Another successful Design on a Dime wrapped up this past weekend. There is nothing more fun that watching (or participating in) designers, tastemakers and others, after a few drinks, wrestle each other to be the first to gain access to an item marked 50% to 70% off. Everything is for sale! The pandemonium that ensues when the countdown reaches 0 is hysterical! For the most part it is all in good fun and everyone leaves happy, or so I assume!
Design on a Dime, now in its 12th year, raises funds for people affected by HIV/AIDS through Housingworks. Their mission is to provide lifesaving services and entrepreneurial advocacy for those in need.
Getting in a little early is key to really being able to peruse the vignettes the almost 70 designers have created. The level of creativity is no less stunning in a 10 x 10 foot booth. The raw space each is provided with is given the same amount of attention to detail that you would expect from these creative souls.
Weitzman Halpern Interior Deign with Crosby Street Studios
Studio 882 Furniture + Interior Design. I gravitated to the fish!
Lilli Bunn Inc. Sponsored by Bunny Williams Home. The BW furniture was a real steal in this booth appropriately called Pucker Up!
Donald Hill Interiors
Yetta Banks for Viacom designed a Lady Boss' lair that I loved
Elle Decor has become synonymous with hunky shirtless men at this fundraiser. Don't know why, don't care ~ It just works!
Benjamin Moore was one of the sponsors. Each room featured a different paint color and was noted.
Alessandra Branca's gingham garden party
I always look forward to James Huniford's space. He is a founding chair of this fabulous event.
Nicole Gibbon's for Lowes
Robert Stilin ~ I seriously debated the marble coffee table but it weighted a ton!
Tyler Wisler's art studio where Bowie loomed large
Tyler, myself, Justin Shaulis and Melissa Mittag
Jenny Dina Kirschner collaborated with Iris Apfel, everyone's favorite "geriatric starlet" who graciously donated some things from her vast vault of noteworthy collectables. Jenny told me Iris was reluctant to part with them in case she bought another home one day. That's adorable!
My dear friend Jonathan Legate"hanging around" his Mirror, Mirror off the Wall space
Do you think Ron Marvin is rooting for Hilary in his feminine oval office ?
Patrick Hamilton was feeling nautical with his "Hey Sailor" vignette
Susan Jamieson of Bridget Beari Designs showed off her paint and paper collection in an architecturally strong space
Drake /Anderson gave us a beautifully curated moment
The pattern clash called to me by Anthony George Home
photos * Rio Hamilton , all others CLI