categories + archives: decorative objects

english studio pottery from wales

Readers of my posts know that I am a huge fan of English studio pottery and love to incorporate pieces into my projects. So when I recently came across the work of Welsh ceramicist Adam Buick, I knew I had … Continue reading

buccellati silver, inspired by nature

buccellati silver jam jar

Buccellati silver clearly draws great inspiration from the natural world around us. More than any other firm of silversmiths that I can think of, their beautiful silver bowls, centerpieces and table articles are created using forms that all of us … Continue reading

cool pulls and artsy knobs

cool pulls and knobs for furniture

Using a set of cool pulls and knobs to spruce up a piece of furniture – be it a kitchen cabinet, bathroom vanity or chest-of-drawers – is a well-documented decorator tip.  But finding extra special pieces, now that can be … Continue reading

barry friedman at christie’s: high-end contemporary design for sale

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Barry Friedman, one of New York’s premier modern design dealers is retiring and selling part of his extensive contemporary design collection of furniture and art at Christie’s New York over the course of three days starting tomorrow 25 March 2014. … Continue reading

precious urushi lacquer objects from japan

Urushi Lacquer Ippodo Gallery

For Asia Week in New York, Ippodo Gallery is introducing Jihei Murase, a craftsman whose incredible urushi lacquer objects have my head spinning. I really never thought I would fall for lacquerware objects, but it just comes to show that if … Continue reading

chinese archaic bronzes at sotheby’s new york

Sothebys-Chinese-Bronzes

New York’s Asia Week kicks off on 17 March 2014 and brings the great collectors and admirers of Chinese Art to New York to partake in the numerous auctions, fairs and exhibitions that serve to make New York the capital … Continue reading

sculptural bronze hardware for your doors from serie rare, paris

serie-rare-brass-doorpull

Frenchman Daniel Podva is behind the super chic designs of Serie Rare, a Parisian Left Bank gallery of high-end bronze hardware for the home – door handles, drawer knobs, backplates and sconces.  These are precisely the type of artful and … Continue reading