Stephanie Shore Fisher

About Stephanie Shore Fisher

Stephanie Shore Fisher is a full-time editor, writer, blogger and content manager with more than seven years experience creating and launching award-winning digital content across multiple platforms. She's particularly passionate about interior design and decor, DIY, food, fashion and entertainment. View her resume and portfolio here.

A Modern Classic: The Kartell Masters Chair

I have a Pinterest board called Furniture Design Classics where I collect photos of timeless furniture used in modern interiors. (You should go follow it, if you don’t already.)

One of my favorite pieces to pin is the Masters Chair, designed by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet for Kartell in 2010.

Kartell Masters Chair - via Glitter and Goat Cheese

Photo via DWR



The intersecting lines on the back echo the shape of three classics created by master designers who had come before Starck and Quitllet. (Hence the name.) From left to right: The Series 7 chair by Arne Jacobsen (1955), the Tulip Arm Chair by Eero Saarinen (1956) and the Molded Plastic Wire-Base Side Chair – also known as the Eiffel chair – by Charles and Ray Eames (1948).

Arne Jacobsen Series 7 Chair, Eero Saarinen Tulip Armchair and Charles Eames Eiffel Chair - via Glitter and Goat Cheese

Photos via Hive Modern, MoMA and DWR



Can you see the shapes?! I think the Masters Chair is particularly amazing because it’s so beautiful on its own but pays such clear homage to its three predecessors. And like so many modern chairs, it fits seamlessly into almost any interior.

I love to see that curvy, sexy back juxtaposed against a boxy, rectangular table:

Masters Chairs in Jodi and Brendan York's dining room via The Design Files. Photo by Sean Fennessy

Photo via The Design Files



But they’re also right at home on a stone patio with a round pedestal table:

Masters Chairs in Claudio Luti's home via Casa Vogue. Photo by

Photo via Casa Vogue


(Note the way the minty green of the chairs mimics the patina of aged metal. A clever color choice, here.)

And as you’d expect, they’re flawless with a tapered-leg mid-century shape, too.

Heals A/W 2012 collection with BAU pendant light, Zoffany Verdure wallpaper by Melissa White and Masters Chairs by Philippe Starck - via Glitter and Goat Cheese

Photo via Bodie and Fou



But let me tell you: for me, nothing beats this casually-placed gold Masters Chair in Lonny executive editor Irene Edwards’ living room.

Lonny executive editor Irene Edwards' living room with a gold Masters Chair - via Glitter and Goat Cheese

Photo via Lonny



The Kartell Metal collection was announced back in March, but this is the first time I’m seeing one of the metallic Masters Chairs in a room, and I am absolutely consumed with jealousy. They’re not available until early 2015, so Edwards is one lucky lady. (I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on her copper and leather Palermo Butterfly Chair, either.)

The chairs will come in gold, silver, gun-metal grey and copper, so let’s just go ahead and put the copper on my dream house wish list right now.

Kartell Metal Masters Chairs - via Glitter and Goat Cheese

Photo via Kartell



I’m not greedy. I just need one. I’ll put it at my desk, so I can pay bills and clip coupons while I sit in a metallic masterpiece. No big deal.

Which one would you pick? And where would you put it?

PS: I’ve been posting some of my old projects on Hometalk, with many more on the way. Come join me!

10 Pinterest Recipes That Are Actually Delicious (and Pretty Easy)

Things, they are a-busy in my neck of the woods. I’m almost done Christmas shopping, which is fantastic, but that means I have a TON of wrapping to do. I hate wrapping. So, I’m avoiding it by sharing my top 10 favorite Pinterest recipes!

Now, I’ve tried a fair amount, and let me tell you, not all of them are winners. Some day, maybe I’ll share a few of the ones that didn’t live up to expectations, but as a blogger myself, it feels a little mean-spirited to critique other people’s content. So instead, positivity! Yay!

A note: You’ll probably notice that these recipes all have a lot in common. I swear, I do make things other than kale, artichokes and chicken. But I guess I just like those best. So, here they are, in no particular order:

#1: Artichoke Chicken Skillet from Budget Bytes
Artichoke Chicken Skillet by Budget Bytes - found via Glitter and Goat Cheese
This recipe is really, really good and it’s cheap. The author claims that the whole dish only costs $9.84 to make(?!). That’s worth trying, right?

#2: Orecchiete with Kale, Bacon and Sun-Dried Tomatoes from MyRecipes.com
Orechiette with Kale, Bacon and Sun-Dried Tomatoes from Cooking Light - found via Glitter and Goat Cheese
This is actually kind of similar to my tooth-chipping kale salad, so it’s not a surprise that I like it. Orecchiette can be tricky to find, but you can use farfalle (bow ties) or conchiglie (shells) in a pinch. Here’s the recipe.

#3: Spinach & Artichoke Grilled Cheese from Too Many Cooks A Couple Cooks
Spinach and artichoke grilled cheese from A Couple Cooks - found via Glitter and Goat Cheese
This is just … there are no words. Wait, I came up with some: it’s basically spinach and artichoke dip on a sandwich, but WAY better. Make it. If you don’t love it, I owe you $5. (Warning: I’m not going to pay you.) Get the recipe here.

