Architectural Digest Daily AD – May 12, 2015



Text by Colleen Egan

Reese Witherspoon’s latest role isn’t as an actress, but as an entrepreneur: The Oscar winner has recently launched Draper James, a clothing and lifestyle brand inspired by her Southern upbringing.

Named for her grandparents, Dorothea Draper and William James Witherspoon, the brand offers clothing and accessories as well as home items such as throws and mint-julep cups. Draper James has also commissioned items from Southern artisans and stores, including a magnolia-shaped sterling-silver bowl by Charleston, South Carolina, silversmith Kaminer Haislip and a set of linen cocktail napkins embroidered with sayings like “Top Me Off” by Savannah, Georgia’s Number Four Eleven. The products are available online, and a brick-and-mortar Draper James store will open in Nashville this fall.

A Thoughtful Eye


A Thoughtful Eye online blog, written by Danielle Boudrot, highlights some of the exciting works on display at the NYC Architectural Digest Home Design Show.  She describes her blog as her “exploration of the visual world. As a classical musician, I embark on this journey from a unique perspective. My passion for art and interiors comes from the most genuine place. As a self educated interior designer and photographer, I have soaked in all I know from books, magazines, museums, art galleries, antique shops, home and design stores, fashion and of course websites and design blogs! I’m excited to meet new people, hear their personal stories and above all, live a life filled with all things beautiful!”

Read her statements about Kaminer Haislip’s designs and see the gorgeous images she took of her silver at the show. She certainly has a thoughtful eye!


Overnight New York

The blog component to Overnight New York, the independent web site featuring the smartest hotel reviews in town, mentions and compliments Kaminer Haislip’s silver designs exhibited at the March 2012 Architectural Digest Home Design Show.  Both the blog and website are reported and written by Terry Trucco,  a long-time travel writer whose stories have appeared in The New York Times, International Herald Tribune and Travel & Leisure, among other places. The blog serves up news, observations, trends and culture pertaining to New York City hotels.


Architectural Digest Home Design Show NYC March 2012








A world of design inspiration awaits at the 11th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York City March 22-25, 2012. Explore the latest products for the home. Shop from new and established brands. Get inspired by new ideas and insight from top talents in the industry.

Contemporary silversmith Kaminer Haislip will be exhibiting her functional, sculptural hand-crafted designs in the MADE section of the Show.  The MADE section was launched in 2008 to provide individual artists and designers of limited edition and/or one-of-a-kind objects and furnishings with an opportunity to promote themselves at the Show. Although artisan work has always been a part of the Show’s offerings, MADE highlights this work with a voice of its own rather than being mixed among corporate production brands.

Kaminer Haislip’s collections presented in the MADE section will be available for purchase on-site and customization capabilities will be offered.