Archives: May 2011

Pitcher perfect!

Georg Jensen’s Danish silversmiths have been creating some of the world’s most recognized modern silver since the firm began in 1904.  Over 100 years later, they’re still producing tasteful and much sought after designs in jewelry, silver flatware and hollow ware.  … Continue reading

what could you do @ 24?

photo credit © LG In the lexicon of todays art world “Old Master Paintings” deal with Western Art from the High Middle Ages (c.1300) until the early 19th century.  They are the basis of our visual cultural heritage. One of … Continue reading

rugs with a classic twist but VERY contemporary look

Rug-Art is one of my top rug purveyors for hand and custom made rugs.  They are produced in Nepal with meticulous attention to detail and under the GOODWEAVE seal of approval … an organization working to end child labor in … Continue reading

Danish Designer Louis Lovegrove: Sony Walkman, Apple Computer and …

One of the hardest interior furnishings to find is that one detail that can make or break a room – the light fixture.  It is my constant source of stress! One fixture I’ve used in the past is the Danish … Continue reading

hanging gardens of brazil

One of the seven Wonders of the Ancient World were the magnificent hanging gardens of Babylon located on the banks of the EuphratesRiver in modern-day Iraq. They were created as the terraced gardens in King Nebuchadnezzar II’s (c. 605 BC … Continue reading

Sybaritic expressions in stoneware

Flemish born ceramist Henri Simmen was an established and well known artist in 1920s France.   After a very influential stint in the Far East, Simmen returned to Paris where he began producing his instantly recognizable hand modeled pieces in monochrome … Continue reading

exquisite materials and craftsmanship

Reproductions have a place in interiors under very FEW circumstances.  Why? Because there is so much original art and furniture out there at different price points that there is no need to have contemporary versions of the past.   One … Continue reading