#4: Thai Coconut Soup from AllRecipes.com
Thai Coconut Soup from AllRecipes - found via Glitter and Goat Cheese
That image is very small and sad. But the soup is amazing, I promise. I appreciated that I was able to find all the ingredients at my regular grocery store. There are definitely more authentic recipes out there, but this one is easy, and it tastes pretty close to restaurant quality to me.

#5: Chicken Piccata from Red Shallot Kitchen
Chicken Piccata from Red Shallot Kitchen - found via Glitter and Goat Cheese
When I first tried a bite of this chicken piccata, it was so good, I almost wept. I’m not kidding. We served it over angel hair and now we’ll never be the same. Here’s the recipe.

#6: Fresh Spinach, Tomato and Garlic Tortellini Soup from Cooking Classy
Fresh Spinach Tomato and Garlic Tortellini Soup from Cooking Classy - found via Glitter and Goat Cheese
I made a giant pot of this a little while ago while Brad was out of town, and I ate the leftovers every day for over a week. I didn’t get sick of it. That should tell you something. Recipe here. Note: The recipe calls for three-cheese tortellini, which I did use, but I also threw in some sweet Italian sausage tortelloni, and it was a really good decision.

#7: Orecchiette with Rapini and Goat Cheese from Saveur
Orechiette with Rapini and Goat Cheese from Saveur - found via Glitter and Goat Cheese
Rapini (also known as broccoli rabe) is one of my husband’s favorite vegetables, and goat cheese is one of my favorite everythings, so this recipe was a winner for both of us.

#8: Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad from Bon Appetit
Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad from Bon Appetit - Found via Glitter and Goat Cheese
The first time I made this, I was concerned that it was going to be terrible because the dressing and kale were both so bitter. But then, I took one bite of the finished product with the parmesan and almonds mellowing everything out, and the angels sang. This is now one of my very favorite salads. I make a giant bowl, separate it into containers and eat it for days and days. (It never gets soggy because kale and brussels sprouts are badasses and dressing ain’t got nothin’ on them.) Here’s the recipe.

#9: The Chew’s Baked Artichoke Chicken from Stacey Snacks
The Chew Baked Artichoke Chicken from Stacey Snacks - found via Glitter and Goat Cheese
If you’ve got an hour to bake this, it’s a pretty simple weeknight dinner. I’ll admit, I buy the chicken that’s already been cut up – but even if you go for the whole one, you’re basically just chopping a few things and throwing them in a pan. My kind of recipe. Get it here.

#10: Campanelle with Burrata, Spinach, Lemon and Toasted Almonds from Bon Appetit
Campanelle with Burrata Spinach Lemon and Toasted Almonds from Bon Appetit - found via Glitter and Goat Cheese
When Brad and I made this, we couldn’t find campanelle, so we used fusilli. Then, like a day later, we spotted campanelle at Kroger. Oh, well. Anyway, have you ever had burrata? If you haven’t, go get some at Trader Joe’s or something. It will give you life. Here’s the recipe for the pasta dish.

So, there you have it: 10 recipes that you can go try yourself with full confidence that they’ve been vetted by yours truly (a mediocre cook who really, really loves food). If you make any of them, let me know what you think! (You better love them or I’m disowning you.)

Black Friday Sales on My Favorite Stuff

Did you notice my amazing new wool coat in this picture? It’s from J. Crew, and it’s the best thing in the world.

J. Crew Stadium Cloth Coat in Sandstone - via Glitter and Goat Cheese

I was in desperate need of a warm coat for New York, so my mom bought it for me as an early Christmas gift, and thank the lord she did, because it saved my life. It feels pretty lightweight, but it’s CRAZY-warm, and so soft and comfortable. I got compliments on it left and right, too.

When we got the coat, it was 25% off, but now it’s 30% off for Black Friday with the promo code HOLIDAY. Uh, that’s $105 off. You should probably jump on that. Just go ahead and buy it NOW. The sale runs until Sunday, but I would guess it’ll sell out fast – I practically had to fight some little woman in the store for mine. FYI, it has a great stretch, so if you’d prefer it a bit more fitted, you can size down. Mine is a size 4, and I was expecting to need an 8! Needless to say, that made me very happy.

Since we’re here, I thought I’d share a few more of my favorite items that are now on super sale.

I also grabbed a super-soft scarf very similar to this one from Gap before we left.

Gap - Cozy Plaid Scarf - via Glitter and Goat Cheese

Mine is red and green plaid, but it looks like that one may be sold out at the moment. You should get one anyway, though, because a) Gap’s “cozy” scarves are insanely soft and warm (I have three, so I would know) and b) everything on Gap’s website is 50% off today with the promo code BLKFRIDAY. I repeat: 50% off. Everything. Tomorrow is 40% off everything with the promo code GIFT.

While we’re talking scarves, how perfect is this pastel one from ASOS?

