Tuesday, August 12

Summer & Picnics Go Hand In Hand: DIFFA's Rooftop PICNIC BY DESIGN Tomorrow Evening in NYC

I love picnics, 
don't you? 

You may have read about our picnic tradition on the beach in East Hampton

And, I'd love to put together a traditional Italian picnic as described 
by Sunset Magazine

I am fascinated with vintage picnic baskets I see over on etsy too.

 And, I love Kate Spade's stylish orange and rattan picnic basket.

While on the subject of picnics, 
I'm curious about this urban rooftop picnic party, DIFFA's 3rd Annual Picnic by Design which is an exciting summer event highlighting design, food and fun for a good cause.  Designers create fabulous picnic baskets that are sold in advance online When guests arrive, they are escorted to their one-of-a-kind designer picnic set-up, which they take home with them after the festivities with proceeds benefiting DIFFAI see many of my designer friends over on social media are sharing sneak peeks and enticing us with their creative designs.  You can join Diffa tomorrow evening for a rooftop picnic for two and pick up your very own creatively designed picnic basket tomorrow evening (Wednesday, August 13 from 6:30-10:30)  at the Midtown Loft & Terrace at 267 Fifth Ave. @ 29th Street.  

In the meantime, take a look at sneak peeks of a few baskets...
designed by Jonathan Berger
designed by Fina Design

designed by Tina Ramchandani
designed by Tiger Lily's 

Talents participating this year include;
Antoinette Loupe _ Aesthete & TastemakerArchives IDAtelier nnd/Nicole Dufour DuRocherB+N IndustriesBarbara Fina – Fina Design LLC.Brad Ford IDBryon C. James for House of OasisCheryl Umbles Interior DesignCRD AssociatesDan Mazzarini and Brian Humphrey of BHDM Design,Danielle Colding DesignDustin & ParisGenslerHollymount Ltd.,HUBLEY DESIGN INTERIORSHUXHUX DesignInc.Architecture & DesignJennifer Flanders Inc.,  Johanna BargerJonathan Berger Interior DesignJulie Schuster Design Studio, Kristen Guerrero,Lindsey Coral Harper Interior DesignMatthew David Celebrations, Maurice Assouline – Creativa Design, Mee Tran StudioMichael AramMichelle Slovak, Design and DecorationMod Design Guru,Nile Johnson Interior DesignPatrick MeleRichard A. Baquero Interior Design Inc.Samantha Knapp for Tigerlily’sSamuel Masters,Simple Dwellings by Elizabeth BrahaThe 3rd Floor LabThink FabricateTina Ramchandani CreativeVANESSA DELEON, andWorkshop/APD.
And, sponsors of the event are 
BolonRobert Allen , PoggenpohlCanard Inc.
Interior Design Magazine New York Design Center
picnic image by Martha Stewart via Picnic board
Happy Nesting 
XO Tamara