Saturday, September 18, 2010

It's a party!

It has been a whirlwind since my return from Maisons et Objets in France.

I have been developing a wonderful relationship with the Editor and publishers of New York Spaces and  they will be featuring one of our projects in this fall issue. As a celebration, they will sponsor an event at our New York Showroom introducing our new Amara Collection.

Greg Glidden and I designed this collection in record time! I had a sudden inspiration while reading "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese and felt transported to Ethiopia. I have a deep love for tribal art and artifact, and this collection is  inspired by a beautiful ethiopian shield I acquired years ago.
I am just back from  North Carolina where I got a look at our first piece.... perfect! I would have never hoped for such beautiful workmanship for our prototype. Later, I will write a post on the process of creating a collection, from pure spontaneous inspiration to the actual launch .

If you live in or are traveling to New York, I hope you can join us for this fun event.

Please RSVP directly to I have a special treat for my blogging friends.


  1. How exciting! My schedule changes almost daily, but would love to be in NY around that time!

  2. Francine I so wish I could be there with you to celebrate!!How wonderful!

    Art by Karena

  3. You have such an amazing eye Francine...this is stunning on so many levels...wish I could make it to the party. Will you be in the city around the 15th of Nov.?


  4. Wish I could be there. Just love parties.
    Bet you will look swell at the Party, you have that touch of class few have.


  5. I wish I could come too, but it will be another occasion soon, I am sure. I loved your posts from Paris and your blog is always inspiring.

  6. Francine, I truly wish I could be there to celebrate such an amazing venture with you—How exciting! I will have to be patient in the mean time, and wait for an update (and/or pictures?) from the event. I'm dying to see :)

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

  7. Lovely project. Sounds a lot of fun! :)

    Win a $75 gift certificate giveaway at Creative Fashion!

  8. Sounds like a grand party.
    Sorry I missed it. Have a nice week.

  9. thanks for the comment today. you do know that bobo is one of restoration hardware's designers? he is actually on their payroll now. that's why it looks so much like him - it IS him. hehe

  10. WOW Francine,
    You certainly live a whirlwind life. .... you really get around. I think that you must work so hard. I really admire you.
    I wish you the best of luck with your African collection....not that you will need it. It will be a roaring success, I know it. I just wish that I could be there. Lots of love to you Francine. XXXX

  11. Francine! Were you in the neighborhood? I would have loved to have seen you. What a fun collaboration, and Cutting For Stone, that was such a powerful read. Come by, I've been writing like a fiend!

  12. Hi Francine
    Congratulations on your 'Amara Collection'. I can hardly wait to see it! I am looking forward to reading your process of spontaneous creation.
    All the best to you and for you new collection.

  13. Thank goodness you have time to write a blog and pull weeds! It's the only way I can keep up with you. Michelle is have an amazing eye. Wishing you all the best and a lovely evening, wish I could be there.

  14. You have no idea how much I wish I could attend -- I really, really do -- I hope that next time I will be able to :) Such a talented designer!

    Wishing you a fabulous weekend, Francine,

  15. I too only wish I could be present. Jaana is an amazing artist & it's so true, you do have an amazing eye for beauty. I do hope she is well received & the night has grand success. Every piece gorgeous.

    xo Deb


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