ASOS - Warehouse Pastel Blanket Check Scarf - via Glitter and Goat Cheese

From now until Sunday at 8pm EST, everything at ASOS is 30% off with the promo code TGIBF.

Our coffee table from West Elm is 15% off until Sunday with the promo code SUPERSALE.

West Elm - Box Frame Coffee Table in Mango Wood - via Glitter and Goat Cheese

It goes with everything and it has a really light profile, so it’s great for smaller spaces. Here it is in our house:

Lulu and Georgia Lalita rug and West Elm box frame coffee table - via Glitter and Goat Cheese

Another favorite thing from my living room is the Lalita rug from Lulu & Georgia.

Close-up of Lulu and Georgia Lalita rug - via Glitter and Goat Cheese

And yup, it’s on sale, too! Today, Lulu & Georgia is giving 20% off $250+ with the code PUMPKINPIE20, 25% off $500+ with PUMPKINPIE25 and 30% off with PUMPKINPIE30. (And PS: If you click over to the product page, you’ll see that they used three of my photos, which makes me kind of woozy with pride.) See more pictures of the coffee table and rug in our house here.

And lastly, check out this raw-edge tunic sweater from Urban Outfitters.

Urban Outfitters - Silence and Noise Raw-Edge Asymmetrical Tunic - via Glitter and Goat Cheese

I got it in navy a couple weeks ago, and I’ve already worn it three times. With pants, for the record. It’s really flattering – loose in the right places, but fitted enough in the top and sleeves to not look shlubby. Plus, all sale is an extra 25% off right now, so it’s only $22.49. I’m kind of tempted to buy the other two colors. I’d recommend you do the same.

Now, go forth and shop!

The New York Trip

Happy almost-Thanksgiving, everyone! Brad and I aren’t traveling this year, because a) Brad is working The Stuffing tonight, and b) we just got back from New York on Sunday night.

We had SO much fun staying in Brooklyn. The apartment we rented was right across from Fort Greene Park, which is very pretty and full of dogs and white birches.

Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn via Glitter and Goat Cheese

The neighborhood of Fort Greene is pretty great, too. We stayed right on the border by Downtown Brooklyn, so at first, we were like, “This is the charming little hood that we keep hearing about?” Then we walked a bit further east and got the attraction. Adorable.

Fort Greene neighborhood via Glitter and Goat Cheese

Fort Greene street via Glitter and Goat Cheese

Our first day there, we walked from Fort Greene to Prospect Heights to Park Slope, saw Prospect Park briefly and got sushi at a place called Yamato. We both ordered a lunch special that included two sets of eight-piece rolls, soup and salad for $10. We literally could not stop talking about it. Who says New York is expensive?! OK, I’m kidding, but seriously, there are deals to be had.

Other highlights included amazing Italian meals at Broccolino (ORDER THE BRUSSELS SPROUT SALAD), visiting friends in Carroll Gardens and Greenpoint, lattes in Park Slope, dinners in Cobble Hill and Bushwick, a show in Gowanus and a visit to the Winter Flea in Crown Heights, during which I ate a magical burger with a bun made of ramen noodles.

We packed in a lot. I haven’t walked so much since … well, I’m actually not sure. My legs have felt like rubber since we got back. Despite the exhaustion, though, it was just really refreshing to see old friends and feel the cold on our faces.

The point of our trip, I guess, was to answer the question, “Could we live here?” And generally speaking, the answer is yes. Getting around is fine – I wouldn’t say I’m a huge subway fan, but I’m not a huge driving fan, either, and at least you can ride the subway drunk. (Priorities.) The prices are frightening, but we could adjust. The cold is frigging fantastic. I was a little worried about feeling trapped without a car, but obviously, that was a silly concern, considering how much is available on every block.

Still, though, I worry about the apartment situation. What we learned is that we don’t really want to live in an up-and-coming/was-dangerous-a-couple-years-ago-but-isn’t-so-bad-now neighborhood. We walked around a couple, and our suburban sensibilities just weren’t prepared. Baby steps, people. So, that’s fine – there are tons of quieter, safer neighborhoods – but unless we want to commute for 45+ minutes, that probably means sacrificing space, which is terrifying. Our house has three bedrooms and eight closets. And they’re all FULL. Adjustments will have to be made. I think it’s probably worth it, though, just for the $10 sushi specials alone. And the bagels.

So, that’s the trip recap. Now, Thanksgiving time. This year, I’m thankful for options. If I find an amazing job in New York, we can get up and go, and that alone is something to appreciate, I think.

21 Creative DIY Projects To Prepare Your Guest Room (& Bathroom) For Holiday Visitors

We don’t have anyone coming to stay with us for Thanksgiving this year, but if we did, I’d definitely be trying a few of the projects on this list (which I created for BuzzFeed Community) to make our guest area cozy, cute and welcoming.

21 Creative DIY Projects To Prepare Your Guest Room For Holiday Visitors

I can’t be the only person to save guest room (and guest bathroom) decorating for last, right?!