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"Boundless Love" (Part I)

I was so honored to be invited back to design a table at this year's spring gala benefitting Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. It is a night of insane creativity and generosity and one I feel privileged to be a part of. I'm sharing my thoughts behind the vision but most importantly, showing gratitude for those that I've partnered with on this table.

"Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across — unhindered, without ill will, without enmity."
~ Buddha

Each year, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House hosts its annual benefit. 60 designers donate their time and talent to design 60 of the most incredible table designs that are showcased at the benefit. What a privilege to part of such an amazing event!

This year, our table celebrates the interconnectedness we have with one another as players on the world's stage. We come from different backgrounds and experiences, but it is our differences, represented by our table's spectrum of colors, that make us unique and great. Each element of our table, while different, represents a great deal of thought, hard work and care. We are so proud to be part of this magical night once again and hope this table brings joy and reminds us all to radiate love without exception.

Behind The Scenes ...

Just some quick snaps of the process. 
I can't wait to share the "after" to come in Part II of this amazing night!

Credit Where Credit Is Due

Fete Home

We took a spin around the sun and created a run of napkins in our "Talisman" pattern basked in ROYGBIV. It was so much fun exploring the rainbow without constraint!

Green Wolf Studios

It was love at first sight. These Murano, cordless lights are spectacular. Green Wolf Lighting was formed by Green Wolf Studio founder Rebecca Marks, who had long been searching for well-designed, beautiful cordless table lamps. Our theme begins with "radiating" boundless love and I could think of no better representation. 

Tesh Paper Flowers

Tesh Paper Flowers began in Ukraine in 2019. Natalia created bouquets for gifts and decorating. Eventually her hobby became a profession. She bought materials, equipped her workshop and was incredibly happy to do what she loved. On February 24, 2022, the war began. Natalia and her husband lived in Kherson and it was occupied during the first days of war. They moved to Natalia's in laws home because there was a basement which provided shelter during the shelling. The city was overrun, there was no way out. All they could do was wait and pray.

At their soonest opportunity, they evacuated. After nearly two months of occupation and constant fear, Natalia decided to start making flowers again. She bought materials, equipped her studio and many clients came back. Natalia now lives and create in the beautiful city of Odessa. In her words, 

she is grateful for everything she has and everyone who supports her. She is happy to be able to do what she love again. Natalia makes each flower with great love and gratitude.

Stay tuned for Part II + final pics of this glorious night!