Last week, on a beautiful sunny, but oh so chilly afternoon I headed into the city to celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of Modenus, to see many of my design friends and to attend press day at The Architectural Digest Home Design Show.
The first event I attended was the Anniversary Celebration for Modenus which was held at the Press Lounge, described by The Gothamist as "Heaven in Hell's Kitchen," overlooking the magnificent Hudson River. (If you remember I went to London in September of 2013 as a member of BlogTour which was sponsored by Modenus and numerous other companies.) Modenus is a fascinating yet simple notion like no other. It serves as a one-stop shop for all things related to design. It serves to connect clients and designers, manufacturers with consumers, and even bloggers with bloggers. The Modenus website offers a beautifully curated collection of products and brands from around the world, and shares anything that strikes their fancy with the hopes that it will also strike yours. For more visit them here.
And so, on a cold but spectacular crystal clear evening we set out to celebrate and congratulate Veronika Miller, founder of Modenus, as we sipped prosecco and nibbled on bread and cheeses and charcuterie on and caught up with old friends that we don't get to see nearly often enough.
The following morning Modenus hosted Marys & Mimosas for members of the press and trade to kick off the events at The Architectural Digest Home Show. (Which I shared in Kind Finds from The Architectural Digest Home Show.)
As much as I look forward to the Architectural Digest show each year, DIFFA's Dining by Design is my sweet spot. (DIFFA stands for design industry foundation fighting Aids.) Here tables table are created by various top designers and vary from simple and minimalistic to lavish and opulent, outrageous and whimsical - a theatrical backdrop created on a dining room table.
This year DIFFA moved out of it's old home in Pier 94 and into its new one right next door at Pier 92. I loved the new location. It was bright and spacial. The tables, for the most-part, didn't wow me this year quite as they had in the past. Although I and many of my peers found it to be a little lackluster, there were a handful of absolutely incredible tables that stood out for their creativity, beauty and presence. Some of my favorites are below.
I hope you enjoyed this brief sneak peak into the wonderful world of DIFFA's Dining by Design. I hope you will consider attending next year. The event's dates will be March 17-20, 2016.