Design Stars

Meet the Husband-and-Wife Team Behind Loftipop

A local couple is making a name for themselves online thanks to their rapidly growing Etsy shop.

11/11/2016 By Lana Allen Photography by Loftipop


How to Adapt Homes for Older Residents to Be Discussed Monday

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations will gather at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, for a discussion about age-friendly adaptations that enable one to continue to safely enjoy one's home while advancing in age.

11/09/2016 By staff


Panel Discussion Focused on Bayfront Design Possibilities

The event is timed to coincide with an exhibit showcasing different visions of the bayfront created by University of Florida CityLab Sarasota graduate architecture students.

11/03/2016 Research by staff


Sarasota 23-Year-Old Wins 'Young Entrepreneur Award'

Nick O’Donnell, a member of Sarasota's Faulhaber Fab Lab since 2015, recently won the Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award.

11/01/2016 Research by staff


Kitchen, Bath Company Expands Into Sarasota

Gilbert Design Build, a local remodeling company, is expanding its operations.

09/02/2016 Research by staff


Transportation Department District Secretary to Discuss 'Complete Streets' Friday

Florida Department of Transportation District One secretary Billy Hattaway will discuss transportation and land development patterns, the concept of "complete streets," bicyclist and pedestrian safety and more this Friday.

08/17/2016 Research by staff


Design Disruptors Documentary Will Premiere at Louies Modern in Sarasota

The documentary, which profiles more than 15 companies valued at over $1 trillion, showcases the transformative power of design.

08/17/2016 By Megan McDonald


Design Documentary and Discussion Planned for Aug. 24

A handful of local companies, schools and organizations are together presenting a screening of Design Disruptors.

08/17/2016 Research by staff


Light Up Your Life Displays Pieces By Artist Lighting Up Rivo Building

Artist R. O. Schabbach will light up the Rivo, beginning at approximately 8:45 p.m. Thursday, April 28, and continuing at sunset each evening for a week.

04/25/2016 Research by staff


Landscape Architecture Firm Named Among Country's 50 Best

Ocean Home magazine's inaugural list represents the finest coastal landscape architects practicing today in the United States.

04/22/2016 Research by staff


Edward Wormley Furniture Designs Are in High Demand

The late American designer Edward Wormley isn’t a household name, but his midcentury modern creations are in demand all over the world.

01/01/2016 By Marsha Fottler


It's a Classic: The Elkins Loop Chair

The beloved Loop chair was brought to the public in the 1930s by Frances Adler Elkins.

11/09/2015 By Marsha Fottler


Lakewood Ranch Tour of Homes Kicks Off on Friday

The annual Lakewood Ranch Tour of Homes kicks off Oct. 16 and runs through Nov. 22.

10/14/2015 By Ilene Denton


Four Design and Home Furnishings Pros Share What They Love Right Now

The home trends and products they can't get enough of.

09/30/2015 By Sarasota Magazine


How to Create a Spa-Like Bathroom

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota's bathroom redesign project manager, Jude Mulhern, shares tips for creating an indulgent, spa-like space.

12/30/2014 By Marsha Fottler


How to Create a Spa-Like Bathroom

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota's bathroom redesign project manager, Jude Mulhern, shares tips for creating an indulgent, spa-like space.

12/08/2014 By Marsha Fottler


How to Renovate a Condo Kitchen

Designer Pamela Hastings shares her tips for how to renovate a condo kitchen; plus, the history of the folding screen.

10/31/2014 By Marsha Fottler


An Interview with Fashion Designer Trina Turk

Our fashion blogger talks style with designer Trina Turk, the reigning queen of Palm Springs chic.

07/24/2014 By Heather Dunhill


How to Design the Perfect Dining Room

Advice from interior designer Chuck Bolton.

01/31/2014 By Marsha Fottler


How to Decorate the Perfect Bedroom

Advice from interior designer Mark Dalton.

11/01/2013 By Marsha Fottler