Archives: November 2013

who me? dinner? thanksgiving?

turkey farm

I guess this bird didn’t have a clue huh?  Indeed, on Thursday it’s Thanksgiving Day in the USA.  A day to be grateful for all the blessing we have as individuals and as a country.  As for me, I ‘m … Continue reading

studio visit and q&a with lee broom

Before there was even a whisper of MODENUS BlogTour London, I dedicated a feature on this site to Lee Broom, a London-based furniture designer creating waves in the design world since 2007.  With one foot rooted in tradition and the … Continue reading

are gargoyles the next art collecting trend?

In a world where movies and television are fixated on vampires, zombies and other unearthly creatures, I may have just found the next “BIG” art collecting trend – gargoyles!   The gargoyle has never really received the respect it’s due.  … Continue reading

shopping martin szekely at galerie kreo in paris

  Furniture designer Martin Szekely (b. 1956) has produced some remarkable limited edition furniture in stainless steel honeycomb mesh, stone and wood that is understated yet infinitely chic and sophisticated – just the type of pieces I love to get … Continue reading

looking good and feeling good with mr. steam

Mr. Steam advertising

It’s well known that steam bathing has rejuvenating results, so in late October, during a particularly grueling gym routine, I made my way down to the club’s steam room.  There is just something relaxing about the fluffy white warm mist … Continue reading

sitting pretty at the salon: art + design

chairs by Pierre Chareau

I’ve been on the lookout for interesting chairs for a new project in New York and my timing could not be better with the last of the year’s major art fairs in New York opening last night.  The Salon Art + Design which principally … Continue reading

the design library in new york – a database of historical designs and patterns

Just over an hour from Manhattan you’ll find The Design Library, 11,000 square feet of warehouse space that holds a catalogued inventory of 260+ years of international fabric designs, wallpapers, embroidery, and yarn dyes. It’s the kind of place that … Continue reading