Design Tips

Tami Ramsay, left, and Krista Nye Nicholas relax in the lobby space they created.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

July Lobby Vignette: CLOTH & KIND

Visit MDC’s “D” lobby, where you’ll see the July vignette titled “A Modern Traditional Sitting Room,” created by CLOTH & KIND designers Krista Nye Nicholas and Tami Ramsay.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Born in the U.S.A.

The words “made in America” are increasingly important to those eager to keep the U.S. economy humming. Trying to find specific American-made products – cell phones and televisions, for instance – may be fruitless, but there are plenty of home furnishings proudly being made in this country.

A stunning shot taken on the Italian island of Capri, located in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Photo by Jimmy Angell.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Vacation Spots as Design Muses III

We embark on the final leg of our virtual summer vacation with visits to Capri and Scotland.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Vacation Spots as Design Muses II

We continue our virtual summer vacation with a tour of Italy, which provided immense inspiration for designers Krista Nye Nicholas and Tami Ramsay, of CLOTH & KIND. In fact, they called their recent journey “a design inspiration trip.”

The colorful entry to the Casa del Herrero in Montecito, Calif. The Spanish Colonial estate was completed in 1925.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Vacation Spots as Design Muses

We wouldn’t grow as people if we remained forever in our little corner of the globe. For designers, travel serves as a conduit for creativity and inspiration.

Mary Fisher has found a method to deftly blend art and activism.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mary Fisher: Artist and Activist

She’s a shade under 5 feet tall, but Mary Fisher is a titan when standing up to injustice and intolerance.