Field & Stream Field Trip


Last week Field and Stream, the latest and greatest outdoor store, had their GRAND opening! A team of about ten, including graphic and interior designers, and architects drove up to Cranberry, PA to check out the new store and celebrate the big moment at the soft opening. It was a great opportunity for everyone to see all the hard work come to life and to be a part of something new.

It didn’t take long for the excitement to build around the store. With news crews and Willie Robertson from Duck Dynasty making an appearance on opening day, Field and Stream became pretty popular pretty quickly… including a wedding inside the store! Take a peak of the space that FRCH designed that not only includes some beautiful architecture and graphics, but an extensive amount of taxidermy and a whole new perspective of the outdoor world! Read more of this post

Garden Couture

A couple of months ago, Raf Simon’s debuted his first couture collection for Christian Dior. The collection, of course, was beautifully filled with bold colors, retro shapes, and elegant details.  However, what really made me awestruck was the set itself. The show was set in a series of Parisian rooms enveloped with millions of gorgeous delicate flowers; each room came to life with an intensity of color.

See how all the details came together in the video below.

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Merry & Bright Colors for the Holidays

This year we have seen a lot of hot pink and lovely fluorescent colors popping up in fashion, and I have to admit that I have thoroughly enjoyed it. With the holidays just around the corner, it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. In fact, it seems that hot pink has replaced some of the traditional holly red… Read more of this post

Quick Trip to Chicago

A few weeks ago, Amy Baffi, Jennifer Eng, and I took a quick trip to Chicago. We had two goals.  One, to accept the LG Design Firm of the Year award; and two, to check out a few fabulous and new retail spaces. Our adventure started early at Soldier Field where we accepted the award, listened to a trend report by Little Fish, and took a tour of the Bears stadium. It didn’t take long before  we started our investigation of details, materials, and spaces.

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Meet FRCH: An Interview With Jim Lazzari

Jim Lazzari, FRCH’s Chief Architectural Officer and Partner ( and self-proclaimed Chief Shorts Officer) has been here at FRCH for a while. In fact, 27 1/2 years. This past week, I had a chance to sit down with him and ask a few questions about the design industry, FRCH, and his personal life. Here is just a glimpse at Mr. Jim Lazzari…

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Fashion Week Top 5

Every year there are so many beautiful collections that walk down the runway, but there are always a few details that I love more than others. This year colorful florals and prints, gold details, and sharp lines filled the runways. Here are just a few of my favorite things from the Spring 2012 collections. What were your favorite pieces?

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Spring Fashion

Richard Chai LOVE

It is hard to think of spring, when it is becoming dreary and cold in Cincinnati, but New York Fashion Week is here again!

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