Latimeria: Poetry in Metal

Carmen NatschkeEntertaining, To the Trade: Design Shows & Events

Latimeria Metal Leaf Serving Dishes | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Finish designers and 2013 Talents, Juha Luukko and Katrina Seppala of Latimeria, created these beautifully engraved metallic serving dishes above and the creative tree-like pasta serving utensils, below. The designing team exhibited their artful tableware designs at Ambiente 2013.

A Tale of Pairs: Tableware Born of Love

Carmen NatschkeEntertaining, To the Trade: Design Shows & Events

Decorative Plate 2013 Talents Tabletop - De-sign | The Decorating Diva,  LLC

Czechoslovakian designers Iva Tattermuschova and Jakub Stepanek’s  2013 Ambiente Talents’ tabletop exhibition was both captivating and evocative. They asked noted artists and designers to create a unique hand crafted and hand painted tableware product; be it a plate, bowl or crystal stemware, but there was a slight twist to the invitation. All contributing designs had to be part of a … Read More

Paris Under the Frankfurt Stars

Carmen NatschkeTo the Trade: Design Shows & Events

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Magical Paris Under the Stars Messe Frankfurt brought Paris to Frankfurt in a big way. The opening festivities to kick-off its popular lifestyle and home design fair, Ambiente 2013 and to celebrate its country design partnership with France was replete with iconic images of France including the Eiffel Tower, Mont Martre art scenes (pantomined, of course!), and the Moulin Rouge. … Read More

Glowing Autumnal Holiday Colors

Carmen NatschkeDesign the Holidays

Inspired by Fall Colors 2013 | TheDecoratingDiva.com

Color Inspiration: Warm-toned colors reminiscent of fall leaves: red, orange, yellow, and brown are given an updated feel with a touch of metallic imbuing them with a warm and inviting glow. Perfect colors for fall home decorations and for creating interesting Thanksgiving tablescapes. Photo Courtesy: Messe Frankfurt / ChristmasWorld – 2012/2013 Holiday Color Trends.