Being Invited - Thermador / Bosch / Gaggenau / Kravet

Social Media has become a super highway between me, my vendors and my reps. This type of communication has brought me closer to my product than I ever felt possible.  In the past designers tried to build relationships or learn what manufacturers had to offer in a once a month visit to their showroom or my workplace. Now, with the internet, they are just a click away..........

Last week I was asked to speak about Social Media at the Kravet Showroom, Arizona Design Center with two of my fellow designers.  This was my first speaking engagement and became possible through my social media efforts.

This coming Monday I am honored yet again. I am invited to:

 "Thermador's Luxury Design & Build Summit"  at the state of the art "BSH Gallery & Training Center"    here in Scottsdale, AZ.  This showroom features Thermador, Bosch & Gaggenau Appliances in actual kitchen vignettes and I hear it's like no other showroom anywhere. 
 Myself and other designers from around the United States will be flown in (to bad I'm from Scottsdale)treated to massages (yeah!), golf, dinners, and a night on the town.  We will also be visiting their showroom, having a real life chef cook for us, and exposing us to what these companies have to offer.

This is "Part One" of my exciting experience w/Thermador!! Below is just a peak of the kitchen at the actual "BSH Gallery" showroom.

Thermador Kitchen at the BSH Gallery & Training Center in Scottsdale, AZ


Vicki Bergelt Interior Design & Arizona Luxury Real Estate - Branding!

Arizona Luxury Real Estate & Vicki Bergelt Interior Design have decided to put our heads together and "Brand" Two Great Businesses that have to do with what is very close to our hearts......Our Homes.

We are seperate, yet together!  I really loved the way this ad came out and wanted to share..........

Two Companies Thinking Like You!!


Recycle Everything Even Mens Belt & Ties!

Looped Pillows made out of Mens Ties
Mens Belt Floor Tiles

Seat Belt Colorful Hammocks
 Taking everyday things and reusing them to things you would never think of puts me in a good mood,   especially when those things have to do with using them in the home some way.  What a great way to save the earth!  The statement we hear so frequently now, "Sustainable Living".

The pictures above show a couple of my favorites:
* Mens belts recycled into Floor Tiles - What a great idea for a man's office, or even apply them to walls!
*Colorful Hammocks made from Seat Belts!!  Talk about durable and fun! 
  Both made by  Tings in London
*Throw Pillows made from Men's Ties. - You could have any colorway you needed, and in all different hues.  Made by  Dreamweavers


Chairs, Chairs, Feed on Chairs

I just absolutely love chairs!  I collect small chairs....they are everywhere in my house!  If you want to get me anything, get me a small "unique" chair!  I guess that makes sense being a designer!

When I find someone who takes a chair to a new level I want to shout it to the world...."Buy this chair!!  It's the greatest!!"  I know I don't have space in my house (or I would have everyone of them) yet I just want someone to have it....so I know someone I know is getting pleasure from this find!!

Well here are such finds:  (And if you like them......click on the link!!  I couldn't post all of them!)
Jimmie Martin Creative Chairs in the UK

Unique Creative Chairs