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Matters of Design

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United States

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Matters of Design speaks to the creative forces in front and behind the scenes of interior design, home furnishings, textiles, lighting, art and fashion.

Language:

English


Episodes

Eye on Design

11/6/2014
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Lifestyle writer and journalist Abigail Stone turns the tables this week and interviews “Matters of Design” host, Demitri Sgourakis.

Duration: 00:54:09


Fashion Forward

10/30/2014
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Demitri and his guest, Lynn Dell, a/k/a The Countess of Glamour, discuss dressing for the "Theater of Your Life.”

Duration: 00:55:32


Colorful Nature

10/23/2014
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Demitri and his guest, interior designer Sandra Espinet, discuss the signature lifestyle look and feel that Sandra describes as "The Well-Traveled Home."

Duration: 00:56:43


Heart of Design

10/16/2014
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Demitri and his guest, designer/artist Raghubir Khalsa, explore the specialized textile designs, decorative painting and mosaic tile work born of her highly acclaimed Off-White Castle Studio.

Duration: 00:54:34


Style and Taste

10/9/2014
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Demitri and his guest, designer Randall Crim of JRS Designs, discuss his beginnings in interiors and the beautiful designs he creates for everyday living.

Duration: 00:53:41


Essential Feng Shui

10/2/2014
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Demitri and Terah Kathryn Collins, best-selling author and founder of the Western School of Feng Shui, discuss the Essential Feng Shui principles important to the design world. Terah shares feng shui skills every designer should know to help create environments that meet the unique needs of their clients, utilizing such principles as seeing through "Feng Shui Eyes," the "Five Elements," the "Bagua Map" and the "Golden Triangle." Terah’s insights illuminate how to create places for work,...

Duration: 00:54:27


Reel Production

9/25/2014
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Demitri and his featured guest, production designer Kalina Ivanov, discuss the fascinating world of film and television design. Kalina shares a personal journey from her native Bulgaria to her arrival in New York and her subsequent education at NYU. Tracing her beginnings as a storyboard artist to how she became one of the most talented and recognized production designers in film today, Kalina reveals her inspiration and creative process, how she transforms reality into story-telling,...

Duration: 00:54:10


Renaissance Man

9/11/2014
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Demitri and his guests discuss the concept of the Renaissance Man as designer and how great interior designers understand history, culture and fabrication.

Duration: 00:56:33


Main Event

9/4/2014
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Demitri and his guests explore the design ideas that transform a party into a spectacular Hollywood-style event. Lifestyle designer Troy Williams of Simply Troy shares how he collaborates with designers and clients to help realize their vision for a personalized special event and explains how he makes a not-so-simple job seem easy. Next, Eric Buterbaugh -- celebrity floral designer and official florist for the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills -- shares his "more is more" philosophy when...

Duration: 00:54:15


Work of Art

8/28/2014
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Demitri and his guest artists discuss the transition from their creative youths to mainstream day jobbers and then ultimately to becoming master painters. Following many years of studying cartography and an on-going interest in architecture, design and landscape, fine artist Chase Langford traces the influences and sensibilities that translate into the visual rhythms of his geographic compositions. Chase inspires us with his expressive ideas, which through experimentation, are manifested...

Duration: 00:54:04


Living Large

8/21/2014
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Demitri and his guests discuss high design. Daughter of legendary designer Phyllis Morris and creative head of the firm that bares her mother's name, guest Jamie Adler shares the legacy, development and a vision for the future of one of the most fashion-forward and unique interior design and furniture manufacturers in the world. Next, multi-award winning LA-based interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard first gives us a glimpse beyond the notoriety of his exquisite interiors and into his...

Duration: 00:56:15


Let there be lighting

8/14/2014
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Demitri and his guests discuss the art of lighting. Owner of JERRYSTYLE lighting studio and Interior Designer, Jerry Van Deelen shares his signature lighting design philosophy and pioneering work in developing the “Ancient/Modern” look. And Neon Archeologist and Museum of Neon Art board member Eric Evavold inspires us with his interest in neon signs and his work with photographer Tom Zimmerman on their collaboration called “Neon Noir”.

Duration: 00:54:44