Archives: September 2011

Philip Taaffe: “one of the best painters in the world”

The quote above came from an article in Interview Magazine and The New York Times (sorry about the lack of dates … it’s so annoying trying to find dates from older articles posted on the internet!).  For about 10 years … Continue reading

Looking modern after 600 years!

Often the flower outshines the pot, but in this case, the flower has its work cut out for it. This delightful Chinese jardinière dates to the early Ming Dynasty (about 1375) and is simply an incredible work of art. The … Continue reading

Guest blogging @ new york’s Luxury Obsessed

The Awesome Ski Bed I’m thrilled to be a guest blogger for LuxuryObsessed!  Its posts on fashion, accessories, places and all things luxurious, have always been so ultra chic, so when I was asked to write a guest posting on … Continue reading

From russia with love …

I’ve been set in finding a young and talented up and coming Russian designer to feature for a long time and thanks to my friends at style-files, I found him at last.  Pavel Eekra is a Moscow-based designer whose awesome … Continue reading

Flying away with Ayse Birsel + Bibi Seck

One of my potential clients in Istanbul (you know who you are!) turned me on to this chair by the Turkish-born, New York design super-couple of Ayse Birsel and Bibi Seck who together design extraordinary pieces for some of the … Continue reading

The brilliant books of Airan Kang

Contemporary art comes in m-a-n-y disguises, some easier to grasp than others, so when I’m scouting for today’s art either for myself or for my clients I want it to be approachable and provocative in as much as I want … Continue reading

Georg Jensen’s East African ladies IN THE HOUSE!

Modern, classic, and inspired by the women of East Africa, Georg Jensen, the famed Danish silversmiths created this stunning piece in 1948 in an attempt to create the “perfect ewer”.  It also was the result of focused attention on the … Continue reading