categories + archives: decorative objects

modern glass that inspires: baldwin guggisberg

modern glass baldwin guggisberg

Modern glass vessels help bring freshness to a room that heavier sculpture and flat art can’t always do. Recently a dear friend brought to my attention the inspired glass works of American-Swiss artists based in Wales: Baldwin Guggisberg. I’m so … Continue reading

object of desire – gorham silver tureen

gorham-silver-tureen

This marvelous Gorham silver tureen is not my usual object of desire, but take a closer look and I think you’ll be persuaded that this is a great piece of sculptural art. Made in 1883 by one of America’s finest … Continue reading

object of desire – jean dunand vase

jeandunandvase

This signed Jean Dunand vase in red lacquer on metal found at ArtCurial in Paris is this weeks object of desire. Dunand (1877-1942) is considered to be one of the best metal workers and THE best lacquer artist of the Art … Continue reading

Two Ceramic Artists to Note

ceramic_artists_Kaori-Tatebayashi-vessels

Today I want to bring two ceramic artists that are at the forefront of the contemporary ceramic scene. Kaori Tatebayashi is from Japan but lives in London and Derek Wilson is Irish with a studio in Belfast.   Kaori Tatebayashi … Continue reading

a new bloom in modern japanese ceramics

modern-japanese-ceramics-hitomi-hosono-box

Hitomi Hosono is breathing new life into the world of modern Japanese ceramics with her magnificently textured porcelain creations. Drawing on her impeccable ability to remember every detail from the delicate petals of a flower to the intricate webbing of … Continue reading

the rolls royce of silver sculpture

silver sculpture kevin grey bowl

British silversmith Kevin Grey recently caught my attention when I stumbled across his silver sculpture at Maison Gerard in New York City. Whenever I have the opportunity to do so, I try to incorporate silver sculpture into my projects. I … Continue reading

reconsidering 1930s design style

1930s-design-style-glass-bowl

I recently suggested to a young couple in their early 30s to consider accessorizing the apartment I designed for them with a 1930s design style. They looked puzzled and I realized that we had a very different view of what … Continue reading