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NY Now Prep!

Once again the studio is a buzz and a flutter as we prep for another NY Now show. We love this time of year as we pour our hearts, time and energy into creating new patterns, pieces and the booth. We have fun playing with color and choosing our palette for the season... We paint lots of samples to see how the patterns look and whether or not it's a ...

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Design & The City: Hudson

Next up on our tour of women owned business here in Boston is the unbelievably talented designer Jill Goldberg of Hudson Interior Design and her impeccably creative and curated Hudson Store in the South End. We stopped by to chat with Jill about all things retail, interior design and business. Jill has done an amazing job of creating a cohesive brand ...

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Design & The City: MFlynn

We are bringing something new and refreshing to the blog here. We love Boston, our fellow designers and women entrepreneurs and thought it would be fun to do a blog series where we visit and chat with women running small businesses here in Boston. We hope you find this cool, interesting, informative and maybe discover a new place to visit or share with ...

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Jill Travels: Hotel Tivoli, NY

Recently on a trip to the Hudson Valley, we stayed at the Hotel Tivoli in Tivoli, NY. This funky hip hotel is owned by Brice and Helen Marden, famous in the art world and who transformed this 100 year old hotel into the a feast for the eyes, full of amazing color, texture and artwork. Filled with an eclectic assortment of art, furniture and textiles it ...

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Favorite Summer Dessert: Strawberry Shortcake

Having a BBQ, picnic or just planning a staycation or date night for this summer? We are sharing our favorite, simple, sweet and easy summer dessert. What is better than fresh strawberries and whip cream piled high atop a delicate shortcake?! Strawberry shortcake is so simple to put together and really is the best dessert to serve up during the warm summer ...

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Get Your Greens

We here at the studio love food and are often bringing in or buying sharable snacks. We LOVE salads too and since it is getting warmer in Boston, we are all about freshness and what's better than a delicious salad. We want to share a quick recipe with you as well as some of your favorites from around the web. Fresh greens, arugula, avocado, tomato, ...

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Maura Reidy’s Washington, D.C.- The Best Places to Eat, Shop and Be Merry

Today we are introducing you all to the wonderful Maura Reidy! Every year Jill and Lawrence head to D.C. for a trunk show at Maura's house, it's a blast. So here's a little bit about Maura and she is sharing with us her favorite places in D.C. !!! I am a wife and mother of three school age kids who works full time.  I love all things art, design and fashion ...

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Trunk Show with Maura Reidy in D.C.

We're back from our annual trip to D.C. for a trunk show at Maura Reidy's house! This year we packed up the car with loads of great new pieces to show to an eager crowd. We love visiting with Maura, her family and all the wonderful people who stop by. We even made Maura her own special Bando Vase...too cute! We love setting up at Maura's house; ...

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The Striped Tee

We LOVE stripes it is no secret! They have inspired our pottery and been our most popular pattern by far. What started it all is our love for the stripe tee, whether it's for the simplicity, the classic style of whether it makes us tap into our francophiles selves, we love stripes in all widths and colors. We asked our lovely Instagram ...

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Spring/Summer: Jill’s Favs

It finally feels like spring and even a touch like summer here in Boston! The sun is shining, birds are chirping and we are all so happy to finally kiss another winter goodbye. Today we are sharing some of Jill's favorite things for the spring/summer season.   For You: 1. 8Knots Towels - the softest and prettiest beach towel 2. Frank and Eileen ...

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Black + White + Pink= Perfection. At home with Alaina K @ The Everygirl

Recently we sent the lovely Alaina of The Everygirl some vases and she has been posting on her gorgeous Instagram feed, photos of her darling home. We love her homey, elegant and classic black and white with pops of color vibe.  How great are those pink peonies!! Is there really any better combo than black, white and pink? It just can't be ...

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GoodHouse Keeping Feature

Have you seen this beautiful editorial in Good House Keeping?? Loads of Flowers + Drew Barrymore+ Good Housekeeping + Our Vases= Ahhmazing We love the lush flowers with the perfect little peak of gold! It is so stunning and we are so thankful to be ...

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Instagram Love

It is no secret that we love Instagram and sharing with our fans all the great things, pieces and goings on at the studio. It is really fun to see everyone's reactions to a new piece or color or place that Jill has visited recently. We have started a new section of our website dedicated to our Instagram features! This way it makes it that much easier for our ...

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NY Now- Spring!

We just arrived back from a wonderful NYNow Gift Show. This year we tried to do things a little different and are always pushing ourselves to go bigger and better than previous years. Our color chip wall has always been a stand out feature at the studio so we wanted to recreate that experience for customers visiting the booth. This year...we came up with 100 ...

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Jill Rosenwald X Dallas Shaw: At Home

We teamed up with the trendsetter and style expert Dallas Shaw to showcase our bedding and ceramics. Dallas chose the preppy and classic Hampton Links for the bedroom... We love the mix of natural elements and the bold graphic links pattern Add a touch of gold too and it's super fab! We love seeing our pieces mixed into people's homes, with ...

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Pantone Color of the Year!

Every year, like so many others in the design world, we wait eagerly to hear the newly crowned "Color of the Year"... This year is a bonus with TWO colors! Wahoo welcome to the royal family Rose Quartz and Serenity. Such a lovely subtle color combo We have our own color chips, like pantone that we play with all the time perfecting colors and ...

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Lights, Camera, Action…Sneak Peak

Recently, the lovely Courtney Perkins and Patrick Ryan, local Boston cinematographers came to the studio for a full day video shoot. We are all really excited to see the final outcome, but the day was really fun showing the process of how our products are all handmade here in Boston. Here are a few sneak peak behind the scene images from the day... Jill ...

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Happy Holidays 2015

It is that time of year where we are all gearing up to spend time with family, attend holiday parties, hit the streets for shopping and all in all embrace the festivities this time of year brings. Just last week, we had our annual holiday photoshoot. The studio was a flurry with ribbon, faux fur, ornaments, delicious treats and more. It's all ...

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Erin Gates X Jill Rosenwald Delft Collection- It’s Here!!

It is an exciting day when you can announce something new is here and ready! For months we have been collaborating with Erin Gates on a new delft inspired collection. This new and modern collection is for the girl who admired their grandma's plates, vases and those oh so special ginger jars and wants to start up the trend again. We can't wait for the big ...

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Look How Fabulous I am- Fall 2015

We worked tirelessly to bring a new collection to NYNow and are happy to introduce some of our Fall 2015 pieces. We played with stripes and gold and oh my, we loved it! Who doesn't love the classic preppy plaid, but why not glam it out with ...

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NY Now Prep

The studio is a flurry with plans, new patterns, mock ups, color chips, etc. all getting ready for NY Now. We have new stripes and floral patterns for you! And have chosen a lot of colors to come along with us to brighten our booth... Hours of throwing, painting, glazing and more go into getting ready And then there is the booth, we ...

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The Elusive Emerald

Here in the studio we are obsessed with the color emerald! Inspired by Dorothy Draper and her work at the Greenbrier Hotel to Tory Burch's living room, we can't get enough of this rich and luxurious shade of green. We certainly have lots of shades of green to play with... And we mix and mix, a dash of blue, a hint of kelly, all slightly ...

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{Behind the Scenes} Fall 2015 Collection

While we don't want summer to end by any means, here in the studio we are thinking about fall. The fall 2015 collection to exact. It's really fun for us to share some behind the scenes action with you all as we narrow down our colors and patterns for the upcoming new season. It all starts with sketches, playing with paints and all the ideas swirling around ...

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Color Color Color

We love color here at the studio! In fact we have a whole wall dedicated to it. Being inspired by designers... We are always having fun with color And sometimes we just experiment with all the shades If you could pick any color, what's your ...

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Throwback!

Who doesn't love throwing it back, looking thru old photos and reminiscing! Like that one time Country Home came to the old studio and Jill's home. And at the beginning her designs were inspired by different concepts like Moulin Rouge, or just simply 80s fashion... We keep a collection of older pieces in the studio to look back and ...

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Meet the Makers: Julia

As part of a new series on the blog, we want to introduce to everyone to the players here on the Jill Rosenwald Team! Julia is our hand-painter, she hand draws, paints and glazes our pieces. What is your art background? I attended Lesley University's College of Art and Design here in Boston, where I majored in illustration and fine art. I have always ...

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Summer Time {Jill Rosenwald Style}

The sun is shining, everyone is outside, the food tastes fresher, the colors are brighter, summer-time really is the best time. We love a great summer cottage vibe... Or mixing up and sharing drinks outside with friends... Being able to stop at the farmer's markets to make fresh food... Did someone say strawberry ...

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Meet the Makers: Ichiko

As part of a new series on the blog, we want to introduce to everyone to the players here on the Jill Rosenwald Team! Meet Ichiko! Ichiko and Jill have been a dynamic ceramics duo since 2000. The talent Ichiko brings to the studio is seen in every piece of pottery she makes (and there’s a lot of them!). What is your art/cermics background? Growing up I ...

