Archives: May 2014

great house museums: the jacquemart-andre in paris

jacquemart-andre-museum-interiors

I’m due for a revisit of the Jacquemart-Andre Museum in Paris – one of the city’s great house museums.  There is always too much to do on my visits to the world’s capital of all things chic, but for a dose … Continue reading

spilling beans: decorating design tips for the living room

living-room-alexa-hampton

My series of features called “decorating design tips” come as a result of recently cleaning a file cabinet and finding a folder full of interior decorating design tips by top decorator colleagues and so it occurred to me to review them, … Continue reading

monkeying around: a lalanne sculpture at sotheby’s paris

Lalanne-monkey-detail

Lalanne sculpture has become a calling card in the world of modern and contemporary art telling people that you have arrived on the frenzied scene of “true” art collecting.  I usually avoid the over-hyped names in art; my feeling is … Continue reading

fine contemporary art from dorotheum, vienna

Dorotheum-Sean-Scully-painting

If you’re involved in the fine contemporary art + design market in New York as I am, May is one of the craziest months of the entire year.  Besides the numerous events related to New York design week, the ICFF … Continue reading

musicality in the composite photography of idris khan

idris-khan-music-photographs

British artist Idris Khan (b. 1978) is mining the history of literature and music and creating beautiful works of art with his composite photography.  His interests lay in works with a collective cultural history, so his sources of inspiration are … Continue reading

hotel inspired rooms: le royal monceau, paris

Royal-Monceau-Hotel_stair_design

“Find me a chic hotel in Paris.”  That was my directive from a good client who was jetting off on a mission to see two pieces of art I knew would be perfect for her home.  Paris is any art … Continue reading