Millennials CJ Dellatore

Social Saturday: The Millennial Wave

and the case for reverse mentoring

Say what you will about how digital technology and social media are robbing the millennial generation of actual social interaction, but resolve to accept that the world’s communication paradigm has seismically shifted, and millennials are leading the way.

And then consider that we’re only in the infancy of that change…

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The New York Times Seminar Series

at the AD Home Show

AD HS Graphic


This Thursday the Architectural Digest Home Show opens in New York, and runs through Sunday.

In years past, I must admit, I’ve found the event a big lackluster; but the organizers have clearly picked up their game this year.

How?  The New York Times Seminar Series has been expanded to include 11 panel discussion with some incredibly talented design luminaries – including friends to this blog Robert Passal, Glenn Gissler,  Laura Bohn, Ellie Cullman, Kati Curtis, Patrick Hamilton, Lindsey Coral Harper, Neal Beckstedt, and Gideon Mendelson.

One seminar I’m particularly interested in attending (a strategically intelligent move on the part of the organizer to recognize young talent in our industry) will be moderated by the fast up-and-coming publicist Dustin O’Neal of Strohl & Co on Saturday at 5pm.

For a full list of the seminars and topics, follow this link.  I hope to see you there.

CJ Dellatore turning 2-2

I’m Turning 2!

and entering my 3rd year blogging with a digital facelift


It’s Saint Patrick’s Day, and the day this blog celebrates its 2nd Anniversary!

To mark the occasion I asked my good friend, men’s fashion blogger, and website developer George Hahn to redesign my blog to be cleaner, easier to read, and more engaging as I enter my 3rd year blogging.

I got George to sit down with me to discuss why updating my web presence was so important: I’m sharing our conversation so that you might better understand why it’s crucial to update a website in our rapidly changing, technology driven world.

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Designing Your Presence On Social Media

Join Glenn Gissler and me as we continue the conversation

D&D Invite Glenn and Carl


On the heels of last month’s lively discussion on why social media is so important for advancing your design-centric business, I was asked to come back to continue the conversation.

Celebrated interior designer and design blogger Glenn Gissler will join me to talk about establishing platforms, content strategies, and increasing your brand’s visibility.

Reserve a spot:

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Point Of View: Louis Navarrete

on understanding 'taste'

Louis Navarrete Point Of View

“Ages ago when I was student at Parson’s, one of my teachers insisted that there was no such thing as bad taste – only things used incorrectly.

Now, many years later, I’d have to agree that there are many different types of taste and various levels of quality.

Furthermore, whatever your taste, the most important way to keep a project going in the right direction is to buy better, and buy less. That doesn’t necessarily mean that every item needs to be expensive, but what you buy should be well made, beautifully designed and appropriate to your lifestyle. And most of all: be fearless in your choices.”

- Louis Navarrete

Mary Douglas Drysdale for American Standard

New Luxury Bathroom Fixtures Styled by one of the Beltway's Best



Yesterday American Standard upped their game by adding a new line of luxury bathroom fixtures called the DXV Collection.

To showcase the new products they enlisted 6 notable design professionals to create rooms around them, including great friend-to-this-blog Mary Douglas Drysdale.

We chatted yesterday, and she shared some of the shots of the incredibly glamorous bath she styled, and told me a bit about the project….

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