Archives: 2013

happy holidays from the modern sybarite

Christmas-Tree-Rockefeller-Center

Thank you to all my readers for a wonderful 2013.  Merry Christmas and enjoy the Holidays. I’ll be back on Monday January 13th, 2014. image credit: Patrick L. Brown. Rockefeller Center, New York, New York.      

tarting up the old king cole mural of the st. regis hotel new york

St.Regis-Old King Cole mural-removal

Recently I was walking by the St. Regis Hotel on 5th avenue and 55th street in New York, when it occurred to me to go in and look at the “Old King Cole” mural that was the cover for Joshua … Continue reading

making a shimmering statement with decorative lighting

For statement lighting that literally “rocks”, you can’t go wrong with something like the Petra Bel Air from Wired Custom Lighting.  This thing screams superstar!  Metal squares finished in a distressed gold leaf fall in a random cascade that adds … Continue reading

féau and cie. – masters of the carved wood paneling

Masters of their craft, Paris-based Féau & Cie. are today gracefully carrying on the 400-year-old boiserie tradition in France.  In a world that seems to prize sleek, modern and minimalism, Féau & Cie. are a throw back to the grand … Continue reading

stillfried wien – a new destination for germanic design in nyc

stillfried-wien-founders

Stillfried Wien may sound like a scrumptious plate of Austrian schnitzel, which it’s not and may sound like its something located in Vienna, which it’s also not.  The brain child of lovely Viennese duo Anna and Michael Trubrig, Stillfried Wien … Continue reading

The flask pendant light by tom dixon

Britain’s Tom Dixon has been wowing the world of design since the 1980s with his inventive and creative take on everything from furniture to tableware to lighting.  His take is fresh and very now.  His style takes the best of … Continue reading

a unique sidetable from the salone del mobile in milan

  One of the my favorite pieces of furniture for home interiors exhibited at the Salone del Mobile in Milan earlier this year, was the BipBip side table exhibited by Promemoria and designed by members of the artistic Sozzi family. … Continue reading