Introducing the CRUSH MOBILE
EDITORS LETTER - SEPT 2014
When I began CricketsCrush, the business was an extension one of my favorite past-times; endlessly hunting for chic and unusual home décor. And I am thrilled to now be scouring the vintage, antique and art worlds not only for myself but for all those who visit CricketsCrush.
This past summer I spent a week tirelessly rummaging through every square inch of Clignancourt - the famed March aux Puces in Paris - to bring back some of the most divine goodies and good buys for all of you — with a pit stop for some Moules et Frites while listening to a grand dame belt out "La Vie En Rose" at Chez Louisette. (If you haven't been, next time in Paris, it's a must!)
Back in the Hamptons, my "Crush Mobile" was gaining mileage bringing the contents of my summer Pop-Up shop directly to YOU! With my client's input. I gave several seaside homes the CricketsCrush "Jushe" by re-designing, re-organizing and revitalizing certain rooms (or a whole house!) with a snazzy mixture of your beloved pieces and those from CricketsCrush that I thought would be perfect for your home.
The client lives with these fabulous and updated new environs for a few days and then purchases what they find they just can't live without. I really, really love the "Jushing" process — and it's a win-win overnight solution for my clients. It's instant shelter-mag- ready chic in a car! (or Crush Mobile in this case).
The past few months have also been chuck full of filming new Crush TV video! I've become a bit more natural in front of the camera (not an easy feat!) and creating these snappy short films about artists, designers and tastemakers is right in the sweet spot for my husband Richard's filming talents. Together we really enjoy creating and sharing inspiring stories about these super talented folks. Take a look, you'll be glad you did.
Lastly, my Wall-Of-Life blog keeps me in touch with my long-standing magazine roots. The concept began when my NYC apartment was photographed for the cover story of shelter magazine, NYC&G. The writer called a wall in my bedroom filled with photos, children's art, personal notes and meaningful artwork that I have collected for decades, my "Wall of Life". The wall is a colorful snapshot of my life; framed and hung with lots of love. This fitting name became the design inspiration for my CricketsCrush The Wall-of-life blog.
So, all of these concepts together create the world of CricketsCrush. And my credo remains If I wouldn't buy it, I'm not going to sell it. And If I'm selling it, I like to inject my personality into the descriptions and suggestions as to how to incorporate each piece into your design world. So, c,mon and get your crush on!
Editor & Jusher