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New! Quatrefoil Bedding

We originally "served up" the quatrefoil pattern a few springs ago... Forever playing with color combos We've always loved the petal shaped pattern, so pretty and dainty. It only seemed natural that such a simple yet chic pattern could be used in bedding. In a calm and neutral color palette...it looks just fabulous darling. ...

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Meet the Makers: Emily

As part of a new series on the blog, we want to introduce to everyone to the players here on the Jill Rosenwald Team! Emily is our potter, she hand throws all the pieces. How did you get your start with ceramics? I started playing around with clay as a youngster, becoming more involved with ceramics in high school and finally attending Mass Art to pursue ...

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Gray Malin: Sneak Peek

Remember this sweet face... It's Gray!! And we are working behind the scenes on a new collab with him... Inspired by his new series Poolside, Mediterranean... We are playing with patterns and colors... Something nautical and fun could be coming your way ...

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Playing with Shapes

Sometimes we love to play with new shapes. We still love our tried and true shapes that we use every day. Lately, we have been throwing and interested in new things. Let us know what you think!! A new tray shape, for the new Erin Gates collab...perhaps... We've played with bowls, fruit bowls, creamers, cafe au laits... A little foot on a little ...

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Tis the Season. Wedding Season that Is

Wedding season is upon us, invites roll in, weekends are set aside, and love is in the air. We love making monogram pieces as gifts. For the bride... The new happy couple... Or even better yet, they make awesome bridesmaids ...

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{Alice In} Wonderland Bedding

Hitting stores just recently is our new Wonderland bedding. Originally a design for pottery, the Alice pattern was inspired by the intricate patterns found in butterfly wings. Take a trip down the rabbit hole that is design...to learn about the pattern and bedding... First comes inspiration and sketching, sketching, sketching... A few more sketches and ...

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creating the round hill pattern

Creating new patterns is really fun and exciting. It takes a lot of going back and forth to get it just right, but it's all worth it the end. We get inspired... We test it out... The pattern goes through some tweeks and changes before we love it most. Then we put it out to the world and hope you all LOVE it too. And once it is ...

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Flower Power. What’s your Fav?

Here at the studio there is nothing we like more than fresh flowers. Whenever we can, we stop by the florist to bring a fresh bouquet in. What's your fav? The rose... Or maybe the hydrangea... How about the happiest of all, the sunflower... Or the perfect peony... Or the cutest...the gerber daisy... Sometimes, we just ...

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A new look: delft

A new fabulous collab is in the works with our dear friend Erin Gates. Always on top of trends she suggested a delft inspired pattern. It really is hot right now, we've been spotting it EVERYwhere; all the magazines are loving this old world style. So we thought we would try our hand at creating a unique pattern. We are in the works...check out the ...

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making a monogram

Monograms are our jam! We love working with customers to make a custom piece. We will draw it up... Help you pick the perfect color combo... We have a lot to choose from! And then get to painting... They make great gifts for your mom, your besties, or even your bridesmaids... Or hey, we all deserve a little something for ...

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boston in spring

Finally the weather turned a corner into warmer temps! The studio feels alive again and the streets all around are bustling with people and the sweet smells of spring. We love the studio's location right near the water, it's industrial chic (that's a term, yea, we said it) But rich with history... You can't help but smile at the city's ...

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finishing touches for a piece

Before each piece is carefully packaged to be shipped to its new home a few final touches are made. It enters into the hot kiln, and we wait...and paint it's brother's and sister's.... Until it comes out of the kiln, all shiny and new. Then we let the pieces relax and cool on the shelves. And sometimes we think one is just so picture ...

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making patterned pottery

before we get to work on our pottery.. a lot of phases of prep go into our decision making process we must choose the form, pattern, palette, positioning.. and most importantly..what is the vibe of this series? what are we saying with this one? and after that comes the careful drawing and painting process. because each one of our pottery is ...

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making pottery in our boston studio

our hand made pottery is super pretty..no doubt. but it is very cool even before it gets its coating of glaze.. ..and it's swath of gold on every rim. the process of hand throwing pottery is very zen.. and very mesmerizing. . you can throw pottery for hours and not realize how much time has gone by. and when the shapes ...

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A visit to NY Now {Gift Show 2015}

it is hard to believe it but this winter hardly saw a drop of snow. in fact i think xmas was rainy! but as soon as february rolled in..so did the snow. and it just keeps on snowing. that's why it is hard to believe that lawrence and i were setting up our NYNOW booth at the dawn of this snowpocalypse of 2015. i thought i would take y'all on a tour of set up. ...

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show prep {spring 2015}

things here at the studio have been quite hectic.  we are prepping for the NYNOW show in 2 weeks (actually less then 2 weeks). our plan has been to do a complete overhaul of the way we normally market ourselves.  we knew we needed a refresh..how to do it was the issue. we want to bring out beautiful color and pattern..but we also wanted to ...

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marsala {pantone 2015 color of the year}

guess what?  pantone released its color of the year..wait for it..MARSALA!  huh?  i am sure they know best..who am i to question..but let's be real..look at it..this is the color.  i mean.  wah.  my darling friend blogger erin gates posted about it this week and decided we need a do over..make it santorini blue she cries! because those of us who ...

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trend alert {enter the donut}

first there was this. which was fine..because it was "sex and the city" which i loved..and those girls could do no wrong. but very soon it mutated into this orgy of pinky cuteness.. that i ..well i just can't.  actually i can.  too sweet.  too much frosting.  too girly.  dry.  zero commitment.  whatever happened to cake? cake i can ...

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fall photo shoot {somerby jones}

every so often somer jones  our studio stylist/photog gets together a gorgeous assortment of props and product.. and with a theme in mind.. she and laura..studio painter /concept maker /consultant /model.. get crazy excited and busy..cooking up pix of all our work in situ this is their collab on fall.. and ...

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feverish about {hudson bay blanket} style

have you been feeling it? the hudson bay vibe coming on like a freight train? stripes are so important now..and so this makes so much sense..look!  even converse got on board. it just feels fun and fresh. is it time for our studio to add a hudson bay stripe to our world? cuz..it is ...

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our studio needs new {soul} mates!

a while back our studio was lucky enough to have the gorgeous ladies of the everygirl come and shoot our studio..these are the images from that shoot.. at the time erin gates, sarah winchester, and stayci fast were still with us.. along with jennifer hill and jess sutton.. now a page has turned and we now have some space opening ...

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food craze {ottolenghi}

do you know about this cookbook?  it is def a THING.  we picked ours up at Farmhouse Pottery this summer. i am pretty sure the chef is super famous at this point..everyone OBSESSED with his cookbooks..and his veggie recipes. i too have been feeling like meat is madness.  at least the way we eat it in this country.  so i am trying to be ...

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{Party Time} with our Liz Caan collab

over this past summer, i got together to collaborate with one of my all time fave interior designers.. and people..Liz Caan! Liz, as i have written before here on my blog,..is as fun and funny a person as she is talented. SO a collaboration between the two of us was bound to be dangerous because we have a tough time actually ...

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perfect vacation {Goose Rocks Beach}

this past weekend my family headed up the coast to a part of Maine I had never visited..Goose Rocks Beach! and specifically a special boutique hotel..the Tides Inn. a hotel that has been on this spot for ages, but was newly renovated a few years back in a fresh beachy style.. that i found cah-razy great. casual easy comfy stylish. ...

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Newly obsessed with {Fiorentini + Baker}

it's fall, and for me that means boots.. and when i think boots, i believe there are just 2 kinds.. the kind that you can dress up in (2-3 wearings per season pour moi) and the kind i can work in at the studio (wear it every day) i get tempted by suede..but it is a mistake in a pottery studio.. just think about all the dust instantly ...

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trip to the cape

we really are so spoiled living in boston with the mountains and the ocean..and bits of "country" so close by. it is the main reason why i love it here. and one of my fave getaways is cape cod.. this past weekend was a total treat..because we got to spend the whole time near the water.. i feel like such a dork when i ...

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NYNOW {recap}

last month we participated in the tradeshow formerly known as the NY Gift Fair.. for some reason..those far wiser have decided that it is far better for all of us that the show now be known as the very 21st C. moniker.. NYNOW! don't you wanna go to NYNOW? so..i wanted to share these pix of the booth before i let too much more time ...

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the word is {indigo}

  have you noticed how everywhere indigo is? (above and below are pix from block shop textiles) you thought it was already all over because of denim..(rebecca atwood pillows below) but it seems with the shibori trend going gaga there is no end to the demand for all things darkest blue..(remodelista pix below) i ...

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movie obsession: umbrellas of cherbourg

have you ever seen "the umbrellas of cherbourg"? a 1964 jacques demy love story starring an extremely young and shockingly stunning catherine deneuve. she: a lovely shop girl who lives with her widow mother. he: a penniless car mechanic!  ahhh star crossed love.  how wonderful. she gets..you guessed it ..preggers..now what will ...

