Archives: July 2011

concrete gone wild

Concrete surfaces, whether floors or counter tops for the bathroom or kitchen, have been very “in” during the last decade.  Polished concrete floors can be very sexy and appealing but at times can seem rather cold.  In researching concrete alternatives, … Continue reading

a curva(licious) finn

When we think of Scandinavian design, we often think of the Danes or Swedes.  Even I fall into this trap.  But let’s not forget the extraordinary Finns.  Famed Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was the early 20th century … Continue reading

Kelly Wearstler … for real?

If you’ve been following my blog, you can pretty much see that my hugely talented colleague, LA-based designer Kelly Wearstler and I don’t really share the same aesthetic.  What we do have in common is putting together “fresh” interiors.  Sometimes … Continue reading

Enchanting stackables from Belgium

Alain Berteau is a young Belgian designer whose work is about reinventing old typologies in everyday objects through critical observation of function and “looks” and adding 21st century versatility.  He has been particularly successful with his simple-lined, practical and comfortable … Continue reading

Woodland trophies

Recently I was commissioned by a client to look for some unique home accessories for their pied-Ă -terre in Dallas.  And while on the hunt in New York, my first stop was the Lars Bolander Store on 59th street.  Lars is a … Continue reading

Guest Blogger: European Chic

For a change in pace and when possible, I thought it would be nice to have a Saturday guest blogger bring to us their thoughts on art, design, decoration and related fields.  Opening this series I’ve invited the terriblement fabuleuse European Chic, a Paris-based blog … Continue reading

Tokyo meets Copenhagen

I recently had the opportunity to visit the furniture design studio in New York of PLY PROJECT®, a recent newcomer to the design world.  The brain behind the studio is Kenichi Sato, a creative Japanese-born designer and alumnus of the … Continue reading