I had the extreme pleasure of participating in DIFFA's Dining By Design. I designed a dining space for this most wonderful of causes. The space was published in Elle Décor Magazine. Dining By Design celebrates the best of
"design" by bringing together talented interior designers, established and budding architects, design showrooms, corporations, photographers, technology developers, product designers, landscape designers, filmmakers, fashion designers, graphic designers, multi-media artists and others to create over the top, three dimensional dining environments. The event has been dubbed the "Cannes of Tabletop" by filmmaker John Waters. http://diffa.org/about/mission/
For five years I had the pleasure of participating in the annual Children's Hospital benefit, the Festival of Trees. The custom trees I designed were auctioned off, with all proceeds going to Children's Hospital of Boston. The first tree I designed, POP! Holiday was decorated with 50 original, minature Pop Art paintings that I created. The winning bidder gave the tree to the Children's Hospital and the paintings have become a part of their permanent collection. For the last several years I enlisted the talents of several amazing knitters. All of my trees were decorated with "hand knit" hats, scarves, and mittens which were distributed to several children's charities and shelters.
I am honored to have been selected to participate in two Showhouses for the Junior League of Boston. The JLB is an organization committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. It's purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Project Place is a nonprofit agency that serves homeless men and women in the Boston area. They offer job training, work experience, education, housing and support services to help individuals experiencing homelessness reestablish themselves in society with dignity. They recently constructed a new home in Boston's South End. The new building houses 14 studio apartments and I was so thrilled to be one of 14 designers who dontaed our time and resources to each design one of these living spaces and create a true home for those in need. To be able to give back is such an incredibly rewarding experience and feeling.