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what’s hot: normcore {it’s all about the schleppy}

i got pretty sad today when i pulled this from the most recent j crew catalog..in which all the looks say,"i stopped caring aaa-ges ago" i have said it often that i am a HUGE jenna fan..and mickey drexler is my hero..but this full on embracing of the normcore as fashion trend is bumming my high. (above..and below more normcore type looks from the ...

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Lawn Cocktail Party

once upon a time..somerby, laura, and thea decided to roll our bar cart down the street for a Mimosa photo shoot.. when they set out, they had no idea how difficult it was going to be to roll a very rickety, antique down a city street. but these pictures are way too cute..and you really would have no idea what went on behind the scenes..unless ...

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loving: ancient greek sandals

i have a problem. shoes in the summer. what can you walk in when it's 92 degrees..and 95% humidity? ancient greek sandals..that's what! i first learned of these last year on my darling friend erin's blog elements of style.  they are designed by Christina Martini (formerly of louis vuitton & balenciaga), and handmade in...you guessed ...

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Jill’s Summer Crushes

1. Blondie - Heart of Glass / 2. Gap's Sunkissed stripe shorts in Black & White / 3. Kate Spade Gramercy Watch in Tortoise & Gold / 4. Franz Kline ish trend/ organic vibe, Liz Caan for Jill Rosenwald Collection Brushstroke Bowls / 5. Kale Salad (recipe from the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook) / 6. The Fall of Giants Trilogy by Ken ...

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visiting san francisco: Tartine

in the mission in san francisco (nota bene..too cool to have a SIGN! too bourgeois!!) lies the mecaa of deliciousness..Tartine!  i realize that this is not news to any foodie worth their salt.. i mean they have 3 coffee table style cookbooks with "Tartine" on the cover! but during a recent trip to San Fran, our dear friend Lizzie ...

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Liz Caan x Jill Rosenwald Collab

for the past month liz caan and i have been cooking up a new private label collection here at the studio. i cannot tell you how much fun we have had shmoozing, and figuring out the details..it is hardly fair to call it work. liz is a fabulous interior designer here in boston with a store/studio in newton we wanted to come up with something ...

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Backpack Purses {a research project}

i have been a backpack purse fan forever. {refinery29 above/ rag and bone below} you do not have to tell me how uncool it is. (BT DUBS ..that would be an uh NO on the $39,000 bag from The Row below) i already know. {anthropologie below} even the phrase backpack purse screams un hip!! {Materials and Process} the thing is..i like ...

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Finalmente: Jill Rosenwald Bedding!!

Last week, our studio received 32 boxes from Westpoint Home filled with all of our shiny new bedding from Westpoint Home!! (actually it is not shiny at all) in fact it is luxe and soft (300 thread count baby) and beyond gorge-oeso we whisked it over to my dear friend the fabulous designer Sheila Galligan's apartment for a photo ...

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rugs {a how to primer}

i have been designing rugs for surya for the past few years.. and though i was aware that many hands went into the making of each piece.. i did not have an actual visual on what really went into the making of them.. oh life! wouldn't you know it takes ..My Mom + You Tube to make this realization.. A LOT! a lot goes into making "my" ...

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apron bonanza

when we printed up the hampton links fabric..we never saw the possibility of a future in our studio.. as a functional APRON..until.. Ichiko, our wonderful assistant (without whom there would not be a studio!) showed up one day..with one in hand! but of course..that is SO Ichiko.  I had not remembered that she had asked for a yard of each ...

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design crush on {block shop textiles}

a few weeks ago my friend the talented designer james light introduced me to the work of block shop textiles. i have been obsessed ever since. block shop is the design brainchild of sisters, collaborators, and best friends..lily and hopie stockman of cambridge, and soon to be of LA! their journey began only a short time ago, when lily ...

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on the road {in Peru}

last week i traveled to Peru to work with a company called Allpa..(above a door from chulacanas..and below the famous Moto Taxi) i was brought to Lima as a design ambassador, and given the task of re-imagining the traditional crafts produced by the company. one of their top clients is West Elm..and my number one job was to re design pottery that ...

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Erin Gates X Jill Rosenwald {collab}

erin gates, boston interior designer.. is known to many by her popular + wonderful blog..elements of style fortunately, we met through our work, but became friends thanks to sharing a boston studio for several years here in fort point channel. I think we are drawn to one another thanks to our mutually self deprecating sense of humor..and ...

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instagram fun {part 2}

these are more from my vault! some are my own pix.. and some are "regrams"from others camers..showing something i like.. or perhaps some of my work. i like the feedback aspect of this app.. it is such a clever new fashioned kind of market research. you really get a sense when something is a hit.. or ...

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more instagram pix

instagram has become a daily thing with me.. i really have to say the format is quite perfect for my way of design/thinkn' i like seeing snippets of other design worlds..(this one below made everyone giddy and it was a MISTAKE!) and sharing mine.. and it can all be done while you are standing on the grocery line. here are ...

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market at high point: {spring 2014}

every 6 months i head to the furniture market in high point to check out our new rugs at Surya.. (new hemp patterns above) and also to see what other designers for the home have up their sleeves. (gorgeous silk chinoiserie pilllows) one of my fave discoveries is the handblown glass from Sklo their stuff is amazing such beautiful ...

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Jill Rosenwald X Gray Malin

I am so excited to have you check out a new video of the amazing photographer gray malin and me working on a pottery collaboration at our studio here in Boston. we had so much fun working on his pieces together..in fact it is probably my fave part of my job..having the opportunity to meet and work with all the creeative people in my life. cannot wait to hear ...

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loving wes {the grand budapest hotel}

even before i got a chance to see the new wes anderson flick..i knew i wanted to see it again. for me..wes reigns supreme. i really care more about visuals than anything silly like a good story.. and i think wes feels the same way. every shot is meticulously crafted..no detail too small. color combos are of the utmost ...

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spring 2014 bedding collection in the haus

last week i was lucky enough to stop by the westpoint showroom in NYC to see them putting on the finishing touches to our new collection for them. not that i was surprised..but i think the whole group looked stunning. one look prettier than the next. we have continued to use the theme of the white bed that reverses to a patterned side.. so that ...

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how to {images}

you might just think that our studio days are filled with dreamy hours painting and creating.. but you would be wrong. many hours are spent scheming.. well, maybe not exactly scheming.. but rather, coming up with marketing concepts. one of our better ideas occured to us last week. we decided to gather images of how one might use our ...

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stylish flicks {great expectations 1998}

last night i treated myself to a movie that i forgot all about..1998's "great expectations" with gwynnie and ethan (& starring donna karan's clothing +francesco clemente's paintings) ummm..wow. if you didn't like green before..this movie puts the color breathtakingly in the fore. and i could not take my eyes off of it. (ps. anne bancroft sort of ...

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oscar red carpet wrap

well in my world..last night was the oscars. a must see fest of excess and ridiculousness..that although i know, without hesitation, is horribly dull..i cannot pull myself away from each deliciously absurd moment. And before i give my fashion review..i gotta say i thought ellen was dreary, and particularly mundane with all her product placement and dopey ...

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gray malin x jill collab!

yesterday, we had an extra special guest visit the studio..gray malin! (photog extraordinaire) ..so in prep for his visit we got ourselves all gussied up. you see..we are working on a very cool collaboration..his images have been the inspiration for a new collection from our studio.. and in honor of the visit..he asked the amazing filmaker ...

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Spring Bedding Photoshoot

last friday somerby jones shot pix of laura delorenzo here at our place in boston. ..and while i had no idea what to expect.. i knew somer would tell a beautiful story. seriously tho.. aren't these terrific? laura looks so cozy here..wrapped up in our sahweet sheets! but.. these pix make laura laugh! she points out that all the pictures ...

Jill Rosenwald Bedding Giveaway Winner

And the winner is…

Renee Burns! Congrats, Renee! Shoot us an email at info@jillrosenwald.com with your favorite bedding set and your mailing address! Thanks to all those who ...

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NY Now prep!

we're gearing up for the NY Now show..and it is a beehive of activity at our studio these days.. new things are coming out of the kiln and that always spells excitement. we are begining to set up all the shelves for our booth. and messing around with exact placement of every piece that will be included. because up until ...

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Pin to Win a set of Jill Rosenwald Bedding!

With our new bedding hitting Bed Bath and Beyond in February, I wanted to give you all a chance to win a set for free! Entering is super easy -- just pin your favorite bedding combos from this blog post or repin from our Pinterest Board! Make sure to include the following text in the description -- it's how we'll track your entry: "Pin to win your ...

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golden globes 2014.2

i'm baaaack..to discuss the globes once again..what i neglected to mention last night was one of the most important ingredients in making an awards show palatable is the host(s)..and i have to give it up to tina and amy who not only looked stunning..they were waaay more importantly delightlful and hysterical. huge..in my playbook. these two can do no wrong. ...

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golden globes red carpet 1

ooo. awards season is so my jam. i realize they line up these shows for us east coasters who are forced to stay inside on these chilly nights..the least they can do is throw us this red carpet fashion bone. and i looove it. so thank you hollywood. here is what i thought about last nights looks. let us start with Lupita Nyong'o who absolutely killed everyone ...

