I haven’t done a “Noted This Week” (NTW) post in a while but the time feels right to bring back the series. I’m kicking off the week with NTW sharing things I find inspiring from an engaging new podcast, office decor goals, purchases with a good cause and an editorial letter that hit home.
WESTMAN ATELIER: You already know I’m a devoted fan of the Westman Atelier product line and specifically obsessed with the Vital Skin Foundation. Now through April 30, 100% of Vital Skin Foundation website sales will go to Good+Foundation Crisis Fund to support their efforts in providing care to families impacted by COVID19.
THE STYLE FILES: My dear friend Paloma Contreras has launched The Style Files Podcast featuring candid conversations with legendary designers who share personal stories, tips on decorating and methods on running a successful design business. The initial series available on Apple and Spotify include interviews with Bunny Williams, Mark D. Sikes, Jeffrey Bilhuber, and William McClure. It’s a must-listen, informative podcast that has quickly risen to the top of my favorites.
WORK FROM HOME: I’m craving a clean palette for my work area at home. I have a similar layout to this design from DISC Interiors, but the colors and textures need to be updated. A bleached wood desktop, sheer linen shades, and white walls are all that’s needed. When workers and design shops re-open for business, I’m ready to begin the transformation.
IN DEFENSE OF LUXURY: In these difficult times, I’ve felt conflicted about posting merchandise from the luxury market. I’ve focused more on sharing for inspiration and distraction. Financial Times How To Spend It editor Jo Ellison writes a must-read letter in defense of the multi-billion dollar luxury industry which accounts for millions of jobs worldwide. Along with designers, there is a multi-tiered web of professions needed to take concept of an item from production to sales and retail that include marketing, photographers, stylists, and a number of other behind the scenes talents whose jobs are directly impacted. Read the full letter here.