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A Preview of Spaces 4, 5 & 6 at the 2012 DC Design House

A Preview of Spaces 4, 5 & 6 at the 2012 DC Design House

This is the Second of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers’ vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is underway and set to open on April 14th.

Showhouse veteran Kelley Proxmire of Kelley Interior Design in Bethesda, MD, www.kelleyinteriordesign.com, who has participated in 21 showhouses over the past 11 years, says it’s still exciting to be selected. “I really feel honored to be a part of this fundraising event,” Proxmire says. “Children’s National Medical Center is a very deserving organization and should hopefully receive much needed funds from the DC Design House.”

A Preview of Spaces 1, 2 & 3 at the 2012 DC Design House

A Preview of Spaces 1, 2 & 3 at the 2012 DC Design House

This is the First of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers' vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is underway and set to open on April 14th.

Fashion Fights Poverty Hosts 7th Annual Fashion Gala on Saturday, March 31st

Fashion Fights Poverty Hosts 7th Annual Fashion Gala on Saturday, March 31st

 

 

 

DRESSING RESPONSIBLY IS AT THE HEART OF THE FFP MISSION

Fashion Fights Poverty Celebrates 7th Annual Fashion Gala

Fashion Fights Poverty (FFP), the organization dedicated to raising awareness on the fight against global poverty through the world of fashion, will host its 7th Annual Gala on Saturday, March 31st, 2012  at Artisphere (1101 Wilson Boulevard) in Arlington, Virginia.  Tickets are $75 (General) and $150 (VIP).

Proceeds from this year’s gala will support FFP’s programs, including Woodrow Wilson High Clothing & Textile Program, Fashion Fights Poverty Summer Fashion Camp, Vocational Internship/Mentoring Program, and the Detroit Lives Partnership Project, among others.

Highlighting one of FFP’s core values to dress responsibly, the 2012 Dress Responsibly Gala is FFP’s largest presentation yet.

1 House, 23 Designers, 37 Days, 1 Great Cause

1 House, 23 Designers, 37 Days, 1 Great Cause

 

DC Design House Announces 2012 Designers

DC Design House committee members including designer liaison Taylor Wells, Jean Seline and Karen Beiley along with designers David Mitchell, Skip Sroka, Nancy Colbert and Anne Lambeth recently announced the designers selected for the 5th Annual DC Design House at 4951 Rockwood Parkway, NW, Washington, DC, benefiting Children’s National Medical Center.

The designers along with rooms they’ll be designing in the order of the flow of the tour are below:

Space 1 outside entry – Blake Dunlevy & Gina Benincasa of D&A Dunlevy Landscape Architecture (Barnesville MD)

Space 2 foyer and staircase - Matthew Moore of John Matthew Moore Fine Art (McLean VA) 

The 2012 Potomac Flower Show

The 2012 Potomac Flower Show

The following information was sent to us by Amy Ortiz:

 

The Show will be held on Sunday March 18th from 11 AM to 5 PM at Potomac Floral Wholesale which is located at 2403 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Over 800 guests from all over the world, consisting of vendors, suppliers, growers, designers, flower shop owners, and floral industry representatives will gather on this day.

Visitors can explore plenty of unique Grower and Vendor exhibits while discovering exciting new flower varieties from Holland, Chile, Israel, South Africa and Japan. Everyone will enjoy live music by the Potomac Jazz Project, while sampling wonderful hors d'oeuvres, foods, and drinks!

US State Dept. Sponsors International Game Of Tag With Cash Prize

US State Dept. Sponsors International Game Of Tag With Cash Prize

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 2012 Tag Challenge calls on technology enthusiasts from several nations to set their sleuthing skills loose on a mock gang of jewel thieves in an international search contest to take place Saturday, March 31.

The social gaming contest will have participants use technological and social resources to locate and photograph five “suspects” in five different cities—Washington, D.C., New York City, London, Stockholm, and Bratislava—based only on a picture and a short description of each one.

The first person to upload pictures of all five suspects to the Tag Challenge website will earn international bragging rights—and a cash prize of $5,000.