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Instagram update

now that i have dedicated myself to instagram for the last 6 weeks..(72 likes) i have learned an important lesson. (44 likes) one might think that in my role as brand manager..(40 likes) I should dedicate my insta imagery to branded items in the collection, as well as, a behind the scenes peek at our process..(43 likes) but it turns out that my ...

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the white bed

wow. thought i would share a sneaky peek of my bedding. we just got these super pix from the good people at westpoint.. with whom we are putting together our "white" bedding collection.. i know these beds are hardly precisely white.. but pour moi this is RESTRAINT.. i love a white bed..love and so each of these beds is entirely ...

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instagramania

in the past few weeks we have gotten more and more invested in instagram. in a way the app is insidiously wonderful. (image below via MTV) it really sneaks up on you. and before you know if you cannot stop staring deeply into it. i believe i am an addict..i may need to join a group. (2 images below via Lotus Blue SF) but in the meantime, i am ...

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Katniss Style

if you find yourself in a seat at the movie "catching fire" this holiday season.. i am sorry. it is a mighty long wait til it's finally over. BUT jennifer lawrence is mesmerizing. trish summerville the costume designer deserves props...her costumes (and jlaw's face/skin) were the only thing to look at. not too ...

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playing with tomato and orchid

after last week's post, we got to playing with orchid today... and all of a sudden it dawned on us... we've been here before! remember this post from last year where we were l-o-v-i-n-g tomato and violet? violet, orchid, same hue – who ...

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purple power {radiant orchid is Pantone’s 2014 pick}

you kind of felt it coming..didn't you? this build up to a purple moment? it started with 2013's zealous embracing of anything oxblood colored.. and trust me..that i was all over! but this makes me nervous.. full on purple time with the announcement of pantone's 2014 color of the year.. (though to be honest many of these images are looking ...

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show us your jillstyle

we have been spending more and more time on instagram lately.. you might say i have become a bit obsessed! woopsy. it happens. but the thing is that we have noticed that there are other instagrammers who are showing their jillstyle..and it really makes my heart sing.. sooo.. i am hoping that you will continue to show us how you ...

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holiday gift guides! {start your engines}

this was the first shot out of the gate for us (brought to you by elizabeth vaughan)..and we ultimately changed our gift guides for something far more simple..but really..how cute is ...

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highpoint market visit

last month (is it november already?) i visited highpoint market in north carolina for the furniture market that takes place there twice a year.  (shown above and below books from e lawrence ltd.) if you have never been..and you are into that sort of thing..it is certainly mind blowing! so much to see! so much to take in! i go to catch up with ...

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visit to NYC bedding showroom

this week i drove down to nyc to visit the westpoint home showroom to work on the next bedding collection.. while i was there i snapped some pictures of our current collection.. we used many of the motifs from our pottery collections. newport gate, jill's key, hampton links ( shown here in mattelasse) and buckley chevron! i love that the ...

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fun in baltimore

last saturday i flew down to baltimore to visit my dearest friend christophe behan at his new digs. before we got to his place he insisted we head over to his new discovery..the bun shop..which he claims.."he invented" i will admit that the baked buns at this local hip hotspot were sooo yummy..we had a bunch before we got out of there! then ...

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follow us! {obsessed with instagram}

you might just say i have fallen in and i can't get out..i am now an official insta-freak! please don't hate me as friends and family have begun to do..follow me! instagram is a perfect social media app for people in the design world because it allows them to share their design point of view and their world in a fluid manner. the only problem is that if you are ...

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weekend with the zilians of farmhouse pottery! {part one}

last weekend we went back up to VT to visit zoe and james zilian of farmhouse pottery {a cup of steaming latte celebrates your arrival!} the zilians lifestyle is enviable and chic and gorgeous beyond imagining. the couple and their postcard perfect kids are really living the life up there. in fact, everything you see is just like photo ...

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Sip & Shop

we have been getting the studio all spiffed up this week.. in preparation for the sip & shop we are having tomorrow night. all the girls* of the studio are joining in the fun.. even erin gates..who has left us for the burbs..she is making a guest appearance as honorary 369er we are planning on doing a clean sweep of ...

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instagram {obsession}

my daughter has turned me into an instagram nut.  {#ohjoy} she is all knowing (14) "pinterest is finsihed" she says with a smirk (#ohhappyday } "oh" i say  {#tavitulle} and off i go trotting to the abyss that is intagram..and it has me transfixed..  {#katespade} cannot remove my eyes  {#designsponge} and NOW it ...

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tomato red + grey = yes

this combo was a revelation for me. don't get me wrong. i've always had a thing for combining a neutral and a bright..but this one seemed to have just a bit TOO much punch for my yum. but now that grey is our go to shade for everything combining it with one of our always shades like tomato red..seemed obvi.. tho i ...

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anna at the apple orchard continued

when somer showed me these pix from last friday..i really flipped! our anna, once again killing it in the orchard at smolak farms. we love the way that anna and somer collaborate (also with the help of good friend stephanie).. they know how to make it ...

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louis vuitton fall 2013..genius

this is just killing me! the cut out? the drop shadow? this is the ultimate branding/design lesson in a handbag. i could go on..but i think if you just look at the design of this cut out..the point is made. it is about perfect simplicity. ...

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apple orchard photo shoot!

anna's back! here's a sneek peak of what's to

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emmy fashion..finally!

i totally missed watching the emmys..drat and double drat! so i am super late in getting a reaction to the red carpet..and i haven't even read any one else's round ups..so i thought i would show my fave-rit ladies from the shows that make me swoon..starting with ms. danes from homeland (l-o-v-e)..looking glimmering and glam..except for the flattened ...

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fairy tale wedding

hey! sean parker got married! no one told me. i had to read about it in VF. i guess i wasn't on that guest list. maybe it was olivia munn who edged me out. darn. i think i would have looked awesome in one of those red riding hood/hobbit/lords and lady/dungeons and dragons type outfits! all i can say ...

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Fall Bedding Launch @ Westpoint!

this week was the debut of our newest bedding line from westpoint home! love. i visited the new york showroom for a few days and got to hang out with the very talented team i work with down there, as well as, meet some of the buyers who seemed keen to gobble up our assortment. everything is just so perf. lots of great details..like kick pleated bed ...

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a walk to remember

last sunday i went home to my mom's, and hung out with my family for the afternoon. we took a walk around teatown lake which sits 2 miles from our house. to say the least, it is gorgeous..particularly at this time of year.. and it is one of my favorite places to go! as usual, we made some new friends.. and reconnected with ...

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apple pickers

sunday afternoon was a perfect new england fall day..so I, like everyone else in massachusetts decided to go apple picking..wow!! CROWDED is not even the word..in fact we had to leave honey pot and move on to Tougas up the road for some serenity..hah! but even still..i really love the vibe at the farm. the trees are all in tidy rows..and all the ...

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superlux!

have you been to the superlux?  seriously!  if not you should treat yourself.  this is a whole new concept in dinner and a movie! first of all, as soon as you walk in you know..this is going to be really shmancy. the theatre is more luxe hotel lobby than roadside multiplex. upon entering, you will be greeted by lovely uniformed staff..in a warm and ...

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blue jasmine {oh the clothes}

the other night we went to see woody allen's latest flic..blue jasmine..starring..the OUTFITS..brought to you by costume designer suzy benzinger.. benzinger apparently brought this amazing assortment of chanel, hermes, oscar de la renta and fendi (to name a few)..to the film on a beer budget! and a little help from woody's friends. as much as i loved ...

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bateau by erin gates

recently, erin gates and i collaborated again on a new collection of black and white striped pieces..she dubbed 'bateau'. erin and i have spent more than one (uhhh maybe 1000) days discussing how happy we would be if all we ever wore was a parisian classic bateau t..but oh the pain of finding the perfect one! anyhew... the new pieces are certainly ...

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bingeworthy {my new bff jenji kohan}

are you watching jenji's new show.."orange is the new black"? well we have..all the episodes..i think it took us 3 days. loved. i have traded nancy (from weeds) for piper. the story is great, that characters are so well defined..and believe it or not the show is mostly about women..amazing. all brought to you by ms. ...

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mod photo shoot 2

cannot get enough of this photo shoot with anna! here are the booth cards lizzie designed over the ...

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pop culture pirate mash up

http://vimeo.com/71732467 judy just sent me this and it made me smile! it is a mash up of a video by jay z for his song picasso baby, and taylor swift's song 22. the result is no less than life affirming. too cute, and filled with demi celebs to boot..woop. ...

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porter’s chinois

things continue to come out of the kiln and we are wowed when something just.. sings..like the new porter chinoiserie pattern in black with the petal ...

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mod photo shoot 1

today we had anna here with us in the studio for a super mod photo shoot featuring new pieces from both lawrence's and my collections. somer jones was the photographer, and her good friend stephanie larsen was assisting with the styling. i love how playful the mood was in all of the images..it feels like everyone was having a blast! stay tuned for ...

