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DiMare Design x PETA Prime: Vegan Interior Design Tips That Save Animals’ Lives

Deborah DiMare

Have you ever taken a moment to look at a sheepskin rug? I mean, really look—closely enough to take in the creepiness?

As soon as you realize that animal skin was once … well, skin, you’ll never be able to scrub the idea from your brain. More about

The good news is that you can create gorgeous interiors without the suffering, and as more and more consumers seek animal-friendly options, they’re becoming easier and easier to find. Welcome to cruelty-free, vegan interior design.

Top 5 Places to Live in Miami for Nature & Design

Deborah DiMare

Being a vegan means a lot more than not eating meat. It is an ethical choice in all aspects of our life from the clothes we wear to the furniture in our homes. Everything we do must be informed by how it affects the world. In a previous blog we gave vegan design tips that prevent any animal skins being used in interior design but also showed how a vegan home can still be luxurious and stylish. Miami is a great city to be vegan as it is surrounded by nature and some of America’s most beautiful neighborhoods. While it is about making ethical choices, it is also about connecting with the environment around us. In this article we will look at the best neighborhoods in Miami to live and be connected with nature while also inspiring our creative side.

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Bringing Baby Home to Your Other ‘Baby’

Deborah DiMare

There are endless parenting blogs and books chock-full of advice and tips on introducing a young child to a newborn sibling. But how about introducing the real baby—your dog—to a new infant?

When I was expecting my twins, I was in bed for most of my pregnancy because of intense nausea and vomiting. My dad (who, sadly, has since passed away) visited several times a day to feed me the few foods that I could handle. I cherish those memories with him. I also had the love and loyalty of our dog, Baci. He rarely ever left my side.

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DiMare Diaries: Meet Acclaimed Director Mitch Boyer & the lovely Vivian

Deborah DiMare

Introducing Mitch Boyer…and one of his favorite ladies, his dog Vivian. Mitch is an acclaimed director, author, photographer and artist.  Vivian is a star in her own right. Mitch created an amazing photo series of himself and Vivian, with a twist. Vivian has now grown to giant proportions! Check out the photos here and get to know them below in this month’s “DiMare Diaries”.

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DIMARE DIARIES: ANDREA DUCLOS A.K.A. ‘OHDEARDREA’

Deborah DiMare

1. To stay centered, what is one activity you do religiously daily or weekly?

Drea: I sit outside. Sometimes it’s a bit difficult working from home because I feel like I’m often trapped, especially with the Florida heat— but I always try to make it a point to sit outside in the hot sun with a cool glass of water. Just feeling the breeze and sunshine.

2. What are the sources of happiness in your home?

Drea: The light and sunshine for sure! I love how cozy and bright our space is— and when the windows are open and the breeze comes in? It’s magic!

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#LEGO®: SO MUCH MORE THAN A TINY PIECE OF PLASTIC

Deborah DiMare

Sometimes you find profound things in the simplicity of a favorite childhood toy. I was on Facebook recently and came across a picture my friend Pablo and his son Dylan (pictured above). He is playing with his son, piecing together colorful bits of plastic, but really piecing together some pretty big life lessons. When I asked him about his love of LEGO® systems, he sang the praises of these colorful little blocks.

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