “2 Michaels”……the Beacon Hill Table is based on the textiles in their collection.”Japonisme”.

Table decor by New York Times “T” magazine.

Jamie Drake designed this for Benjamin Moore….to raise awareness about AIDS.

Matisse inspired……Carlos Mota designed this dining room  for Architectural Digest .

Charles Harper’s illustrations for DESIGNTEX.

INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE……Ali Taylor used a “pop art style” inspired by the target paintings of Jasper Johns.

DIFFA • Dining by Design

DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS……….in support of its mission to raise funds for HIV/AIDS prevention……raising nearly $ 1million for grants.

For more information visit:     http://diffa.org


CLICK ON.……to view these creative table settings……where we gathered together with friends and enjoyed a culinary experience from famous chefs.

DIFFA • nyc 2016 • Pier 92

DIFFA • Design Industries Foundation Fighting HIV/AIDS  •

Dining by Design is in New York this week-end………the “big guns” in the industry are spreading the love and raising $$$ to fight AIDS.  They are making a DIFFArence !


Meet Prez Zawadzki ……………the designer who created this dining experience for MARC BLACKWELL


I hope that you enjoy every aspect of this event………… and take with you a message of hope.

CLICK ON………..and experience  DINING BY DESIGN

On my blog tomorrow I will highlight my favorite dining experiences.

DIFFA nyc • 2015• Billie Kid sells CONDOMS

BILLI KID was at the DIFFA expo on Pier 92 this past week-end.  Billi is probably the most talented of the street artists in New York.


To attract attention to those most at risk of contracting AIDS, Billi has invited 22 street artists to paint a RED TRAFFIC STOP SIGNS as part of a campaign to make young pople aware that HIV/AIDS still exists and that wearing a CONDOM can prevent it.






Attention getting CONDOM COVERS……..



Billi has donated his art to the auction to help raise money for DIFFA…….

he wants to make a DIFFArence.


BILLI with his design.  The STOP SIGNS have become CONDOM WRAPPERS.

DIFFA nyc 2015


DIFFA • Dining by Design……a wonderful event……..supported by The Rockwell Group, Interior Design Magazine, Ralph Lauren,  Fendi Casa, Patron Tequila, Hermes, Roche Bobois, Calvin Klein Home, Sunbrella, Design within Reach, Ligne Roset, Michael Fina and Ottawa.

Michael Aram was one of the table centerpieces sponsor.

Some of the most creative visionaries in design today have brought their talent to this event…….all helping to make a DIFFArence.


FLORIDA……….I’m ready. Boo to the winter Blues!

I shot these at the DIFFA Show on the Pier.

DIFFA: the mission

Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids.……raising $$$ for grants to organizations that fight HIV/AIDS









FLORIDA inspired dining room setting.

DIFFA 2014………the DIFFArence is in the Details

The designers this year for DINING BY DESIGN are all proud supporters of DIFFA in their fight against AIDS.  I applaud all of them for their creative contributions.  Millions of dollars will be raised thanks to their efforts…….working side by side to really make a DIFFArence.


RALPH LAUREN HOME has designed a vignette that reflects the spirit on “attic living”…………with the roof tops of Paris out the window [yes, I would love to move right in].

CLICK ON any vignette to enjoy the details

1.KRAVET: Diane von Furstenberg   2. David Rockwell   3. AXOR NYC: by Slade Architecture   4. INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE with Ali Tayar   5. KNOLL with HOK   6 .IA INTERIOR ARCHITECTS & Teknion Studio   7. MARK BLACKWELL New York  8. TIMAYGUNAYDIN DESIGN &   Mee Tran Studio   9. GENSLER & Herman Miller   10. BEACON HILL by 2 Michaels   11. ECHO DESIGN   12.DESIGNTEX: illustrations of Charley Harper  13. HDR and Waldner’s   14. BENJAMIN MOORE:  by Jamie Drake   15. NEW YORK DESIGN CENTER: by Katie Curtis   16. MAYA ROMINOFF: by Kara Mann   17.LUXE INTERIORS + Design & Fendi Casa: by Philip Corrivan Design   18.ddc: by David Ling   19. CALVIN KLINE HOME   20. SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL         21. OTTAWA CANADA’S CAPITOL: By Geoff Howell studio   22. ARTERIORS  23. DESIGN WITHIN REACH  24. ROCHE BOBOIS PARIS   25.essie: by  Robert Verdi   

These sponsors are helping to fight a battle THAT CAN ONLY BE WON  with communication, courage and CASH.  Please help.