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prouts neck

last weekend lawrence and i headed up to maine for a beachy fun weekend with my besty chris behan. our idea of perfection is going to prouts neck in scarborough to the blackpoint inn and beach club..you should go now! it's just so maine-y and coastal there. completely worn to perfection..with giant hydrangeas everywhere. so we went! upon arrival we ...

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NY Now {formerly the NY Gift Show}

in case you're in our neighborhood that week..we thought you might like to

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sneak peek {bedding}

yesterday, i headed into manhattan to check out some new bedding designs that have just arrived at the showroom..the logo design that took me eons to finish was displayed on several of the pillows..and i think it's successful!   phew i also fell in love with the kelly green/chartreuse combo on our chester bloom bed...in particular the way the solid pillow ...

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Newness

it is all about newness here at the studio this month..looks like hexagons and squiggles are in our future..so stay tuned for how it all turns ...

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zoe and james zillian {stylish vermonters}

this weekend we went up to vermont and visited with our dear friends james (designer extraordinaire for simon pearce) and zoe zillian of Farmhouse Pottery a line of handmade pottery she designs and makes at their home in woodstock. life with james and zoe is beyond gorgeous..everything is photo ready..i kid you not..every view inside and outside their home a ...

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malachite inspiration

a couple of weeks ago i mentioned here that i had been obsessed with organic forms..now that we are full on designing a new collection for fall.. we designed these concentric patterns that emulate the grain in malachite. i think they are so chic..and look super in so many color combinations. the only difficulty is they are sooo wavy gravy that i am ...

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crush on {greta gerwig}

frances ha is a new film out by noah baumbach..whose movies i like..and his most recent stars his fave new lady greta gerwig. i am giving this a 2 wholehearted thumbs up. i am sure noah will be compared to woody allen et al..but greta takes this all to a new level. and i thought it was refreshing to see a love story about how wonderful a friendship can be ...

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the new

i am seeing this everywhere i look. currently we are madly working on creating a new collection for the fall. we are feeling that it is a season of transformation. black and white has me buzzing..i am obsessed! stay tuned for what ...

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Style Icon {Nicole Richie}

nicole richie is not someone that ever showed up much on my radar..yes i know she is lionel's daughter, and.. did a now infamous show i never saw with Paris Hilton..but up until "Design Star"..i was only aware that she was famously super skinny, and the tabloids could not get enough! These days it's a different story because with her new AOL show!! ...

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glamping!

i was introduced a month or so to the concept of "glamping" from our friend lara of studio nouveau she mentioned like everyone knew exactly what that was (ok sue me..je had non idee)..but now that my kids have gone off to.. anti glam camp; camp is on my mind! aren't these images so sweet and delish? it might even make a girl think about donning ...

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{3 Beekman Place} Auntie Mame’s crib

there is not much i like more than the move Auntie Mame with the indomitable roz russell! if you haven't seen it before..i say run don't walk.. if not for the charming story of a young boy suddenly orphaned, who is thrust into the jazzy world of his wilder than wild Aunt Mame's NY lifestyle, then for the be-yond sets of Mame's New York ...

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orgo time

it's time for our studio to begin the process of designing a fall collection, and i cannot get organic forms like these out of my head..at this point we do not know where it will take us.. but the journey is well ...

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reefs!

i have always lived in fear of days like today..when the weather is sticky..muggy and the thermometer climbs endlessly past 90 degrees...so if i had my druthers i would not wear real clothes or real shoes on those days..period. as that is entirely against the rules..i have found refuge in reef flip flops..a shoe-ish that i can walk miles in without ...

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family vaca {Wash DC}

we traveled down to DC last week to visit our friends the Pfohls, and take in some of the amazing sites in our nation's capital. I was struck on our tour by how much undiluted pride i felt at being an American citizen. it is shocking what a great job the city does in taking the jaded right out of ...

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Lawrence McRae’s gorge-y-osity

yes..i know he's my hubs.. but these new pix of law's work from somerby jones help share just how luscious his work is! i love the vibe of these warm environments..and how well they compliment the muscularity of the carving. bask in the ...

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rainy day gear

it was pouring all day..and it turns out that not only do i not own a real rain coat (which i already knew) but i also cannot find any of our 5 thousand umbrellas..o! to like this vision of lovliness, and not the soaked gal in the red poncho that i was! ret ...

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it’s too damn hot

not sure what your doing this weekend or where you are headed..but i am thinking..can i sneak in a beach getaway? the city was cah-raazy hot today..and it looks like much will not be changing any time soon. help me! {thanks house of gray for this great ...

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Martha’s Vineyard

inspired by the original spiral getty by robert smithson, my daughter and i got artsy on lucy vincent beach

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jenna marbles {what are this?}

my daughter shared this with me recently and to be honest it still has me giggling..also i keep saying.."what are this?" jenna was an overeducated out of work bostonian until recently. her videos have tapped a pulse of not only teens but tweens and immature adults (like jill). watch this..i think you will thank me. jenna has over a billion ...

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new sofa!

finding the perfect sofa for your nest is one of the great challenges of decorating. it is THE major purchase, and it is the main statement of your decor..around which the whole room should be built..but alas..this is not my tale. our room is fully decorated...we are just missing the final ingredient..a new sofa. my journey to find the perfect sofa for ...

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Liz Caan {fab-tastic designer}

liz caan and i have been doing work together for a while now, and as i often drive by her shop [longingly].. today i decided it was HIGH time i darkened her door. although i missed the ever delightful liz..i was cheerily greeted by her informative and charming staff. her shop is a design office cum ID shop, boasting JR items, as well as a myriad ...

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jilly love story

once upon a time, somerby jones walked into our lives.. and made something lovely happen. the introduction of the jillys story and production was borne of her imagination.. and i love the ...

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Restoration Hardware’s Boston mega store

last month restoration opened their new anchor in the historic former home of the museum of natural history (as well as bonwit teller..and most recently Louis Boston)..one of back bay's most glorious buildings. i am sure it cost bazillions to gut and repurpose. in my humble opinion the VC's were sold a real bag of goods..by 'creator" gary. don't get me ...

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studio pix by joyelle west

the other day i got a note from an acquaintance of mine, photographer joyelle west! she mentioned that she had seen the studio during a design salon event..and wanted to come and photograh it in action.. and here are the results.. i think she captured something so lovely. particularly the elegance of Ichiko (my asisstant..actually ...

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springtime in boston

every year like clockwork the flowering trees spring into action all along comm ave, and all around town. they are beyond lovely and they come at a time when you least expect it because the weather in early spring is cold and wet and verrry british! finally when you are really loving every aspect of the lovliness and lushness of their presence..the ...

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picnics!

last weekend somerby(our new amazing stylist/photographer) had a field day with the new jillies. i love all her pictures.. i mean..how juicy is this world? this is just a sneek peak..more to ...

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my new bag!

not long ago, my beloved tory burch backpack was looking a bit like it had seen better days..dirty, tatty, sad to say the least. "time for new!" i gleefully shouted to whomsoever might be listening. not so fast hoppy! i quickly learned..you see..unfortunately very few of the fashion minded among us prefers the backpack..in fact hardly any designers care to make ...

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momofuku milk bar

wandering accross the park on sunday, my neice caroline and i decided to check out columbus ave in NYC..the real truth is that i was seriously jonesing for a treat of some kind..and to be brutally honest i was thinking ICE CREAM! What we discovered was distinctly more exciting..Momofuku Milk Bar!!! i had heard about the celebrated chef david chang from my ...

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The Met

over the weekend we visited NYC to spend time with family, and on Sunday my neice and i took a stroll around the upper east side and central park. as we passed the Met we noticed that they were undergoing a major reno of the front of the museum. i was quite taken with these inventive "arrows" pointing the way to the front of the museum. they made me ...

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high point market

this weekend i flew down to North Carolina to check out the Surya showroom in High Point which is the super bowl of furniture markets. when you arrive in town everywhere you look..there's Surya!  their brand identity is massively in evidence.   even my name tag hung from a Surya emblazoned lanyard!  walking into their lofty space is beautiful; rugs ...

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logo time

of late there is a kind of urgency to create a mark or logo for the jill brand. and though i have visited this conundrum before.. it is astonshing how complicated it can be to come up with something that ultimately looks casual and throw away.."like oh yeah i designed that while i was napping!" i have been wisely advised by my colleague jennifer hill ...

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our town

no doubt about it.  bostonians were struggling today with their new reality.  we too are now a town that is not immune to acts of terror. i have spent the day trying to understand, and make sense of senselessness.  soon there will come healing. unfortunately though, this is what comes first. a feeding frenzy outside our front door.  BUT whether you can ...

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Hotels by Rachel Reider

last night, i went a glittering affair on the roofdeck of the Taj Hotel co hosted by my dear friend stylist/designer Stacy Kunstel and Merida Meridian (a fab local! rug company). there were lots of design stars there..one of whom was rachel reider i had met rachel before when she came to take pix of our studio, and i found her engaging and charming. last ...

