All Things Taj
Design Is Where The Heart Is
I've been extremely busy, to say the least! I've been working on a new design project and, quite frankly, it consumes the brain. It's a home addition that will increase the square footage of this house by over 50%!
The Color Wheel of My Life
As a woman of biracial decent and mother of a young seven year old boy, I wonder – along with many other mothers – if I will see a day when racial profiling seizes to exist.
The Collapse of Rana Plaza
I have been addicted to news reports on the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh. I can't help it. I google regularly for updates. I want to know all the details that led to the worst garment industry disaster in history that massacred 1100+ factory workers … mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, sons and best friends.
Have You Seen Girl Rising?
10×10 has partnered with CARE.org to build a global movement promoting girls' education centered on the feature film, Girl Rising. Girl Rising spotlights the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change a girl – and the world. Many millions of girls face barriers to education that boys do not.
Mooding for Minimalism
If you've browsed my recently created Pinterest boards, you'll know my overall interior design style is Modern. In reality, my tendency towards minimalistic space planning - that is, the layout of interior spaces that promote the "less is more" ideology - has been an ongoing struggle for me in my personal space. Yes, my interior styling at home is minimalistic. However, it only takes literally a 24-hour period for the accumulation of "stuff"....keys, book bags, toys, mail, shoes, clothes, random paper etc. to overtake me.
Handmade is where the Heart is
The main impetus to founding TheUrbanCollective some years ago was the realization that the value and appreciation of handmade was missing in the retail experience. The globalization of consumer goods ~ mass production ~ had desensitized us to feeling the essence or "soul" of a personal possession was not important. It was decided at that time, in 2005, that sourcing limited edition collections were going to be the focus of the buying efforts for this retail venture.Read more
MY Eames Lounge Chair...Finally!
It's long overdue, a dream purchase of mine, one of my bucket list items....I finally purchased THE classic Eames Lounge Chair (circa 1956).
It's a Spring Ting! So, I'm Jamaican...hence the word "ting"! No, it's not a spelling error ;) I live in South Florida and Spring Tings are ALL over.
Chime for Change
CHIME FOR CHANGE is a community of people working to promote education, health and justice for every girl, every woman, everywhere. From Beyonce to Selma and so many more...the collective...Read more
All Things ~ Woman
I could not move forward, in all good conscience, without introducing one of my most treasured non-profits....Nest!NEST hits ALL sensor points for me...design, supporting women, sustainability, handmade, etc. When I first read about NEST two years ago, I really truly had a "WOW" moment!