10 Ways to Make Your Guests Love Your Parties


We have all been to great parties, the kind where you look at your watch and cannot believe how late it is because you are having so much fun. John and I have been to and have thrown a lot dinner and cocktail parties in our 15 years together and I have learned a lot along the … [Read more...]

All Consuming Blossoms


June is a magical time in New Jersey. Driving over the cattle grates at the entrance of our property in New Jersey brings the impossibly wonderful smells of first viburnum and then jasmine. A few yards later, the pinks of the peonys and striking reds in the poppys give pops of … [Read more...]

Palette is in the Eye of the Beholder


Oscar Wilde once said “Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.” As a designer, this quote has always spoken to me. My inspiration is derived from experiences I have such as travel. New colorways are … [Read more...]

Wax Rhapsodic


There is a sign on a bridge in Trenton that says, "Trenton Makes The Word Takes". It is a tribute to the great manufacturing center it once was. Trenton has lost its way over the years and we wanted to open our shop here as part of a collective effort to bring manufacturing back … [Read more...]