Friday, May 18, 2012

Save the date: Calypso Home DNG Event May 24th!

Hello everyone, please save the date our next DNG event is next Thursday May 24th from 6-9pm at Calypso Home in Brentwood. If you would like to RSVP please contact me directly. If you would like to be a DNG member please feel free to bring your membership fee ($25 for the year) to our event on Thursday. Please pass along the info to other designers who might want to participate in our event! We have gift bags to the first 25 attendees, fabulous raffles and we have our special guest meet and greet with Jordan Cappella, who is on the new HGTV Design Star, airing May 29th, 2012 9PST. We look forward to seeing you next Thursday!

Monday, May 7, 2012

West Week 2012: Duralee / Hip Swap / Turquoise Event with John Robshaw

Please join us at the Duralee Showroom during Westweek to meet John Robshaw - Hosted by Duralee, HipSwap and Turquoise! You are invited to the Duralee Showroom to preview John Robshaw's new fabric line exclusively for Duralee! HipSwap will also be on hand to help you set up your accounts and will have super fun swag to give away! Wednesday March 21st, 2012 From 2pm - 4pm
Duralee Showroom 8687 Melrose Ave  #B601 Los Angeles, CA 90069 Wine and cheese will be served. Parking available at the Pacific Design Center. Please RSVP TO: We look forward to seeing you and please feel free to pass along the invite.

Flor / HipSwap Event!

In case you missed our great event at Flor hosted by HipSwap here are some fun pictures from the party! Fellow designers Jaime Rummerfield & Ron Woodson - Woodson and Rummerfield's, Kelly Edwards, Jordan Cappella, Paula Smail from Henry Road, myself created fun vignettes at Flor with items for sale from
If you want to get on our list for future events please email me directly! If you have a store or showroom in LA and would love to host a HipSwap event please contact me as well.
We hope to see you at our next event! And thank you Mr. Pink Beverages for supplying fantastic energy drinks for our party! Typhanie Peterson and sis featured above.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Save the date! Next DNG at Blu Dot Jan 26th 7-9pm

Hello Members! Please save the date our next DNG event will be with Blu Dot on THURSDAY January 26th from 7-9pm.
8000 Melrose Ave. LA, CA.

Invite to follow towards the end of the week.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.
If you owe a membership fee of $25 or would like to be a member, please bring it to the event.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Next DNG event at Pottery Barn BH - NEXT THURSDAY August 18th 7-9pm!

Hello Members!

Please save the date our next Designer Networking Event will be held at POTTERY BARN BEVERLY HILLS next Thursday August 18h, 2011 from 7:00pm - 9:30pm.

At Pottery Barn, we believe that your home should be a haven – a place for gathering with your favorite people as well as savoring the pleasures of solitude, for recharging and relaxing. It’s where you play, dine, work, sleep and dream. In short, it’s where your life takes place.

For more than 20 years, we’ve been inspiring people to create inviting, comfortable surroundings that reflect their unique sense of style. We offer superior-quality furnishings and accessories for the entire home, all in timeless designs, so you’ll be able to enjoy them every day

Trade program goodie bags will be made available for attendees!

Pottery Barn - Beverly Hills 300 N Beverly Dr #474. Beverly Hills, CA, 90210

Phone: (310) 860-9506


Light bites and drinks will be served.

Street and lot parking is available.

The purpose of our DNG Events is to bring talented individuals who work in the design industry to meet and network their talents and products.

PLEASE make sure you bring your business cards, portfolios and/or images of your work so you can share your products and design work with our members. If you would like to bring a product of your work - we encourage your to do so so we can see your designs. It is important that you bring your materials so we can view your work and products!

Please forward this invite to other interior designers, store owners, showroom managers, artists and product designers that you might know. And remember you need to be a member to join our events so if you would like you can bring your $25 membership fee (for the year) to this event.

Please RSVP (only if YOU CAN make it) - to

We look forward to seeing you NEXT THURSDAY August 18th, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Good Shepherd Charity Design Project Invite

You are invited to...


Presented by Vanessa Squared Productions Vanessa De Vargas / Turquoise & Vanessa Kogevinas / Get It! Consulting

Please come and join us for our Show House in downtown LA as 30 interiors designers transform the Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women & Children into a beautiful space to benefit deserving area women and children. All 30 rooms will be open for viewing and each designer will be there to present their room. This is an event you don’t want to miss! Invite is attached.

Saturday and Sunday July 23 and 24th from 11-3pm

Hawkes Building

11650 Rockwood St.

Los Angeles CA 90026

PH 213 482 1834

Food and refreshments will be served.

Parking available on all side streets.

*No RSVP is necessary we look forward to seeing you!

*Please feel free to pass the invite along.

The mission of Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women & Children is to provide, with dignity and love, a continuum of care from homelessness to self-sufficiency for women and their children, through services offered by professional and volunteer staff. For over 25 years Good Shepherd Center has provided food, clothing, shelter and supportive services for homeless women and children. From mobile outreach to transitional shelter to long-term housing for mothers with disabilities, help is available every step of the way. Good Shepherd continues to serve more than 900 women and children a year through comprehensive programs, providing long-term solutions to poverty and homelessness.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Next DNG event at Tag Gallery - THIS THURSDAY May 19th 7-9pm!

Members you are all invited to our next DNG event reception THIS THURSDAY May 19th, 2011 at Tag Gallery featuring artists Stephanie Visser, Grace Swanson and Betty Sheinbaum at Bergamont Station.

Date: Thursday May 19th, 2011

Time: 7-9pm

2525 Michigan Avenue, D-3
(Bergamot Station)
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 829-9556

Tag Gallery

Please note only members of our DNG group are invited. If you have a friend or colleague that would like to become a member please have them contact me directly for membership information.

If you have not paid your dues you are more than welcome to bring your check for $25 to this event.

Please RSVP so we know how many to prepare for and we look forward to seeing you on May 19th.

BIO Stephanie Visser
A native of southern Michigan, Stephanie Visser relocated to southern California almost five years ago. She took her degree in Fine Art from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids Michigan. She continued her education at Western Michigan University in the graduate department and at Pasadena College of Art and Design studying with Mary Winterfield a well-known painter and educator. Stephanie’s painting originally began with traditional representational work and has evolved to abstract over the intervening years. Her work has primarily been influenced by an interest in architecture, the human form, and the environment through light, color and emotional context.

Artist Statement
My work is consistently inspired by an interest in the natural and man made world of architecture and environment and the collision of that world with the inner life of the soul and emotion. Being an abstract artist, there is no literal reference but a distilling and a merging of the elements that make up this complex landscape of our lives. The emotions that reveal themselves are sometimes nonspecific and yet perhaps are recognizable as something known or remembered, like that name or that word you struggle for on the tip of your tongue. A non-pictorial representation that is deeply intimate and suggestive, where the tug of sensation comforts, or pinches, stirring up emotion mixed with memory: mind photographs that reflect everyday life and the way it impacts one: sunlight and shadows: stillness and movement: sound and quiet.

The pieces themselves are created with acrylic and other mixed media usually in series. I begin by laying down a gesture, which leads to color, shape, and form until something in it moves me, like a Rorschach inkblot but infinitely more subtle. Images are built layer by layer sanding through translucent color washes, scumbled paint, markings and collage made up of bits and pieces of cast off materials that enrich the surface to reveal a lyrical, magical and often mysterious world.

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
- Pablo Picasso