Archives: February 2013

shopping for pendant lights at bernd goeckler in manhattan

Bernd Goeckler Antiques is really one of the top stops for anybody shopping for blue-chip 20th and 21st century design in New York.  And while he has a number of smoking hot pieces on offer, what I find utterly delectable … Continue reading

the wabi-sabi in the earthy ceramics of elspeth owen

When I look at the marvelous rough-hewn ceramics of English artist Elspeth Owen, I immediately think of wabi-sabi, the simple and pure lifestyle and decor readily introduced to the mainstream by master decorator Axel Vervoordt.  It’s this element of humble … Continue reading

daybed, chaise longue or chaise lounge? you decide!

What’s the difference between daybed, chaise longue or chaise lounge, three terms readily intermingled in the trade? Technically, a daybed, is a flat surface that allows your body to lie horizontal.  A chaise longue was developed in the 17thcentury as … Continue reading

c. jeré: the creative design brains behind the “stage name”

Every now and then I come across an amazing mirror or sculpture signed C. Jeré, and until recently I had no idea of the genius behind the name.  C. Jeré, erroneously also called Curtis Jere, is not a person like … Continue reading

awesome abstract arrangements in the art of william j. o’brien

Tomorrow Saturday, February 23 2013, New York blue-chip gallerist Marianne Boesky is opening a show on the work of Chicago-based artist William J. O’Brien (b. 1975).  Titled “Wet n’Wild”the exhibition showcases the young artist’s talents in sculpture, mix-media and works … Continue reading

a new twist on sculpture as art and furniture

Perhaps not as well known as he should be, Belgian artist Walter Leblanc (1932-1986) is one of the most representative artists of op-art (optical illusion art) and a kindred to the Zero art movement of the late 1950s to mid … Continue reading

defining modern eclectic design: the work of new york designer julie hillman

I recently discovered the work of design colleague JulieHillman and I was quite happy to do so. This is precisely the type of design I like to uncover.  With over 10 years of experience under her belt, Julie has a … Continue reading