One of the many highlights of Kravet’s Blogfest 2011 was a visit to NYDC. It is a designer’s wet dream to wander the halls of a design center, to be inspired by the most delicious furniture lighting fabrics…. Even though I was pretty near tired, the warm welcome we received spurted a burst of energy ..and the dash was on.
check out my NYDC Scavenger board I created
I was intrigued that NYDC had incorporated a Scavenger Hunt! (I am a fool for clue finding)
Sadly I was too tired to read the fine print after a morning that included breakfast with Margaret Russell of Architectural Digest and a tour of the Kravet Studios where we were enthralled by a glimpse behind the scenes. (Much material to blog on) so I had to be a little inventive on my return from the big lights of NYC.
My hunt was, it appears, all about my obsession with lights. Who knew that I am a light Luster? Nothing like standing all glow. Or perhaps because a Big Ass Light (BAL) is an essential ingredient of any self respecting Diva Den. I am all about the space we women live in and am madly writing a soon to be released book about the how and why of said women’s space. (day dreaming and hunting are the perfect counterfoil.)
So, on my return to sanity & dry land the Scavenger Hunt was on, wading through a gazillion photos and reading the fine print, I share my finds. And NYDC? I am willing to scavenge in your playground anytime.
Clue 1: Empire state building look alike
I found some intriguing art whose curves instantly brought the playful marvel to mind – after all every Diva Den needs artspiration. Atelier Suite 202. Artist Benjamin Boyd.
Clue 2: Central Park take along
A chaise, a Diva Den can be anywhere and what Central Park needs is a bevy of these to relax in, with a Cocktail waiter wearing rollers and carrying a tray of fresh lemonade, with a side of Tequila. Century Furniture Suite 200.
Clue 3: Times Square Reflection
A Star of light to bind us to the promise of sparkle, reflection & desire and no Diva den can be complete without a little bright for the star of the room. Profile Suite 1211
Clue 4: Line of custom lamps, Petal Pink benefits Susan Korman for the Cure,
I adore the customizable options and the charming Eilen Kathryn Boyd as she waxes lyrical, and yellow is the color of my pair of lamps ARTERIORS HOME Suite 510
Clue 5: Access to Design:
My favorite component of the revolutionary Access Program? I have to say a Diva does love the Royal treatment that comes with snappy graphics and a BIG HEART. People who love designing peeps are what makes NYDC Access so enticing, I only wish I had battery left to record smiles. altho it was pretty crowded in there, with party bags & food, by the time I arrived..it obviously is a place that makes things happen.
Clue 6: Something that Represents Blogfest Experience.
The item I chose reflects the well of knowledge and welcome that I dipped my toe into. The joy that this experience exploded with is a sunburst mirror. Many facets, a myriad of opportunities and possibilities. Every Diva needs to know that all dreams are just a reflection away. Profile Suite 1211
Clue 7: Modern Colors collection favorite at Kravet.
For a fabric lover, picking one is like picking desert from a tray. I want them all, but decided on a geometric, that I can cozy up to on my diva Divan.Kravet Suite 401/2
Clue 8: The New York Design center Glamour Item circa 1926
Entranced with the polish and cut of the roaring twenties, I stopped myself from picking a light. Instead I chose a curiosity. The glamor of the Deco Days celebrates uniqueness, something no Diva Den should be without. Century Designer Showroom Suite 200.
Clue 9: Brooklyn Bridge look alike
A table base that cuts out shapes, the missing is as important as what is present. Transformations & Diva Spaces begin with a bridge. We have looped back in style to bring back art and glamour. Dennis Miller Associates Suite 1210
Clue 10: Bird of plumage
Peacock seems all the rage suddenly, something about the shape of those eyes. A rug to dream on, every woman needs softness underfoot to throw aside those high heels after the party. Global Views Suite 613.
Clue 11: Shot of Sweet Endings A-list guest.
Every Diva Den needs guests that make one smile with sheer delight. Thom Filicia is engaging enough to grace my den anytime. (he loved my necklace – I am won over) 1st Dibs 10th Floor.
Clue 12: Strike a pose.
LOL the way to a Diva’s heart. Ask her to strike a pose, a conversation or a room to breathe in, and she is all yours.
All in all a delightful adventure…thank you NYDC for your warm welcome, and for this adventure!