Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The TrendSpot: Win a Trip to Paris

The TrendSpot: Win a Trip to Paris

The TrendSpot: Win a Trip to Paris

The TrendSpot: Win a Trip to Paris

Win a Trip to Paris

Opportunité Fantastique!
(Just a little French lingo to announce a spectacular opportunity for one lucky and talented design professional!)
Industry movers and shakers Jay and Mark of Helser Brothers are offering a trip to the City of Lights, PARIS! As in France! The winner will join Industry Experts Deb Barrett and Susan Schultz as one of a select group of 12 at the Maison et Objet show January 19-27, 2010. The trip includes a Cruise on the Seine and a visit to the Louvre among many other delights. It is truly the trip of a lifetime. There are a few qualifications, a passport, an engaging personality, and the ability to share the journey as you blog for us through 7 days of non-stop Francophile fun. You will get to be our eyes and ears on this trip, submitting daily posts about the products you see and your ongoing adventure.See the fine print below for details on just what is included in this offer and apply today! The trip is coming fast so we need to choose a winner on November 30th. Just send an e-mail to sendmetoparis@helserbrothers.com explaining why you are the perfect person for the job, then keep an eye on www.whyhelser.com for the big announcement. Ooh la la! (Wow in French – start practicing!)

The Fine Print:
Paris 2010 includes:

- 7 days /7 nights, January 19 – January 27, 2010, in the City of Lights
- Airfare to/from JFK or Chicago. (Winner is responsible for getting to JFK or Chicago.)
- Hotel d’ Aubusson, Four-star, double-occupancy Superior room in the heart of St. Germain (Super-convenient location and we’ve stayed in this hotel and love it!) Five minute walk to the subway, direct line to the show. Walking distance of the Louvre, Orsay, Notre Dame, Sorbonne; surrounded by art galleries, restaurants and shops.
- Daily Breakfast at the hotel. Value of $140.00
- Airport transfers Value of $80.00
- All zone metro passes/carnets for 7 days. Value of $85.00
- Admission to Maison&Objet and Planet Mueble trade shows. Value of $78.00
- Welcome reception at M&O from show management
- Exclusive M&O trend presentation with Q&A opportunity Priceless!
- As-you-wish meet-ups for cocktails or dinner to review the day, compare notes, share stories, etc.
- Pre-travel web session(s) with Deb and Susan to preview locations, M&O planning, travel details, our Paris faves and more
- Cruise on the river Seine. Value of $80.00
- Free entrance to the Louvre or Orsay. Value of $26.00
- High Tea one afternoon in the Aubusson’s Grand Salon. Value of $25.00
- All taxes and service included.
Need more info? Visit DebBarrett.com

Monday, November 9, 2009

imm Cologne News

IMM Cologne has just released the details of several interesting tours developed to introduce U.S. visitors to the wider array of design available throughout Cologne. The half-day tour (conducted in English) will include stops at several of Cologne's “mini design centers" including Rheinauhafen, Spicherhoefe and ending up at Design Post, a year-round showroom destination right across the street from IMM.
In the course of the tour, visitors will be able to visit showrooms including Boffi, B&B Italia, Moroso, Kvadrat, Nya Nordiska and many others. The schedule is such that you can do the tour (lunch included) and still have a few hours in the afternoon at the show.
Other tours include:

2000 years of architecture in Cologne: From the Romans to Renzo Piano
Rheinauhafen -The new architectural highlight of Cologne is the former dockyard along the Rhine which has been changed in an architectural playground. According to the New York Times this is one place to be visited among 44 worldwide. We want to invite you in an architectural office which has been working in the historical Rheinkontor since the late 80s. With insider talk
and presentations of old documentation material we will offer you a view inside the exciting
development of the dockyard.
For a more details and complete schedule, contact IMM Cologne’s U.S. office.

{via Vision Editor's blog}

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Challenging the notion that Christmas gift-giving has to be about spending lots of money, and buying the latest hot item, Folksy (a kind of UK based Etsy) and Sue Ryder Care (a health care charity) are running a competition called Upcycle Christmas. The goal of the contest is to transform second hand goods into fresh new creations suitable for holiday gift-giving. There are five different categories: most innovative piece, craftsmanship, best use of materials, playfulness and people’s choice. Winners will have their wares displayed at the Sue Ryder Care Camden store for a month, and all proceeds from sales will go to Sue Ryder Care.
For more information, or to get involved, head over to the Folksy Blog.

Who will be the first to upcycle something into curtains draperies ?

[via I Like]