Friday, May 7, 2010

Jackie Von Tobel Invites Bloggers To New Media Day

Jackie Von Tobel, uber talent, blogger, author, interior designer, media mover and shaker, speaker, and product designer, will be hosting an all day New Media event at this years VISION 10 International Window Coverings Expo in Atlanta, on Friday, May 14th.

The days activities focus on the explosive growth in the world of social media and it’s effect on the interior design industry today and in the future.

The highlight of the day is the Design Perspectives Panel at 4:00 PM. Jackie assembled a great group of influential bloggers representing designers, manufacturers, and vendors for the panel.

If you are in Atlanta that day, please come and hear what the panel has to say, and stop by and say hello.

Info for VISION 10 can be found HERE

The panel:

Brian PAtrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn is an interior designer and founder of the online decorating magazine, He gained attention for his bold, glamorous spaces created almost entirely with garage sale items and flea market finds. Formally educated in television production, Brian made the leap to interior design after working as a producer on various hit home makeover programs. Décor Demon was created as an online outlet for Brian to produce original editorial lifestyle content from a witty and practical male point-of-view. From modern home renovations to the latest baby toy craze, Décor Demon’s features aim to be both inspiring and entertaining.

Valorie Hart

Valorie Hart of Visual Vamp is a vivacious personality, experienced designer, writer, stylist, (and tango dancer and master teacher, and co-author of the #1 best selling dance book Gotta Tango). Her blog is a lively reflection of her fascinating life in New Orleans and New York. Valorie's work and her own eclectic home is a favorite among other bloggers and online and hard copy publications. Presently she works at perch. a top design savvy home furnishings shop and interior design firm on Magazine Street (known as designers row in New Orleans), where she handles design assignments and public relations.

Skyla Freeman

Skyla Freeman, author of the home and style blog Sanity Fair (, learned to love design from an early age. Her mother, a former decorator, and her father, a self-taught architect, raised their family in a Southern home filled with art and Asian antiquities. After working at the White House for nearly four years, she left in 2009 to write full-time at and founded Sanity Fair. Since then, the blog has grown a steady following, received several blogging awards, and been featured in the January/February 2010 issue of Atlantan Magazine as a "Fab Five" design blog. An entryway to stylish living for all budgets and lifestyles, Sanity Fair provides everyone from renters to professional designers with fresh decoration and fashion inspiration. From Parisian couture to the local Target, Sanity Fair is about discovering the lovely things in life - wherever they are found.


Debbie Green from Minutes Matter - In The Loop Blog, is an industry innovator and educator who has spearheaded the inclusion of technology and social media in the window covering industry. Debbie’s company Minutes Matter Solutions Inc. produces Studio software, a graphic design software program for the interior design industry.


La Petite Gallery said...

Great post. I won't be in town, but I will follow up on this later.
Are you going?


Tammy@InStitches said...

I'm so sad that I won't be able to make it. I got my Vision book yesterday, it looks like a great conference.

The Gimlet Eye said...

You are the bomb. That is all I can impressive! I wish I could be in the ATL for this....I know it would be so helpful to me and my blog! Good luck!

Alberto said...

Vivacious personality [check]
Experienced designer, writer, stylist [check]
Tango dancer and master teacher [check]
Co-author of the #1 best selling dance book Gotta Tango [check]
Best thing that ever happened to me [check]

pve design said...

Did Albert forget to add "nurse" to that check list?

Anonymous said...

You require a lot of propping up.

Visual Vamp said...

via e-mail from Yvonne:

"What fun to celebrate Your speech,, Sending a big hug to you..
You made us proud we all love you, Go Girl."

And Anon darling, are you volunteering for the job? I never refuse a helping hand.

xo xo

Cristin said...

What a talented line-up! Wish I could be there in person.


Jackie Von Tobel said...

Can't wait to meet you in person! We will have a great time in Atlanta.

Anonymous said...

Wish I could've been there to see it all for myself.

(Oh, Sweet Alberto)