London Style: 7 Days, 6 Bloggers, 5 Beautiful Look Books

Carmen NatschkeTo the Trade: Design Shows & Events

Stacey Bewkes Inspired by Blog Tour London Look Book

In September 2011, a select group of design, lifestyle and travel bloggers were invited to London to participate in a pioneering concept to marry design with international travel – Blog Tour 2011.  The Blog Tour design ambassadors captured all that is beautiful in London and its thriving design and arts scene. Here six of those talented bloggers share their London … Read More

Bathing Elegance: Samuel Heath Fairfield Faucet

Carmen NatschkeShowroom Style, To the Trade: Design Shows & Events


One of the many design infused stops along the BlogTour 2011 London journey was a visit to the world-class Design Centre Chelsea Harbour.  Our first showroom visit of the day started with a delightful champagne welcome at Samuel Heath. There I found quite a few exquisite design gems that would add luxury, glamour and elegance to any bath. The first … Read More

BLANCO: The Serious Business of Kitchen Design

Carmen NatschkeSpotlight: Decor & Furniture, To the Trade: Design Shows & Events


 BLANCO Stainless Steel QAUDRIS Kitchen Faucet. High-end kitchen sink and faucet manufacturer BLANCO captured my attention with their stainless steel QUADRIS kitchen faucet which is decidedly modern and minimalist in design, and sports a strong square profile (almost as in homage to the great cubist artists.) . The QAUDRIS faucet is more than an attractive kitchen faucet, it’s also highly … Read More

Samuel Heath: Old World Craftsmanship meets Modern Technology

Carmen NatschkeSpotlight: Decor & Furniture, To the Trade: Design Shows & Events

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Fairfield Exposed Shower. Samuel Heath’s name, in the interior design world, is synonymous with quality, elegance, and a stunning combination of intricate craftsmanship and advanced technology in all of the bath and architectural hardware products they design and produce. I first learned about Samuel Heath at the 2010 International Contemporary Furniture Fair, and was immediately smitten with the beauty of … Read More

BlogTour 2011 London Edition

Carmen NatschkeTo the Trade: Design Shows & Events


Designer bloggers and writers are social creatures by nature. We love attending the numerous markets year-round from the traditional stomping grounds of High Point to the luxe high-end design mecca of Design Miami to Manhattan’s sophisticated Architectural Digest Home Show. You’ll see us milling about at swanky cocktail parties and laughter-filled dinners at chic restaurants, oohing and ahhing over the … Read More