DURKAN Las Vegas!

I just got back from The Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas, my new collection made it’s debut. “Mad For Plaid.” It was a really exciting show, thanks to the fabulous Durkan team for making this happen, and to my creative director Barb Marcy for always knowing the right call to make on the collections. Lots of exciting developments to come. The next collection is going to be called “Rug Burn,” time for a a little something sexy. Stay tuned!

Plaid Man

The booth, set up like a gallery

The always fashionable Roger Thomas head designer at The Wynn adds the perfect touch of orange alligator shoes. I’m terribly envious of these.

Garland Stiles is mad for plaid

The bag was the hit of the show.


Todd Oldham / Alexander Girard

I had the pleasure of hosting Todd Oldham http://www.toddoldham.com/¬†again at RISD. As before, not to talk about himself, he came to speak on behalf of Alexander Girard. I never knew the look of my childhood all came from one person, Girard was an architect, designer, toy maker, alchemist. His witty and sophisticated art inspired me and captured a new generation of design students. There was nothing this man couldn’t do. Get the book, it’s fabulous!