Archives: September 2011

A Stitchin’ Design

I’m always intrigued when something with impeccable design comes to market.  The reason is very simple:  it is exceptionally difficult to come up with something new, especially if it is a chair or related piece of furniture.  If you add … Continue reading

guest blogger: luxury obsessed

Hermès and Jean-Michel Frank Today I’m happy to bring to you one of the most fashionable and read blogs on luxury items as my guest blogger.  LuxuryObsessed focuses on what some call the extravagances of life … I actually call … Continue reading

The whimsical beauty of glass

Last March on my way to the #1 of all global Art Fairs, TEFAF Maastricht in The Netherlands, I stopped in the medieval city of Bruges in Belgium to take in the astounding local “Flemish Primitive” paintings of Hans Memling … Continue reading

beams of light

Lamps on either side of a sofa are perfectly acceptable and can be very, very cool.  But something that makes a space appear more relaxed yet sophisticated is placing table or floor directional lamps around the room.  It can be … Continue reading

The lyrical abstract forms of Suzan Frecon

There is something about this contemporary abstract painting I can’t quite put into words but I absolutely love it. Its emotional effect on me is similar to when I view a Rothko … it is calming, peaceful and serene.  Here … Continue reading

timeless zen

Clean, contemporary design of the highest quality is not so easy to find, so when I learned about the Hong Kong-born, English-educated designer Samuel Chan through friends in Belgium, I paid a visit to his showroom Channels on the New … Continue reading

minassian rugs: Sybaritic links of luxury

There are but a handful of rug purveyors whose designs and quality measure up to my exacting aesthetic that clients appreciate.  One of these is New York-based Rug-Art for which I dedicated an earlier post.  Another is J.H. Minassian & … Continue reading