Posts tagged ‘interior design’
December 7, 2010
It’s such a buzz to work with people whose work you admire. I met designer Angie Hranowsky about three years ago and instantly fell in love with her work. She created an incredible brochure for a historic Charleston waterfront event venue that I was helping promote.
Fast forward three years, and I’m having drinks with friends at Enoteca, an intimate, handsomely decorated wine bar just down the street from Trattoria Lucca (owned by the same folks). We were all so intrigued by the interior design that we asked Christy, the manager, who had done the work. None other than Angie, who’s now bringing her keen design eye to interiors in truly amazing style.
The next day I sent her an email to congratulate and compliment her on Enoteca and catch up. Before I knew it, she graciously asked me to rewrite her bio for new website. Here’s a taste:
In 2005, Angie launched her interior design firm, reinterpreting her print design sensibility and color acumen for dynamic, three-dimensional spaces – and quickly vaulted onto the national interior design scene. Driven by a passion to engage and nurture each client, Angie crafts beautifully balanced, inviting spaces that are both personal and timeless.
Find the rest here. Congratulations, Angie. You continue to amaze.
Should your interiors need help, do give this talented lady a buzz.
In other fun designer news, my pal, UX designer and front-end developer, James Bergen, recently launched his solo gig. I met James a few years back, and he never fails to make me smile. He’s also crazy talented and warm. You can’t really beat that.
James asked me to help out with his bio as well. Here’s a snippet:
Fueled by a seemingly endless stream of iced coffee, James pairs his design skills with solid technology to create beautiful, high performing interactive experiences for clients large and small. Equally at home in the print universe, he digs deep into his clients’ brains and hearts to craft identities and print materials that tell a story and inspire action.
Peruse the rest of his bio and the rest of his super fab site here. Thank you, sweet baby James!
January 11, 2010
I’d tell you how I know this little tidbit about Mr. Varney, but then I’d have to kill you and really, who has the time?
Seriously, this is a quote from a dear friend/former boss who had the great joy of spending some time with the talented and charismatic Mr. Varney at the legendary Greenbrier.
I love this quote because it’s just so wonderfully rich and descriptive. It’s a short story WAITING to happen. It confirms that real life is hilariously vivid and utterly noteworthy: yes, I actually WROTE this in my journal four years ago and am using it now. (And probably at opportune moments for the rest of my life.)
Sidebar: remind me to tell you the story of our trip to the now-nothing-but-a-fond-memory Old White Lounge at The Greenbrier. One for the books.
While I’m at it, take a look at this invitation to the High Style of Dorothy Draper exhibit/opening at the Museum of the City of New York I worked on with art director Keith Johnson. I found this fantastic quote from Ms. Draper: “I’ve always had a good time at my own parties.”
That, my friends, was the platform for the brainstorming session that followed.