straw marquetry chic in the works of violeta galan

straw-marquetry-drinks-cabinet-closed-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

Sotheby’s Designer Showhouse

Sothebys Showhouse

If some of you are not on SoMe (social media), you probably do not know I was invited to participate in the Sotheby’s Designer Showhouse at their international headquarters in New York City.  I was asked to do the entry … Continue reading

matt connors: in search of casual minimalism

matt connors contemporary artist rothko 1

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

leather-embroidered-stools victoria bain

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

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

art deco interiors in india

art deco interiors marble-bathroom-Umaid-Bhawan-Palace

The art deco interiors of the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur – in the heart of Rajasthan – are an unexpected treasure. I was fortunate enough to visit on my last trip to India and can attest to the enduring … Continue reading

schumacher: a tour-de-force in decorating

Schumacher wallcoverings

Schumacher & Co. is one of the world’s best decorating emporiums of luxurious fabrics and fabulous wall treatments, as well as sophisticated rugs and carpets, trim and furniture to finish off any project. Known for their classic designs, unparalleled quality … Continue reading

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