Archives: November 2013

honorary committee … thanks for the compliments

THANK YOU to The Salon Art + Design Fair – New York’s leading fair of modern and contemporary art and design in collaboration with the French Syndicat National des Antiquaires for naming me into their Honorary Committee. When: Thu Nov … Continue reading

the most beautiful doors in the world

  OK, perhaps it’s a bit of an exaggeration, but you have to agree that these front doors are in a league of their own.  They all fall under the category of beautifully unusual.     For some, it’s the … Continue reading

the wonderful design world that is maison gerard

The photo shows the entrance to the booth flanked by 2 Thomas Boog bronze and shell decorative panels. The oval mirror and sculptural shelf are by Carol Egan and the sculpture cubes are by Basque artist Zigor. Several weeks ago, … Continue reading

messerschmidt, a sculptor a(head) of his time

  Franz Xaver Messerschmidt is not some cool “up and coming” contemporary artist churning out these fantastically expressive sculptures somewhere in a studio in the former East Berlin.  But you’re forgiven for thinking that.  His portrait busts are so wild … Continue reading

panzeri and modern LED lighting strips

  A well-needed update to the one-time useful, but hideous fluorescent strip lighting fixture has just hit the market; and it’s a beauty!  Designed earlier this year by Carmen Ferrara for the cutting-edge Italian lighting firm Panzeri, the LED ceiling … Continue reading

the london design festival – what caught my eye at the 100% design fair

One of my design destinations during my visit with MODENUS BlogTour to the London Design Festival was the 100% Design show over at Earl’s Court.  It’s the U.K.’s single biggest design trade event to run during the festival.  The show … Continue reading

the luminous interiors of brian j. mccarthy

Brian J. McCarthy, a friend and a designer I truly admire – whom I wrote about sometime ago – just published his first book of fabulous interior design projects.  Luminous Interiors showcases Brian’s incredible ability and wide range of talents.  … Continue reading