Happy Over the Hump Wednesday!
Went to the launch party last night for uber hip and talented English/Egyptian designer Karim Rashid at one of the Bo Concept stores in NYC. As an accidental New Jersey housewife, Karim and my world don’t meet often these days but when I was invited by my good bud and coincidentally their fab publicist Dolly Hiller I had to go. For my fellow suburban moms, Karim is THE NAME in interior design, furniture, lighting and art with permanent collections in 15 museums world wide including MoMA in NYC…So attending this soiree was a no brainer and a perfect excuse for a nite out!
Ok, so let’s begin with the man himself, Rashid…there he was standing around 6’4′ give or take an inch or two in a pink suit..yup pink…
Rashad loves pink cause he loves it’s energy, beauty and it’s positive sense/love of life. And, how could I not immediately bond and love the work of a person who’s fave colors are the same as mine…pink and apple green! Just wish i had know cause i would have worn my signature pink gloves and brought a pair for him!
Rashad loves pink so much he’s designed a loveseat for Veuve Clicquot Rose Champagne…
And, a limited edition chandelier cooler. My personal fave
For any of my loved ones n fam reading this and wondering what to give me as a housewarming gift someday wonder no longer …BTW: Worry not, I’ll provide the bubbly and “D” studly handler for the cooler…LOL!
Now to last eve and his newest design tour de force “The Ottawa Collection”. It celebrates his 30 years of design. Sleek, chic, affordable and oh so easy to maintain is the best way to describe this clearly urban collection that would have been perfect way back when I was a NYC working gal. Rashid described it to me as ‘sensual, calming and pleasurable without excess because at the end of the day less is more” which is how i’m trying to live my life these days and what my whole “Living the Rid Life” (www.juliestips.com ) is all about. Here a few pix from the collection and you can learn and see mucho more by visiting his site http://www.karimrashid.com/
Jigsaw vases...how cool!
After chatting with Rashim, the clock ticking and my free time running out, I decided to enjoy the moment, feel the calm, the sensuality and pretend I was that NYC single working gal from days gone by. So I kicked backed, put my feet up and enjoyed a glass of bubbly because as RAshid said ‘at the end of the day less is more’ …Got that right! Spread the Glove!