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mumsy beds

there is nothing like spending the day sketching new products..these designs are for an upcoming back to school project i have been working on. each phase adds more details, and in the end the prize is the final product..a true ...

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..and then there was the bees knees supply co!

yesterday, i think my head just about exploded (cue exploding head) when i wandered into the newest addition to what is quickly becoming boston's grooviest neighborhood..fort point. the bees knees supply co. is jason owens (formerly of M3 and American provisions fame) latest (ad)venture in gourmet food. this place is beyond! so fancy, so fresh, so fabby, ...

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Mirror Mirror

these days lawrence and i are spending a lot of time looking for a hallway mirror.. and even though there are a lot of choices out there.. we looked on several sites.. etsy, one kings lane, serena and lily,pinterest, ochre, even ebay.. and we have come up empty handed! still! i end up feeling when i really love one..the price doesn't fit the ...

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je love trina beach wear

hanging out on a beach all day makes you think a bit too much about proper swimwear. well to me, the ultimate swimmy is Trina Turk! Her patterns and fabrics make me swoon. i mean..the COLOR!! her styling is spot on. the world she photographs is one you can't help but want to jump into. oh lord won't you buy ...

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Jill’s Key Bedding part trois

finally back..and on the Acela en route to the home fashions show in NYC today. i wanted to introduce you to our version of a greek key bed..this one is so soft and lovely. what a great reinterp of our pottery line! i particularly love all the different textures incorporated here..from the fab printed euros to the sleek taupe/tangerine bedskirt! yessss! ...

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New Bedding..continued {Newport Gate}

i think that the westpoint home showroom has done an amazing job dolling up their space with a complete jill package..nota bene..rugs from surya and pottery plus lighting festooned! i am quite impressed, and am looking forward to seeing it all in person. tonight's bed is the Newport Gate collection featuring one of my fave patterns from the studio..it was ...

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New Bedding Collection {Plimpton Flame}

our showroom at westpoint home in NYC is getting ready for the Home Fashions Show that starts this weekend, and it sounds like they are rushing around tweaking everything..putting the final touches on our exciting new bedding collection..i will post the photos on the blog as they come in this week...so for today i will leave you with this stunning grey and ...

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Williamsburg update {Wythe Hotel}

i was scouring the intra-webs this weekend and i discovered the lovely designer jamie meares and her adorbs blog I Suwanee.. not only is her blog awesome, but  she is a client as well!!  so it must be mutual.   well jamie (my new BFF) introduced me to my new favorite hotel fantasy..the wythe hotel in hipster brooklyn..the IT place to be..g_d bless ...

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Bigham and Bender

my dear friend judith bigham; painter, writer, mother of 3, comedienne, and woman extraordinaire has reinvented herself again. she and her partner jean bender have opened an interior design studio in downtown seattle.. her clients tell them that they are decorating high priestesses.. or..superchic therapists! either way..if this is ...

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Oscar Recap

i take oscar night pretty seriously..and over the years i have been known to throw some pretty perky parties..well.. it seems to have rubbed off on my children because last weekend my daughter decided that we all had to come to HER party dressed as a character from one of this years nominated pictures. job one would be to pick HER outfit. what ensued was way ...

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7 things I can’t live without : recap

Here are my top 7 - can't live without 'em items. Click below for the full posts and you can read my raving reviews of these hot hot commodities. enjoy! 1. Bogs Boots // 2.  Dark Chocolate // 3. Fresh Sugar Lips // 4. Tory Burch Backpack // 5. Cortizone Cream // 6. The Road Ahead app // 7. Deva Curl Hair ...

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Day #7 can’t live without : My Stylist + Deva Curls

i cannot talk about my hair gunk with out mentioning my stylist who changed my curly life here in boston. i used to live in fear of haircuts. since i was 11. almost no matter what i say to the stylist...i leave salons with with an afro. that is how curly my hair is. and i also think most stylists are curly clueless. they just wet down your hair and cut it ...

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Day #6 can’t live without : The “Road Ahead” app

this thing is the bomb. my h-band started us on this kick about a year ago...and we have not looked back. we spend a lot of time on the road..and in the past we ended up eating..always at a b-k or mickey d's yuck. but now we use road ahead, which organizes the world by exit using the gps of your phone. so if you are hungry... it will let you know ...

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Day #5 can’t live without : Cortizone Cream

let's just admit that i have the world's itchiest driest skin..esp this time of year..for any nasty angry itchy rashy skin thing you have..this is the stuff..right here..yup. this will fix you right up. Stay tuned for 2 more "THINGS I NEED TO ...

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Day #4 can’t live without : Tory Burch Backpack

i realize how un stylish it is to carry "not a handbag"! but that is me. cannot stand to carry the hanbag..over the shoulder/over the forearm..nope not doing it. i am addicted to the purse backpack. not too frumpy.. my little tory burch in the taupe/white combo does the trick! me practical? well at least when it comes to this.. i ...

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Day #3 can’t live without : Fresh Sugar Lips in Rose

oh you my sugar! my lips..always dying..have discovered this..the best feeling stuff..cannot live here without you..damn you if i run out of my sugar..i am lost. is it because you feel so luscious going on? or your delish colors? even as i speak my lips are thirsting! maybe there is something not so good about sugar..as i am truly an ...

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Day #2 can’t live without : Dark Chocolate

this is certainly a cannot survive without item. i think i am hopeless without the stuff. i am not that fussy about the brand despite the influx of wonderful artisinal brooklyn-y energy that has entered the choco market in the past few years. i like lots of kinds. lindt .. chocolove .. green and blacks .. lots of grocery store kinds .. only not ...

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Day #1 can’t live without : Bogs Boots

i just love these perfect winter boots. after years of slogging it out in the cold northeast with the wrong things on my feet (ie.. hunters which are def NOT winter wear..fah-reezing) a couple of years back i discovered bogs! they are made of wet suit fabric and are not only super warm..they are completely waterproof... no 12"er stops me now!! bring ...

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home-y day

today my son had a day off from school, and i thought that instead of having a big ambition of going into the studio that i would just go with the flow, and work from home. bringing kids into work with you in the hope that much will be accomplished is misguided thinking at best! often it's more efficient to just chill and work from home. so this is precisely ...

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problem solved!

this goes under the category of: you probs already knew this..and are thinking.."OBVI" as i tell you that it is a piece of cake to make a recording and send it out to people! well i just learned how, and it is a cinch! the other night i wanted to record erin and andrew gates at 12 chairs because they were speaking at a boston design salon devoted to 'selling ...

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boeuf bourguignon

when the movie ' julie and julia' came out, i fell in love.  first, i couldn't wait to go. and then when i finally got to the theatre..the whole experience was a mesmerizing delight. pure pleasure..i had a dumb grin on my face the whole way through. one thing though lingered. for me..it was boef bourguignon. just saying it makes me swoon. but until i brought ...

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grammy fashion: boobs!

sunday night we watched what is often the outre fashion event of the year, but i think CBS may have put the ki-bosh on the cah-razy..because the singahs toned it down quite a bit. despite the mostly staid styles..the evening did seem to have a theme..which i felt was that the boob is big. helloooo katy perry. she was poured into that minty thing..and all i could ...

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snowy!

we woke up slowly this AM to all of this... and this.. after such a long snowless winter last year..i think bostonians are completely loving the snow.. for now. just wait til it sticks around for too long, gets yucky, and the parking gets way crazy. oy. but for now. i am completely enjoying a winter wonderland. and i ...

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NY Gift!

lizzie vaughan (our fearless web/marketing designer extraordinaire) took some cute shots of us in our booth at the gift show last week..and i thought i woudld share them here. i think all the hard work and planning paid off royally! we had such a great time..and i think that everyone really enjoyed our new collections. i am so grateful ...

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Sneak Peak of our Bedding!

while we were in NYC for the ny gift show last week we had a special treat!! we were invited for a sneak peak of the bedding samples in our new collection that will be shown in NY in March...and here is a snap shot of our visit...can you stand my consistency? color coordination ...

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looking forward to NYC!

it's all about the gift show at our studio this week! we are leaving for NYC tomorrow afternoon, and i can't tell you how excited we are to be showing our spring collection next week! if i don't see you in the next few days..just know that you'll be in my heart! and we'll show you all kinds of new and wonderful things upon our return next ...

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photo styling

on friday we decided to use my daughter as our new modele! she most certainly got into her new role, and as you can see she is quite the ...

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Golden Globes Rap {part deux}

continuing my globes fashion sum-up.. the other fashion trend that was obvi was the red/coral theme..that was certainly my faves. i think we are having a major claire danes moment..what with homeland being everyone's best choice for sundays period..and the fact that she keeps looking so killer at these awards shows..even though..didn't she just pop out a kid? ...

