Archives: January 2012

Brooklyn’s cultish cutting boards

Whoever thought a kitchen cutting board could be cool and hip?  Not me, but I was readily converted after I saw these from indy designer Peter Raho, owner of Gowanus Furniture. These beautiful custom boards whisper great design and have … Continue reading

Arne Jacobsen’s Futuristic “Drop” Chair

Of all the different Jacobsen chairs, this is one that has not been “saved” from its past and fabricated as a re-issue. Phew!!!! This futuristic and minimalist chair has been in the forefront of my mind since I saw one … Continue reading

the underwater art-world of Jason de Caires Taylor

 Cancún, México   This past New Year, I had the good fortune to dive around the waters of Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc off Cancún in México in search of the legendary lost city of Atlantis. Truth be told, what … Continue reading

Uhuru: repurposing the unwanted into the hip

Sometimes you run into great finds not in the shop of a museum, but in their public spaces. It was at MoMA PS-1 that I found the taboo table and stools I featured in December (click here to read) and … Continue reading

hanging in there

I was recently doing some research into suspended furniture and I ran across this fun and fabulous contemporary chair from Finland. The Jiella Chair was designed in 2008 by the well-regarded contemporary Finnish interior and product designer Samuli Naamanka for … Continue reading

Youngin’ it up @ Mallett

Established in 1865 in Bath (and relocated to London in the late 1930s), Mallett is one of the oldest established antique dealer’s in the world, traditionally specializing in the finest of 18th and early 19th century furniture and works of … Continue reading

finding the inspiration for Malene’s rugs

Brooklynite  designer Malene Barnett is one of those rare people that put a smile on your face before you even meet them and so it was this positive karma that attracted my attention last December during a Holiday party at ALT … Continue reading