Sunday, February 7, 2010

Las Vegas Furniture Market...

The show was SO great! The colors were so vibrant and fun! Modernism is still the overall feeling. Also, the spread of "GREEN" awareness is greater and greater! So many wonderful natural textures and reclaimed materials made into timeless treasures. Creativity was all around you. I took way too few photos because my schedule was CRAZY!!! But, I think I got enough to give you a good idea...

Art and function are still marching towards each other. I love it!

HAZIZA...How wild! This is some serious artistic expression.
All white heaven!

James DeWulf is doing some amazing pieces with concrete. Great artist! You gotta keep your eye on this dude...endless possibilities!

During the show, I got the chance to sit down with my friend Angelo Surmelis and preview his new introductions. Angelo is so great! His vision along with Tom, and the rest of the peeps at Angelo Home are changing the industry...seriously! I always love what Angelo keep your eyes open for his next pieces of "Awesomeness"...I bet you will too!

18 Karat was modern sophistication with a soft organic touch. I totally love their style!


It's totally true that every piece by the Phillips Collection is a conversation. Amazing talent and vision. Every piece is a unique treasure!

So much cool stuff...

Of course my token chandelier shot! ;-)

There was so much more of course. If I had the time to take more photos, this post would be even longer! Plus, I haven't mentioned the food yet. On the last night, dinner was at TAO in the Venetian. And, it was a dinner to remember...SO GOOD!!!! I met up with my good friend and design genius Steve Hamm, and his partner master craftsman Don Wroth from Urban Design & Construction. We had an awesome night!
Dinner was Pork Spring Rolls, Lobster Wontons, Chicken Satay, Chilean Sea Bass, Black Pepper Filet w/Udon Noodles, Chinese Broccoli, and capped off with a giant chocolate cream stuffed Fortune Cookie! I'm so sorry the only photo I got was the last empty plate. I'm going to blame it on the fact that as every dish came to the table, a chopstick war broke out with the "Urban dudes." It was an unbelievable meal! We almost ate through the table! When you get to Las Vegas you have to eat at TAO!

As you can imagine, Las Vegas was a great place to see the furniture show. Even with a crazy busy schedule! It was Great fun, met great people, and saw a ton of top notch creativity! And, the Hard Rock Hotel has such a cool energy. I love the music everywhere you go, even when you walk into your room.
I can't wait to go back!

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