Archives: October 2011

David Weeks: Divine inspiration

Rarely are new products so completely revolutionary as not to have been inspired by others that came before them.  And that is perfectly OK in my mind. Many new products trying to be unique, turn out to be silly looking … Continue reading

Oldenburg’s mini me

I was first introduced to the breathtaking work of the Swedish-born, American sculptor Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929) back when I was living in Venice in 1999 during his exhibition at the Museo Correr in the Piazza de San Marco. His … Continue reading

Martyn Lawrence-Bullard’s color splash

Perhaps better known as one of the “Million Dollar Decorators” on TV’s Bravo Channel in the U.S., LA-based decorator Martyn Lawrence-Bullard certainly did not need the series to establish himself as an über-decorator.  His style is exactly what people such … Continue reading

A passage from India

The British Raj.  The name conjures images of elephants and deliciously colored turbaned servants bringing tea and whiskeys to the genteel sahibs and memsahibs of another era.  India was the jewel in Britain’s Imperial crown (sorry, Canada, but it’s true), … Continue reading

The modernist bling of Carl Auböck

Objet d’art are necessary when styling a space … but only to be used sparingly.  Especially divine are the modernist brass accessories from Werkstätte Carl Auböck. Presently run by the 4th generation and maintaining their original 19th century workshop in … Continue reading

For today’s princess

I find the history of furniture and interiors quite fascinating and for many centuries, it was France which dictated what was “in” or “out”.  The baroque furniture of Louis XIV and Versailles was huge and heavy … just the right … Continue reading

Art Deco, New York and the SS Normandie

Last night I was lucky enough to wrangle an invitation to the Benefactor Preview of the International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show in New York.  What a treat!  I saw many friends (and friends with new faces) and had … Continue reading