Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Karen L. Bloch's Book Launch At Urban Zen!

Bare with me I had alot of catching up to do today after being in NYC a bit late last night. I attended the book launch for Karen Lehrman Bloch's book- Inspired Home-Interior's of Deep Beauty!
It was truly a magical evening, and Donna Karan really created a Zen like atmosphere!It was held at "The Urban Zen Store" at 705 Greenwich Street in Manhattan. For those of you who aren't familiar with Urban Zen it was created by Donna Karan and the pieces of furniture, artifacts, and clothing are beautiful works of Art themselves.

According to Donna Karan-Urban Zen is a destination and a sanctuary for globally inspired clothes and objects of desire that seduce the senses and speak to your emotions. Exclusively handmade Balinese furniture. Vietnamese handwork and Italian linens. Haitian treasures. Artisan jewelry. Inspirational books. An ever-evolving collection of art sourced locally as well as from indigenous cultures near and far.
Every element is designed to pay homage to the past as it serves the present and creates a future by giving back to the community. We support the Urban Zen Foundation in its mission to create, connect, and collaborate to raise awareness and inspire change in the areas of well-being, empowering children, and preserving cultures. 

Let me share some of the images from last night's event and just a few of my favorite things available to give a taste of the beauty that is Urban Zen!



Artisan's from Haiti have created beautiful accessories, and this promotes jobs and moving forward in rebuilding Haiti!



My dream bracelet of Leather and Gold, I must have touched it many times at the store- Gorgeous and Textural!


  1. Omg! I love Urban Zen! Great photos

    xoxo Zoe

  2. what a fabulous vibe! reminds me of one of my favorite spas downtown chicago--Valeo!


  3. Love the book
    and those accessories from Haiti look fab.

  4. The way you described this place you made it sound like an escape and it looks exactly as you described it! I love the table scape in the second picture.


  5. OMG this place is unbelievable!!! I scrolled thru the pics twice!

  6. Wow some beautiful shots. Great looking book, I know someone on my list who would LOVE this book. Thanks for the heads up!

  7. HI Karolyn, what a unique shop to enjoy! The book looks like one to put on my list and I love everything I see!

    The Arts by Karena

  8. Karolyn-
    I would have loved this!! The trays are my favorites!!
    I would love the book too.
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. Thanks for sharing, Karolyn. So atmospheric, serene and beautiful. Putting Urban Zen on my list for our next trip to NYC.

  10. Lové the Zen feeling I am leaving with, would love to have that paper mâché caddy tray, and that pole/ rod chandelier is amazing.
    Thank you my dear for the finer arts in blogging, and the depth of grey for our homes and attire.

    See you soon as I always enjoy seeing your visits.


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