stahl house – a living house museum in la

Stahl-House with pool

Recently I was thrilled to find a midcentury modern house open to visitors to draw inspiration for a new project. You all know that I love a great house museum and I always seek out the very best ones before … Continue reading

the contemporary art of FAILE

FAILE_Brooklyn-Museum-silkscreen

Faile Savage/Sacred Young Minds is an exhibition currently at The Brooklyn Museum of Art that is getting a lot of attention in the press, so I decided to check it out. Warning: this is not your typical museum art exhibition … Continue reading

maria pergay a designer for the history books

Maria-Pergay-flying-bed

Maria Pergay (b. 1930) is such a legend in the world of French decorative arts that she was recently honored in her native France with the Legion d’honneur for her contributions to the arts. For over 50 years Pergay has … 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 korean artist looking forward to the past

korean-artist-Kang-cabinet

Korean artist Kang Myung Sun is using a centuries old craft of her native South Korea in fantastic new and modern ways. She creates beautifully organic pieces of functional furniture covered in shimmering mother-of-pearl. It’s truly amazing to see her … Continue reading

tips for hanging art (and other home hardware)

tips for hanging art Richard Mishaan

I can’t tell you how many people ask me for tips for hanging art, or installing a doorknob or placing a light switch. And while we can easily Google any of these terms and get information (or a lot of … Continue reading

chapultepec castle – a house museum in mexico

chapultepec-castle-aerial-view

Last week I took you on a tour of Miramare, the Italian house museum built by Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian of Austria. Today we continue with Maximilian and Charlotte (or Carlota in Spanish), and travel over 6,000 miles to Chapultepec Castle in … Continue reading

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