Archives: February 2012

Project Pickboard | richard rabel: using dering hall in a master bedroom – (1/5)

bedside tables: Tamara Codor I was asked by a couple in their 60s with a lovely, lovely home outside Manhattan to “smarten-up” the decor of their stodgy – their word – master bedroom. As a first step, I’ll be selecting … Continue reading

Jólan van der Wiel’s Gravity Stool

Just recently named the winner of the 2012 Young Designer’s Competition and recipient of the Interior Innovation Award of the imm Cologne Design and Furniture Fair, Dutch wünderboy Jólan van der Wiel literally seems to defy gravity – you must … Continue reading

guest blogging @ dezignlicious

Hippos Invade America Earlier in the week, I had a chance to make a guest appearance on the fabulous interiors blog Dezignlicious with my post “Hippos Invade America”.  Thank you Gail for your invitation.  If you missed it, you can … Continue reading

Peter Lane: the art of reinventing ceramics

Life on Mars, Chahan Gallery   This chunky, rough-hewn yet terribly sophisticated artpiece is actually a ceramic sculptural wall by the incredibly talented (and sought after) New York artist/ceramicist … and now sculptor … Peter Lane.  Made of stoneware with … Continue reading

one rockin’ chaise

This sublimely beautiful rocker comes to us from Greg and Roché Dry, the eccentricly chic designers from Botha’s Hill, an enclave west of Durban in South Africa.  It’s amazing to me how great design can be found in the smallest … Continue reading

a big new york shout-out to spain’s chic & deco

Yesterday I got a kind endorsement by one of Spain’s premier blogs on decoration; Chic & Deco.  Many thanks for the acknowledgment.  Te lo agradezco de todo corazon.  Richard

a HUGE belated new york shout-out to desire to inspire

Back in December, Desire to Inspire, an influential Australian-Canadian design blog listed me as one of their 2011 favorite blogs.  And while I conveyed my surprise and gratitude through Twitter and personal email I failed to do so more publicly on my … Continue reading