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What does Vanessa Deleon, Picnic by Design (DIFFA), Coco Chanel & Cuba Have in Common?

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What does Vanessa Deleon, Picnic By Design(DIFFA), Coco Chanel and Cuba have in common? As a designer, I find myself constantly inspired by a place that now has become the curiosity of many inquisitive minds. It is often  that I dissect the meanings behind the artwork, or the tiles in a particular space in this alluring time warp called Cuba. I am fascinated by the buildings’ architectural and Art Deco that liven up the streets of Cuba.Read More

Design with Autism in Mind

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Vanessa Deleon at VDA: Starrett Lehigh Building http://www.starrett-lehigh.com

Designing with Autism in Mind

When choosing colors for children, we automatically think of primary colors: red, yellow and blue. Although these colors are used in many classrooms and kid’s bedrooms, for the child on the spectrum, these colors can be sensory overload. There are many components to creating a safe and organic environment without compromising the design. Here are some tips!… Read More

Berkeley College Reintroduces Interior Design Program at the Wine & Design event June 15th

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Berkeley College Professor Alfonso Torino & Me   Right: behind podium Professor Ernesto Fong

On June 15th, Berkeley College hosted a Wine and Design event on their Paramus campus. It was an honor for me to be part of this event.  Berkeley College, for me, is a place full of wonderful memories of the most amazing professors and administrator’s, who continue to create a welcoming environment. Stepping onto the campus where my design career began, was like going back home.… Read More