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Thursday, January 20, 2011

My second secret SPILLED

Last week, I received the most amazeballs invitation - Brizo fixtures has asked me to join 19 other bloggers and design professionals for a 3-day workshop in New York City next month. We will be immersed in the Brizo design process and invited to weigh in on future products. I cannot wait to ask the Brizo team about lifestyles influences and trend forecasting. That kind of thing fascinates me!

I will also be attending Jason Wu's Fall 2011 fashion show as part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (Brizo is one of Wu's show sponsors). Later that evening, I will have the opportunity to meet the designer himself at a cocktail party. You may remember Wu for creating a certain special dress for a certain special lady.

NYC Dumplings, I will be in your fair city February 9th-12th and would love to meet you! My days are pretty packed with Brizo fabulousness, but hopefully we can schedule a group meet-up. Email me if you'd like to get together!

My undying love to Paul Anater of Kitchens and Residential Design for nominating me for this incredible opportunity.

FTC fine print: Brizo is paying for my airfare and travel expenses for this trip.

30 comments:

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

BRAVOBRAVOBRAVO!

This Lampshade's goin' places!
Enjoy every moment, medear.
I have an inkling that once the Brizo team hears your invaluable advice, they'll wonder how they ever designed fixtures without you.
Best of luck -- and do indulge in every way possible.
It's on them, after all ;)
Cheers, Alcira

nerochronicles.com

David said...

Fabulous. I can't wait for your review posts when you get back!

Petra Voegtle said...
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maison21 said...

cool beans, raina! have fun!

Petra Voegtle said...

Raina - that sounds pretty impressive and I send you my heartfelt congratulations. I must admit though that I do not know any of these names and when I admit that I find fashion drop dead boring then I am probably outing myself as a complete idiot. Never mind. I am only the artist.
But what I find really intriguing is to get the chance to have a peek into professional design process.
Wish you much fun!!!!
Greetings, Petra

Karena said...

Raina, yay!! You are moving up on the blogger A list and your input will be very valuable!!

I used to do market research so I know how fun it can be!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Topaz said...

I am thrilled for you!

Was it two weeks ago you were afraid your blog might limit your prospects, and here you are with a couple of great opportunities.

Go knock 'em dead in your inimitable Raina way!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

So exciting!!

I will actually be in NYC that weekend. My sched is pretty packed, but if you do something Friday night maybe I could swing by and meet the one and only Raina!!

I'll email you.

Rachel said...

What a fab trip! Sounds like so much fun - I know you're going to have a blast! Especially on February 9th, the very first day. That day just happens to be the very best day of the year (my birthday!).
I'll be sending you special good wishes that day! ;-)

ModernSauce said...

Congratulations on all your recent opportunities! Brizo is filled with nice people as they generously donated a faucet to my humble ranch. I hope you paint the town in Pantone's Chili Pepper Red!

NK said...

Jason Wu, Jason Wu, JASON WU!!!!! ok, now that I got that out of the way, congrats! I'm sure this will be absolutely fabulous.

Modern Country Lady said...

Way to go ! AND your followers have gone up!! You go girl!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Love it. Love it, love it, love it! x

nkp said...

I can hardly wait long enough to hear the official play-by-play!!! This is such a fabulous opportunity and could not have come to a more deserving talent. Girl, you're going places! NYC for one! :-)

So proud of my c-nut!

xoxo-n.

AppleTree said...

the universe is good!

my favorite and my best said...

congrats my friend...
they are lucky to have you.

Sol said...

I was forecasting all this way back way back... and I'm so thrilled for you and so happy!! And I wish I could come to new york to meet you... sigh...

Enjoy every bit of your success (it's not luck, because you've earned it)
love!

Kate said...

DOUBLE CONGRTS! xx

erin@designcrisis said...

HOORAY!

Congratulations -- what an amazing opportunity!

tanisesther said...

congratulations!! that is straight up RAD. Have a great time!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Woa, Nellie! Travel expenses PAID, too?! Guuurl, you's my bag a chips!


{seriously} Congratulations!

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Congrats homie!

Jordana @ White Cabana said...

Well your news surely does not disappoint! Congrats! You're going to have an amazing time!
-Jordana

Jane K. Schott said...

Darlin' your ship has come in and you weren't in the ladies room!
Couldn 't happen to a better person. BRAVO!

Julie @ Chapman Interiors said...

OMG. Scraping jaw off keyboard. This is SOOOO cool!! fun fun fun. I can fit in your luggage I'm sure.

SOOO Exiciting!! (And to think you were going to shut off la lamp...)

oxxoxoxox

susie q said...

So, so cool and fun and fabulous! Congratulations sweetie! Brizo couldn't have selected a more perfect blogger and designer to weigh in on future products!!

The Zhush said...

To be said like Elaine from Seinfeld:
"GET OUT!"...(that is just amazing!):)
Congrats!!!

sherri said...

still excited about this for you!it just gets awesomer and awesomer for you my lady. so cool!

only a movie said...

Congratulations!! xoxo

karly / design crisis said...

Little Eero doesn't give mommy time for blog reading, so I'm sorry to be so late to this party but...HOLY BALLZ THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!