Archives: June 2011

since 2500 b.c. and still reinventing itself

One medium in decorative arts so often overlooked by lovers of art + design, including myself, is glass.  The material itself has been around for eons, but yet for whatever reason, it just doesn’t get the attention it merits. Now … Continue reading

A faceless identity

There have been those times in my life when the thought of running off to the Kho Phi Phi Islands in the middle of the Andaman Sea off the coast of Thailand (which by the way, IS Paradise on earth) … Continue reading

You better believe it!

With summer here and people crossing the oceans as if it isn’t a big deal, it occurred to me to dedicate this post to a way of transportation almost forgotten and its link to one of the most recognizable icons of  American architecture anywhere. The 1930s … Continue reading

For the venti-double-half-caf-caramel-frappuccino crowd?

The 1930s, the age of the ocean liners and skyscrapers, brought great changes to the homes of the fashion conscious across the globe.  And the French were the inspired leaders of this revolution as Art Deco spread from Paris to … Continue reading

Engaging with art

I ALWAYS advise buying art or design based on whether it triggers something emotional in the viewer.  Although “keeping up with the Joneses” seems increasingly super cool in the art world these days, buying art primarily as an investment is … Continue reading

Kyoto meets New York via Barcelona

Recently I had the opportunity to personally view the exclusive modernist furniture line of Barcelona designer Jordi MilĂ  whose philosophy on furniture and furnishings, I share.  He says that “we use furniture to fill an empty space to make our … Continue reading

not a cloud in the sky, got the sun in my eyes …

and I, won’t be surprised if it’s a dream … c’mon sing with me!!! … sorry but I could not resist. One can easily be “at the top of the world” when you see this fun, ingenious and quite wonderful table … Continue reading