Another way to transform everyday objects into art is to create well-edited and appropriately placed collections. I really enjoyed the ledge of colored glass vases and containers at the Parker Palm Springs. Jonathan Adler knows about the transformative power of color (something he refers to as "happy chic") and uses it often throughout the Parker. I often look back at photos from my time there and wish for a return to the youthful vibrancy of the resort.

Outdoor seating at Norma's.

A blanket provided for lounging on the poolside grass.

Cover for Norma's.