categories + archives: ARTISTS and DESIGNERS

modern glass that inspires: baldwin guggisberg

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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

abstract art in south africa: maja marx

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Maja Marx (b.1977) is a contemporary proponent of abstract art in South Africa. The WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery in Cape Town recently introduced me to her work. The solo exhibition called Glare – mostly oils on linen – is a collection of … Continue reading

object of desire: rexhill park credenza

rexhill park credenza

Today I’m going gaga over the Rexhill Park credenza. Based in upstate New York, Rexhill is exactly the type of company ALL designers should be supporting – the local family owned firms that are the bedrock of our industry. The … Continue reading

straw marquetry chic in the works of violeta galan

Today’s object of desire is the striking, straw marquetry inlayed, Revelry drinks cabinet by Violeta Galan for London firm Lawson Robb. The firm commissioned the Romanian born artist to create this fantastic piece of shimmering chic. To me straw marquetry looks … Continue reading

matt connors: in search of casual minimalism

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American contemporary artist Matt Connors has an uncanny ability to reference the great artists of the last century while still creating unbelievably vibrant and unique works. Working in New York City, Connors is gaining recognition as one of Art + … Continue reading

object of desire: victoria bain leather embroidered stools

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Today’s objects of desire – these super chic leather embroidered stools – are very special. While leather embroidery is not a new skill, it seems that recently it has had a resurgence. But it’s actually a very hard thing to … Continue reading

giorgio morandi – still life abstracts

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Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) painted some of my favorite and most stunning still life compositions of the 20th century. For an artist who never travelled outside of Europe, and rarely strayed far from his hometown of Bologna, Morandi’s art now has … Continue reading