Sunday, April 22, 2007

Dining By Design

The party must go on! Despite the little mishap, I went to the annual DIIFFA - Dining by Design charity event which many of my peers were the designers for the tables. This years tables were extremely beautiful. And Suba got a Herman Miller Eames Rocker from the silent auction for a great deal. Will came back to Kansas City for this event, and we all had a great time. Here are some of my favorites. I particularly liked HNTB's table designed by my friend Wes. It was the minimal yet well designed. The table was a big light box and there were cutout circles for the wine glasses, plates and vases, so everything was under lit. There were also projectors hidden under the table that projected images onto the ceiling panels and there were two walls on each end of the table and both projected images onto the other side. And of cause, the table was sexier thanks to the beautiful Philippe Starck's Hudson Chairs. Bravo to all the designers. A bunch of us at at Kevin and Jonathan's bird theme table and the reported from the Kansas City Star loved it and took a few photos of us at the table for the People's section. First the SPACES magazine and now the Star. We're going to be over exposed!


I had a little mishap today on my way to the pre-DIFFA party. It was a extremely beautiful spring day and I was all dressed up and ready for tonight's big event. I was singing Dreamgirls. Totally relax and not in a hurry. I stopped at a stop sign, let one car pass, and then started to cross the street, and there was a car right behind the other one that just passed which must be at an angle that was totally hidden from my POV. I didn't even realize it was there until it was in front of me and I didn't even have time to react to it. The passenger side headlight hit the other car's side door. We both stopped and came down to check our car, and luckily no one was injured, and the driver was very nice and polite. We exchanged insurance information and went to the nearest police station to make a report.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

CABOOM 4 Home Tours

The home tours during the CABOOM show were fantastic. It is fascinating to take a closer look at the beautiful houses that you typically only get to see in magazines or books. Also, it is exciting to learn about the architects' creative ideas and choices of certain materials. I would certainly go back again next year.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Santa Monica, California

Suba and I just came back from a long weekend in Santa Monica. We went there for the CABOOM Show, and that I'll write about it in the near future because it was a fantastic experience. We stayed at the Viceroy and it was a fabulous hotel designed by Kelly Weartler. It's located on Ocean Avenue, and a few steps away is the beautiful sandy beach. Unlike the beaches that I'm familiar with growing up, the sun could be shining yet the breeze is a little chilly. Nevertheless, there were many brave souls swimming in it! Here are some of my favorite photos taken while we were taking a little walk by the beautiful beach of Santa Monica.