Archives: March 2012

The Frames of Heydenryk

I cannot emphasize the importance of having the right frame on a piece of art, regardless of its price.  You see, a frame can kill the piece or as it is meant to, infinitely enhance its appearance.  It’s like having … Continue reading

tristan auer: redefining good taste in interiors

He may not be as well known to the international community as his Gallic colleagues Alberto Pinto, Christian Liaigre or even Jean-Louis Deniot (whom I featured here), but Tristan Auer is no less gifted and certainly knows how to infuse … Continue reading

The sensuous shapes of astrid dahl

  Inspired by plants and flowers, Astrid Dahl, the uber South African ceramicist, continues to amaze me with her incredible and complex shapes in natural white clay. Often reminding me of the 3-D counterpart to Georgia O’Keeffe’s fabulously sensual and … Continue reading

going gaga over dimensional surfaces

YUMA and SUBU panels   Walls are an important factor in any interior design project. I have featured many different products that I can certainly recommend including stencils, wallpaper, mega photograph mural, colored concrete, translucent concrete, glass tiles and ceramic … Continue reading

Guest blogger: dezignlicious

Today I’m thrilled my friend Gail of the very well received blog Dezignilicious (she is coy and will not admit it, but she is famous!) agreed to write a feature for us.  Hope you enjoy it! Wood becomes aluminum becomes … Continue reading

A Dutch dandy

A painter is normally faced with deciding what medium to use.  Today there are countless mediums, but in the early 17th century, only a few were acceptable to the rich collecting patrons: panel, canvas, copper and perhaps slate.  Of these, … Continue reading

The balancing fantasies of Alexander Calder

For many years I have marveled at the poised and colorful mobiles – sculptures whose essence relies on balance and movement – of the great American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976). Perhaps this is why on a recent trip to the … Continue reading