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Golden Globes Rap {part1}

the golden globes was on last night..and i must say that i enjoyed the whole thing. thanks to tina fey and amy poehler..the ceremony was fun and funny..everyone seemed to be having a good time. those girls know how to throw a show! the big fashion news for me was..the fact that almost no one was wearing a necklace..despite the emphasis in fashion now to ...

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clogs now and forever

this was 3rd grade..blue suede olof daughters with all the staples..yeah baby! high school every day..and i swore..nevermore. but it warn't to be. today these are mine each and every evening. the perfect house shoe. i am an addict. done and ...

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holiday movie review!

over the holidays we spent some time watching some new movies..thanks to my nephew benno rosenwald who has special access (sworn to secrecy)..so first i want to say that who cared that much about katy perry that much until they watched her movie? not me..that is for sure. but after watching this fascinating peek into the life of a popstar on the rise while ...

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New Year’s Rezzies

1. spend more time at the local museums particularly the ICA..which is literally down the street. {full disclosure...i have not been to see the isabella's new wing..wahhh} ica // isabella stewart gardner musuem // Our Neighborhood 2. continue my workout regime...that includes yoga & robert jones cardio!! REI Yoga Mat in Olive 3. ...

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boyscout chic

back in the fall we visited Portland, Maine (one of my favesy spots), and spent a full day wandering around checking out all the hot shopping spots. we wandered into a fun local vintage spot and amaaazing we found these marvelous merit badges..and i got all wes anderson crazy about them...but when it came right down to it i couldn't pull the trigger..because ...

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Make{me}over

NEW LIZARD STRAP IN *EMERALD* GREEN! The other day our friend designer stayci fast told me that what I really needed was a new emerald green watch band for my antique Gueblin watch...and so that is precisely what I did! You know what? For twenty dollars you can't beat a new watchstrap for an ...

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Jacket found!

Last weekend we went skiing out west in park city Utah..and wandering around town after dinner one night we went into bahnhof sport and lo and behold! We found my perfect new down jacket..warm and cozy..and perfect for city and sport..love. Skea Chloe ...

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the oak long bar

last night i had a mightily unexpected treat when i met some friends over at the newly reno-ed Copley Plaza Oak Bar this was always a true boston gem..housed inside the majestic Plaza Hotel..but it WAS looking pretty tired over there..and this makeover was just what the place needed! it now feels like the most chic place to be in boston..and ...

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xmas shopping at j crew

the truth is..i just cannot stay away from j crew. so when it is time to think xmas for the whole family..i wonder if i should resist the temptation? doesn't it all just say..'come and get me'? even all the stuff for the little people is really great (though i do think it says 'mommy dressed me' a wee bit) i think the looks ...

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wow!

i just had to share..12 chairs is rockin our private label trays in this beautiful

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emerald green

ever since pantone announced that emerald green was to be the 2013 color of the year.. i remembered that this color was soo on my radar..because of this pic of kayce hughes' daughter in her kitchen! and then i realized.. someone else had been sayin' it for a while! i mean..it is stunning..no? though not always the easiest ...

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Living Room Gray Paint

i have done so much searching for my living room paint concepts..that i thought i would share!  so here goes.. coventry grey BM as seen in jenna (jcrew) lyons LR. this is cement by BM (this might be just the one!) grey owl by BM (my friend tania used this in her kitchen to great huzzahs) stonington grey BM Silver Cloud from ...

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twelve chairs {the bestest}

the other night we held our monthly boston design salon meeting at the always fabulous twelve chairs in fort point channel. the shop is run by a charming and talented duo designers miggy mason and roisin giese. the shop is chock-a-block with wonderful finds for every occasion... i dare you to leave empty handed. (i nabbed a new yummy scented ...

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inspiring {Sakir Gökcebag}

these take my breath away. toilet paper.

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Erin Gates Monogram Collection

these pieces are brand spankin' new..and fresh out of the kiln. they are the mongram pieces from the erin gates capsule collection for our studio..so ...

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ode to my shows

o you..my shows. o how truly ashamed i was of thee. but..in all troth. how i do love thee. how i look forward to thee. and how i do mourn thee..when thou art ...

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Ana Candles

around this time of year more than any other i cannot live without candle light in the evening. it guarantees a cozy home environment. well..loving candlelight so much..i end up using many many candles. and certainly one of my faves is the happy striped line Ana Candles, handmade by the one and only frank weeden..of New Jersey! tonight ...

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roasted veggies

years ago my friend chris behan taught me that nothing is easier to make or more importantly more delicious than roasted potatoes..his recipe was a snap.  lots of salt and pepper plus olive oil and then more salt..if you are in the mood an herb..like rosemary for flair!  oh..oven at 400 degrees for @45minutes..et voila..genius cookery! then i ...

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ski/apres ski

ugh. i have got to get a new winter jacket!!  the temps are diving rapidly and the ol' northface from 4 seasons ago is a bit on the ratty side. i decided back then after being a diehard shearling fan..that what one needs here in merry new england is a lightweight/washable down coat. so the shopping started here at LL Bean. i like the color/price of ...

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a new capsule collection {erin gates for jill rosenwald}

for quite some time now, my uber talented studio mate designer erin gates and i have been discussing a collaboration of sorts. we are proud to announce that the result is this striking private label collection "hatton" by erin gates for jill rosenwald! it includes tabletop, decorative pieces, as well as  two oval lamps. and all are available ...

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searching for sconces

certainly not this. over the weekend, i helped my friend tania search for sconces for not only her bedroom, but her dining room as well. we were so disheartened by our local lighting shop that had a lot of items that just made us sad. so we looked online and discovered that in contemporary/modern lines there is a lot of aye aye captain ...

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cozy

it is cold in our apartment tonight. it's fall and i can't get up. these days no amount of bronzer is doing the trick! maybe if i think super cozy thoughts i will start to feeeel it mmmm pie. mmmm cozy sweater. candlelight.. and yummy eggs. bed. big scarf.. creamy mushroom ...

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rag and bone in merlot

if you ask me.. if you are anyone..you just have to have merlot jeans this season! and as it always goes..the more you see it the more convinced you become.. so right and that is just what i did! mine are rag and bone..whatre ...

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roadtrip!

this past weekend my daughter and i took a all girls roadtrip with a couple of friends to the shoreline of connecticut. i knew that my old friend erica of connecticut's e list would play a role in steering us in the right direction, but i had NO idea how famous she is in these parts, nor how great her suggestions would be! i was also unaware that ...

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Docs

tonight we headed out to our new corner Dr Marten shoe store! we got these for my daughter! so adorbs. i remember my old pair..there was nothing that didn't go with my docs..in fact i loved pairing them with a floral baby doll dress, and gobs of silver jewelry. i thought i was such a rocker. even though i wasn't. it looks like the celebs ...

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Quadrille lurv

i just learned that all these fabrics i have loved forevs are all from quadrille..ok..no duh. what's not to love? even Tory's on board! i am pretty sure this helped encourage my true blue/tangerine craze from last summer..oww this is a ballsy combo..huh? the chair below kills me..i am even thinking that my barcelona chairs are ...

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to blucher..or not to blucher

after visiting London last summer i recognized that i had been bitten by an indescribable Oxford bug! for some reason they seem just right..right now  ( & now that the election mayhem is over with, i can concentrate once again on important things like...shopping?)) the only prob is.. i just cannot seem to locate the precise model ...

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macaroon love affair

what can i say?..i am tots jumping on this trend bus! though i had a lot of problems with cupcakes..(the zero commitment treat) that was so huge for so long..(shove over you dopey cupcake you..make way for LE macaron..we're takin' over) i am waay into the trendy macaroon. so chicly color-centric soo photogenically ready for it's ...

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seawall

a couple of weeks ago i went on a roadtrip to one of my fave towns..portland, maine! i love portland mostly because my darling pal chris behan abides there..and when we get together..it is pure FUN! a typical jill/chris weekend involves 3 main things..food, shopping, yoga, and shopping! ha. on this last jaunt i discovered a real treasure..the shop ...

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Introducing {the jilly!}

how adorbs are these? i always resist making something small, but these are 3x3 and the best..be sure to look for them on our site very ...

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robbie

my cousin robbie has written a tell-all memoir that i have been reading over the last few days. though i knew it was causing quite a bit of hub bub within our family..due to the expose-ish nature of the text..i hadn't read a word of it til this weekend..and..I LOVE IT! the book is about growing up in nyc, spoiled and unattended to like oh so many of my ...

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halloween 2012

hallooooo halloween! the studio has been gettin' pretty spooky these days-what with all of us making ready for the big day next week..but i wanted to take a pause in the hub bub to introduce the jilly! it's a kitchen/bath/bar catch all. there is no end to the uses for this mini tumbler (shown here) in our signature buckley chevron..this tzotch is to ...

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la grenouille

the other night, i was in the city (nyc) with my brother, my nephew & my sister in law..and for some craaazy reason their new "we always go there" place is la grenouille. this place is so straight outta the 60's it is hysterical..in fact i don't think they have changed one thing..and in a way..that is precisely what makes this spot so on the ...

