Confessions of an Author: David Naylor on Design (for Local Flavor)

Confessions of an Author: David Naylor on Design – cover story by Tania Casselle for Local Flavor magazine, March 09 issue.

Interior designer David Naylor played hard to get for nearly two years before agreeing to write his book Old World Interiors: A Modern Interpretation. Mainly because the book that publisher Gibbs Smith wanted from him wasn’t the book Naylor wanted to write.

Read the full David Naylor on Design story in PDF.


Roswell: Mysterious Beauty in New Mexico (for Latitudes)

If you believe the stories that made Roswell famous, visitors to this town have arrived from much farther away than any airport. But beyond Roswell’s reputation as an intergalactic portal to planet Earth, the city is a gateway to Southeastern New Mexico, offering desert-to-mountain landscapes and year-round leisure activities.

Read my full Mysterious Beauty in New Mexico travel feature for Latitudes, the inflight magazine of American Eagle airlines.

Smart Homes (for Mix Future Interiors)

Smart Homes cover feature by Tania Casselle for Mix Future Interiors.

“Please pick up a pint of milk on your way home.” It’s not a text message from your partner, it’s from your fridge. As you step in the front door, your favorite music plays. The blinds sweep closed, the lights are low, except for the lights leading a path to the bedroom.

The house is at the temperature you like, and in the background you hear the bath filling. It’s still nothing to do with your partner; the romantic mood is set by your house, anticipating your every desire. The only thing your home can’t do is undress you and tuck you into bed. But give it time.

Smart homes, intelligent homes, digital homes, automated homes… there’s no single term for it yet, but we’re talking buildings with brains. Read the full feature in 628 KB PDF.

Grand Junction’s Wine Country (for Latitudes)

“If you forget everything you were ever told about wine, remember this,” says Bob Witham of Two Rivers Winery. “When wine comes in, secrets come out.”

Travel and wine feature by Tania Casselle on Grand Junction’s Wine Country, Colorado, for Latitudes, the inflight magazine of American Eagle airlines.  Full story at Latitudes

Wild Tile (for Mix Future Interiors)

MFI10Interior design tile trends update by Tania Casselle for Mix Future Interiors

Wild Tile

For walls with attitude, indulge your inner Wild Tile Child.

From armored chambers to rustic retreats, tile provides a heavy-duty backdrop. And any way you grout it, we’re looking at eye-popping graphics and tons of texture.

Read the full F-O-B news piece in PDF.

Taos Restaurant Group

Taos Restaurant Group

A small but influential empire is flourishing out of Taos, N.M., as Chef Joseph Wrede and restaurateurs Nat Troy and Michael Yaccino combine their business smarts and culinary kudos in the Taos Restaurant Group. Talking about Joseph’s Table, The Old Blinking Light, and new acquisition: Lambert’s of Taos.

By Tania Casselle for Local Flavor magazine (Feb 09)