Archives: March 2012

the ying and yang in the work of Michou Osterwald

I was recently in SoHO where I dropped by Amaridian, a wonderful store selling design and artisanal products and art from Africa.  To my amazement I found today’s featured bowls by the great South African artist Michou Osterwald. LOVE the … Continue reading

spicing up Scandinavian design

Inspired in its simplicity by the lines of mid-century Scandinavian furniture and taking its shape from the Acapulco Chair, the Agave Chair is bound to be a hit with the devotees of both Mexican and Scandinavian design. Made of oak … Continue reading

Just monkeying around

Don’t think I’m getting soft these days …. As I’ve always said, art is not always about the latest trend, the most coveted artist, or the piece that will skyrocket in value.  Many times, it’s about what makes you happy … Continue reading

Catalina Bauer: Utilitarian materials transformed

Although until recently she was mostly known to the local Chilean art-scene, Argentine-born but Chilean-based Catalina Bauer is an international contemporary artist star on the ascent. Her first true global break came with her inclusion in the show Tectonic Shift, … Continue reading

the simplicity in chinese art

Aside from the rise in the last 10 years of today’s contemporary Chinese fine artists like Ai Weiwei , Yue Minjun and Zhou Fan, China’s artistic past has been tied to its glorious historic fine and decorative arts tradition that … Continue reading

The world according to MODENUS

  Up until a couple of weeks ago, I had only heard of UK-US based MODENUS in relation to their organization and sponsorship of BlogTour, a yearly trip for selected bloggers to the design fairs in Milan, Paris, London and … Continue reading

Tiffany in a new light

Sometimes the individual pieces are more than equal to the sum of their parts.  Recently I found this pair of Tiffany glass shields for wall sconces (think of theses as the lamp shades for the sconces) at Rago Auctions in … Continue reading