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Tassel Trunk

last friday evening i had a special event at Tassel Studio in Old Lyme Connecticut with my old friend erica of the E List who organized the event at the wildly fabby shop owned and operated by the marvelous Hannah Childs Hannah is not only a warm and wonderful person..but she is a terrific decorina too! i really shouldn't have..but i couldn't resist ...

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roasted green beans [a revelation]

this past weekend my lovely friend deborah served up some massively delicious green beans which she had roasted..right? i mean who doesn't love a roasted veggie?  but green beans? this was new..and the kids couldn't get enough. the recipe is a cinch. oven to 400..wash and snip your beans placing them in a shallow roasting pan. drizzle olive oil and toss in ...

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i {heart} russell brand

have we discussed russell brand? cannot get enough of this guy..and though i imagine he has lost some of his lustre after being dumped by miss thing..i am throwing caution to the wind and declaring my utter and complete fanness for senor brand..he kills me.  last night we watched "rock of ages" and this scene with alec baldwin in which they sing a ...

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marimekko

the other day i wandered over to newbury street and finally wandered into the new marimekko store! for me..marimekko has always been major..for more reasons than one. can you say striped shirts and bold color? j'adore! and the new store did not disappoint..i loved the whole loud story. and felt immediately like making a purchase..so ...

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flor

My son Loch and I wandered into Flor this afternoon completely intrigued. and though i had heard of flor the modular flooring system of carpets..i had never smelled it tasted it or felt it in real life! the new boston store is so so cool..you can design your own rug based on any number of plain or patterned 20" squares...and add to it ...

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adore magazine

this just came from adore

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alexander calder {crush}

  growing up we used to spend some time at the home/gallery of my cousins dolly and klaus perls. the perls were so beyond fabulous..even to my seven or so year old perspective..i mean just look at them!  their gallery on madison avenue in the 70's was home to much of sandy calder's ouevre..as the perls were Calder's dealers.. so let's just say this ...

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Fall {inspiration} Photography

Amy, Lizzie & I met here last week to sketch out a line up of fall photog goals and concepts.   And this week..amy has been kicking butt... taking these awesome pix at the studio... using lots of found ...

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{half the sky} documentary

last night i watched the moving and unforgettable PBS documentary Half The Sky by  the NYT duo Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. the tagline of the film is "turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide". and i hope that they will do. meanwhile, the film that is based on a book of the same title depicts the lives of women and giirls  ...

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O jonnie! yer killin’ me.

holy cannoli!  what is up jonathan adler? this week we were "blessed" with his latest catalog..and while the man is always good..{do NOT miss that there is a chandelier hanging from that tree!} this time it's just freakin' geniuse! jut loving all the girls in their outdoor fantasy living spaces..i mean check out the mirrors/framed art hanging ...

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fall food styling festivale

lizzie, amy, and i have been discussing a fall photo shoot here at the studio..and particularly how to style some mugs/bowls/trays for the shot.. and it looks like lizzie went hogwild adding all these great shots from pinterest to my fall mood board..i really love the big chunky sweaters holding onto the mugs of steaming hot elixirs..so cozy! i ...

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sienna farms

one of the great pleasures of living in our fair city of boston is the plethora of farmers markets.. in fact, i work by one in dewey square, and live by the copley market! one lucky lady. the other day i could not stop about getting there on time..i just had to have some tomatoes from sienna farms for my supper.  oh sienna farms..you're going ...

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High Lawn Dairy

lately we have been only going to Barrington accross the street for our coffee..even though we have a whole lot of choices.  as soon as, lawrence said it was like drinking candy..i was sold! the barristas at Barrington said it was the milk from high lawn dairy in lee mass that made all the difference..and though i am not sure..looking at the dairy's ...

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emmy red carpet rap

i guess i wasn't the only one who saw the emmy carpet themes this year, and my fave of the night was all the Yellow!  i know that despite the slight fashion don't on the ladies..noted well in other coverage..ie. that clare's floopy lanvin was a big no no..and that julianne should have done more for the boobage in the dior..bla bla..i on the other hand just ...

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SCORE!

oh you gotta love nyc!! i was just there today..and i got this watch ( i mean a veerry close facsimile) for peanuts!!  (ok..10 bucks)..and it's just gorgeous! (ok..i am not sure how long it is going to work..and the strap is made of rubber) just gorgeous!  aren't i the ...

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burgundy?

i am not sure what happened to me..perhaps i am just a complete fashion victim. but ever since ms elements of style herself erin gates mentioned it< i have done a complete 180 on burgundy..that loathsome color..is now so totally on my radar. i never had a problem with this: it was this kind of sad decor that made me weary.. but ...

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j’adore Moonrise Kingdom

recently i went to see Moonrise Kingdom..Wes Anderson's new movie. i had been wanting to go all summer. it took forever to get there, but despite my anticipation,  the movie did not disappoint. i am not sure how to put this..but i am in love with the look of these movies...and i know i am not alone. wes is super particular about ...

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oh you j crew!

what is there to say? the big accessory piece is a must. it really makes an otherwise boring outfit sing..right? erin said today.."i just want to scoop it all up!" i wore my new piece today..it is a real beaut maybe it says glitzy a little loud..but je t'aime that. once more i say..more is ...

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pillow talk

now is your big chance to get these babies at well under their full retail prices! aren't they somthin'? head over to www.jillrosenwald.com and snag a ...

wianno quatrefoil

a couple of years back, i participated in a special event at a yacht club on the cape.i was struck by the uniformity of personal style among the members of the club..it was as if there was a list in the dressing rooms.anyhew..it turns out that their style struck and stuck.now i want to be just like them.introducing..the wianno quatrefoil..in a bunch of great ...

vaca

my family and i are visiting the cape this week with friends.  this is one of my favorite places on earth..and we are doing one of my favorite things..jes' hangin'.it is a kid's sport (and truth be told i was taught how to do it by 11 yr olds),and mildly dorky,  but i adore boogie boarding.   wellfleet beaches can't be beat for catching waves.  once you ...

i heart russell and hazel

i just met the gals at russell and hazel at the new york gift show..and lucky me!! we did a trade for a couple of things!i have always loved their 'let's get organized in style" products..but perhaps never thought i was worthy..but now that i am a proud owner of some super thick and riche gold edged note cards..as well as, the rainbow of post it's collectioni ...

photographer {adrienne gunde}

it is certainly a time suck, but wandering around the internet can be wonderful..and occcasionally one will unearth gold!  i did recently when i discovered the LA based photographer adrienne gunde.  her still life of our little man ray teardrop vase with the chinese lanterns is craazy pretty.  and it made me want more adrienne..so off to her blog i went, and ...

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southhampton links

 for a good while now, we have offered the hampton links in a limited number of great colors.  this season we put the pattern into overdrive by offering up a crayon box of tonal colors. it is satisfying to offer our ever popular hampton links in the new ombre style "south"hampton version..because visitors to our studio have always commented on how inspiring ...

donut party!

photo stylist amy hendren sent us these pix this weekit looks like she had a lot of fun with donuts.i think it is interesting to see how much variation it takes to get the shot juuust right!do you have a ...

the shew

it is a whole lotta crazy goin' on this week at la studio.  putting finishing touches on it all before we go off to NYCcan take it out of a gal..BUT we were excited enough to take a break and ooo and aaaa when we got this in the morning mail..hope you likey.  it features our newest pattern the wianno quatrefoil in perky ...

naming names

when i start to think along the lines of a new name..i look at the pieces in the collection and start to think about the feelings that they evoke.so for example..we designed a new candy stripe in a pink/grey combo, and one in a yellow/grey combo.i know i go on about stripes endlessly, and often my fave to wear is the  classic chanel bateau navy and white ...

loving {atlantic-pacific}

i have just discovered a wonderful style muse..atlantic pacificshe really has my number.every time she posts she is wearing a new fun outfit..and even though she often reuses piecesshe most certainly spends quite a bit of time shop-ping!i love her more is more approach to accessorizing,and her bold as nails color sense.how about the fact that she is not afraid ...

summer images

we loved the pictures that our new stylist amy hendren worked on so much..that we asked her to shoot again..only this time we gave her our signature hampton links vases in our new fall palette.it looks like the ladies made a beautiful evening of ...

designing striped things

i think i mentioned here a slight obsession with all things striped..so here with little fanfare..are some new sweet striped pieces that we are working on for new york..what do you ...

je t’aime you goyard

maybe i am a labels whore..or maybe i am still in middle school when ..if you see it enough times..you start to love it..butit's kind of even better in ...

quatrefoil is de riguer

apparently..this is the thing you urgently have to have.i have it on the highest authority..but you must get the real thing..van cleef and arpels!  ok?alhambra.cuz reese says so.  ...

fall palette

as i head into the fall season when i have to design a new collection for the NYIGF, i often head over to style.com to check out what the fashion folks are thinkingvis a vis fall2012.as luck would have it, senor marc jacobs was saying yes to some very powerful color combinations and textural variations for LV.  je loved them.you have to have balls to put ...

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