Wednesday, December 31

My Favorite Things: Andrew Puschel

The fabulous 110-year-old fabric house, F. Schumacher & Co., has long been one of my favorites. It seems that I am not alone in my opinion. Everyone from Dorothy Draper to Jamie Drake has collaborated with the iconic company.

Through the wonderful world of email I have gotten to know Andrew Puschel, the fifth-generation descendant of the founder Frederic Schumacher. Andrew has done an amazing job of revamping the firm’s website and reaching out to designers and bloggers alike.

Andrew has taken a keen interest in sustainable practices and is now working on launching an organic line of fabrics.

My favorite gift to give this year?
An IOU—just joking! Pillows made out of Schumacher fabric. Right now people are seeking more comfort than ever in their homes and pillows are a great way to give new life to a room.

My favorite gift to receive?
Time with my family and friends.

My favorite way to celebrate the holidays?
Heading home to see my family and childhood friends.

My favorite luxury in life?
A much needed vacation during which I have no cell phone or Internet.

My favorite current book?
Anything by Bill Bryson.

My favorite holiday song
Christmas Song by Dave Matthews. A different take on a classic story.

My favorite party clothes
A tacky reindeer sweater.

My favorite cookie?
A classic sugar cookie with a liberal sprinkling of green and red sugar crystals.

My favorite city
New York if there were any question!

My favorite place to shop?

My favorite movie to watch again and again
Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase.

Oh, and my favorite drink...
Egg Nog!


MIMILEE said...

I LOVED this interview! So REAL and down-to-earth! I have always loved Schumacher and it is nice to know who is at the helm of this fabulous company! Andrew seems like a wonderful person and I wish him all the success in the world for 2009!!

Great entry today, Ronda!

Happy New YEAR TO YOU!

Anonymous said...

I love the new Celerie Kemble line!!!

Mimi's Poor Blog said...

I see you love Bill Bryson, did you read the Thunderbolt Kid? Wonderful!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Another fun interview!!

All the best wishes for a Happy, Healthy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Schumacher fabric is the BEST!!!