In this time of global political and societal turmoil, my thoughts have centered on providing an antidote, within the home, to external tumult. My design focus this spring was on bringing people together, in these divisive times. I created designs that encourage people to entertain, to serve, to invite others to their home, to begin and to prolong conversations. Each piece should create a story of a gracious life, bounded by courtesy and kindness. I have never felt more keenly than this moment the power (and responsibility) of designers to bring goodness and beauty into the world. I hope that you will feel the same way as you experience our spring collection.