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Sunday, November 19th, 2017

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Sears Helps You Go Green

The car industry started to rebound with the “Cash for Clunkers” program encouraging buyers to trade in their old and inefficient cars for newer fuel efficient models.  Sears is piggy-backing on the idea and a similar program knows as “Cash for Appliance” rebate program has been implemented by the federal government for energy efficient appliances. Sears [...]

Trendtracker for the Trendsetter

Are you a trendsetter who calls the shots? If you’re a Fashionista that keeps your finger on the pulse of the industry you need to check out the new Trendstop app Trendtracker. The London forecasting firm Trendstop now offers a free mobile app that delivers high-end fashion predictions to anyone. Traditionally, expert industry forecasts have [...]

The Ironic Happiness of Unemployment: Inspiration in Scarcity

By far the greatest financial crisis, globally, ever – including the 1930s Great Depression[1] is the last thing anyone wanted to hear as the description of today’s credit crunch. The majority of ears that the news struck the sharpest were those in the building industry. As a profession that is sustained by lines of credit, [...]

The Father of Haute Couture

On this day in design we would like to salute Charles Frederick Worth. Couture is defined as  exclusive, custom made high end clothing.  Many think of couture coming from today’s high end designers such as Dior, Marchesa, and Jean Paul Gaultier but where did this iconic fashion start? The man behind this fashion statement is [...]

Oscars Best Dressed 2010

This year’s Academy Awards brought out the good, the bad, and the just plain unfashionable.  Here are Refugee Designer’s Top 5 Best Dressed! Sandra Bullock, who took home the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in The Blind Side, dressed to impress in this Marchesa creation.  Marchesa has been dedicated [...]

Put on your Sunday best kids; we’re going to Sears!

  Sears.com launched a newly created Ultimate Prom Experience website. The site includes everything from personality quizzes helping shoppers choose the perfect dress style to the Ultimate Prom Sweepstakes. Sears.com’s Ultimate Prom Experience is a complete online prom shopping and trend guide destination to help create the “ultimate prom experience”. It reminds me of the [...]

Trying To Keep Up With The Kardashians

As you may have heard, the Kardashian Klan’s Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe have launched a clothing line with Bebe.  The Kardashian for Bebe line was introduced at the 2010 New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. However the line has been under fire for being “knock-offs” of other designers work.  You be the judge for yourself. Kim [...]

Spotlight: Brian Patrick Flynn

We had the pleasure of meeting the very talented and creative mind of Brian Patrick Flynn.  Brian is a self taught interior designer that you may recognize from TBS’s Movie & a Makeover or any one of his creative endeavors. Brian Patrick Flynn took a non-traditional path to interior design because his formal education is [...]

Objects of Desire Exhibit

When: Opening Event – Friday – Feb. 26th from 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm Exhibit on display February 12th to March 13th Where: Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) 285 Peachtree Center Ave Marquis Two Tower How Much: Free but a requested donation of $10 The event on Feb 26th will have snacks and drinks About [...]

Bloom Box – Energy of the Future?

If you haven’t heard about a Bloom Box, it may be the future of energy generation and can get your home off the grid. The Bloom Box is brought to you by Bloom Energy. Bloom energy was featured on 60 Minutes last night talking about their revolutionary new product. This is the interview done on CBS last [...]