studio saturday: save the date!

I started blogging years ago … yet I don’t think there’s ever been a period where I’ve had sooooo much to say and sooooo little time in which to write about it!

StudioReception_STD(Sept2014)Lisa Mende and I are so excited to announce that the Grand Opening and Champagne Celebration … because some bubbly is definitely in order … of our retail design studio will be held on Wednesday, September 10 from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Studio Book VignetteA trade publication will be featuring our studio in their October issue — which means the photos are under wraps for the moment — but we can’t wait to show it to you in person.

Studio 202 Photo Shoot FlowersIn preparation for the shoot, Lisa and I may have bought every hydrangea and tulip in the greater Charlotte area!  Fortunately, girlfriend has some mad flower arranging skills.

RMD Business Office Mende ZellerWe’ve also been hard at work on the business office we’ve designed for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island as part of Project Design 2014.  Stay tuned for more details, but we’re planning a big raffle at the Grand Opening event with proceeds to benefit the house.

NDI NP051216-305 Pink Peony Rockbed Watergarden in Large Glass CubeYou’ll have the opportunity to win some amazing prizes from our favorite vendors …. and you know that means good stuff.  More importantly, you’ll be supporting a terrific cause.

Will we see you there?


“word to the wise” wednesday — charles james

Charles James Ball Gown 1949

All creative work begins by doing something with the hands.  Creation is simply a problem and design is the way out.

Charles James

The Charles James: Beyond Fashion exhibition closes at the Met on Sunday, August 10.

Who wants to take an impromptu trip to the Big Apple with me?

Photo of Ball Gown (1949-1950), fabricated of red silk velvet, red silk satin and white cotton organdy, via The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Part of the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, 1954 (2009.300.2786).  Thank you, Merida, for the reminder!  

traci zeller