10 Ways to Make Your Guests Love Your Parties

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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

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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

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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

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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...]