Archives: May 2011

grooving 70s style!

In searching to an alternative for fixed directed light for bedside or living-room reading use, I found this sturdy, easy to place and very usable reading light. Designed in 1979 by Luigi Caccia Dominioni, the Lampada Poltona comes in black, … Continue reading

the art of beauty(ful) sleep

The sophistication of a top Italian design company cannot be explained in words.  The lines, curves and materials of their products are beyond first class … they’re deliciously sensual!  Since its unveiling in 2007 I’ve adored the Onda bed, produced … Continue reading

library of inspiration

As designers, we find inspiration in many places.  But what if “inspiration” could somehow be boxed and accessed in one place to help us resolve specific design challenges?  As we all know, finding the right material is crucial for transforming … Continue reading

what do Havana, Versailles and Hurricane Katrina have in common?

Robert Polidori (American, b. 1951) is one of my favorite photographers and is one of today’s most preeminent and acclaimed artists.  Very well regarded by both peers and collectors, arguably his most famous body of work was his series on … Continue reading

A touch of modernism on the Left Bank

Most of us admire the French mode de vie.  And one of the things I miss the most from my life in Paris is the visual impact in the details of everyday life.  For example, my corner restaurant in NY … Continue reading

do i hear a woodpecker?

It’s when you’re not looking that you find the best things!  What a divine metalwork oak tree light fixture from Charles Saunders Antiques in London. Can’t you envision it making a statement in either a contemporary stark space or a … Continue reading

the height of chic

One of my favorite modern design stores in Boston is DScale.  Dennis Duffy has impeccably good taste which is reflected in his store selections.  For example, these sick Poltrona Frau 1940s chairs in macassar ebony and mahogany are stunning. Can’t … Continue reading