Are Crystal Healers the New Decorators?

Emily Gilbert & Nathalie Donado

Interior designers like to joke that they work foremost as therapists and secondly as decorators. But Rashia Bell and Elizabeth Kohn took this idea to the next level by incorporating crystal healing into their interior design service with The Cristalline. Each interior design consultations begins with a crystal healing session by Bell, who is certified in the area. She assesses the energy in each room and decorates accordingly, using specific crystals to achieve domestic harmony—all of it must be chic, of course. And the New Age elite are lining up, hands outstretched for rose quartz and selenite—clients range from private homes to Taryn Toomey, Goop and the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

Crystals can be embedded in walls or used as decor.

Emily Gilbert Photography

Walk us through a consultation, how does this work? What do you do if there is more than one

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WSM, White to Be Held Concurrently in September

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TWO IN ONE: In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak White Milano’s organizing body has announced it is rescheduling its WSM Fashion Reboot event dedicated to sustainability.

Originally slated to run June 20 to 24 concurrently with Milan Men’s Fashion Week, it will now be held in conjunction with the White Milano trade show dedicated to women’s collections from Sept. 24 to 27. The move also reflects the decision of Italy’s fashion governing body Camera Nazionale della Moda to postpone the Milan Fashion Week’s men’s edition to September, as reported last week.

“We are working with our institutional partners such as Confartigianato Imprese, Milan’s municipality, MAECI and ICE [Italian trade agency], to plan concrete actions of support to Italian small and medium-sized enterprises,” said Massimiliano Bizzi, White Milano’s founder. “Working as a team will allow us to overcome this moment

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The Best Hand Soap for Washing Your Hands Non-Stop

The best hand soap is probably something you’ve been thinking about a lot lately, as the coronavirus continues to spread. To prevent its transmission, the CDC recommends washing your hands with soap (bar or liquid) and water for at least 20 seconds as frequently as possible. (If you’re on a grocery run and want to quickly clean your hands after check out, it’s cool to use hand sanitizer.) But what kind of soap should you use? Well, according to the U. S. Food and Drug Administration plainly there’s no science to show that antibacterial soaps are better at preventing illness than just plain soap and water.

So, during this time where washing hands can actually save lives, any soap is good soap. But think about it: if you’re going to be washing your hands more frequently than you might otherwise, what better time to invest the best hand soap

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How coronavirus led interior design companies to start virtual consultations

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In the early weeks of the spread of the coronavirus across the U.S., interior design companies saw their clients freeze with the uncertainty.

Projects were postponed or canceled as stay-at-home orders were put in place, nonessential businesses were forced to close or make operations remote and millions of Americans lost their jobs.

Even for people who were fortunate to work from home, mandated social distancing practices prevented interior design workers from going into their homes for consultations or installations.


Despite the challenges, interior design companies had to come up with a solution in order to survive the economic downturn. Many — like Sonie Skogerson, the owner of two Budget Blinds franchises in Bergen County, N.J. — turned to virtual consultations.

“It was

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