Caryn Cramer Extraordinaire by Juli Sproules

A huge THANK YOU to amazing designer Caryn Cramer for coming and speaking to my interior design students!!   If you haven't had a chance to check out her textiles, you are missing out.  Her work is thoughtful, painterly and super conceptual.  It also happens to be full of color & movement!  Check out her website -

BLKCORAL website launch by Juli Sproules

In VERY exciting news, the website for BLKCORAL has been launched!

For those of you that don't like to read, just head on over to & check it out.  For those of you who want a little history & information ... read on:

Nikole Nelson & I have known each other since our days at the illustrious Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), where we were roommates, friends and co-conspirators!  Since then, Nikole & I have collaborated regularly, especially when she launched her New York City-based Nikole Nelson Studios.  After moving back to her native Hawaii (she's from Maui), she took a chance to re-energize & re-brand her now-Honolulu-based enterprise to reflect both her urban NYC experience and her natural Hawaiian roots.

In focusing on collaboration, BLKCORAL brings together a unique blend of creative energies & vision; as well as specializing in both concept and creation.  It really is a unique enterprise!  

Thanks for checking it out!

Eiffel Tower adds Wind Turbines by Juli Sproules

For its first upgrade in over 30 years, the Eiffel Tower is adding wind turbines!  This is big news for people interested in how historic spaces can also be big players in upping their sustainable game.  While these wind turbines don't produce a ton of electricity, it's a huge step forward in thinking about these historic monuments & how they can be incorporated into the modern world.  Also - check them out ... they are beautiful!

You can read the full article at The Verge, here

Some More Cosmo Couture Coverage by Juli Sproules

Thanks Pamela Sorensen for featuring our design from last year in this year's coverage of the fantastic Cosmo Couture event!  It is always such an honor to be involved in this event & to help bring awareness (and a big check!) to My Sister's Place.

 Backstage (and in my comfy sneakers too!!) before walking the runway at 2013's Cosmo Couture event!

Backstage (and in my comfy sneakers too!!) before walking the runway at 2013's Cosmo Couture event!

Check out the original article here!