Archives: June 2012

masculine spaces that even a princess would love

Last month during the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse in Manhattan, one of my favorite interiors was the one designed and put together by Neal Beckstedt, a young colleague in the business. Focusing on modern masculine interiors, his rooms seemingly float … Continue reading

it’s raining …. meteors?

While I’m not one to shy away from new furniture pieces, on this blog and in my projects I’ve shown that taking something given to us by nature and repurposing it with elegance and style can turn out a very, … Continue reading

unveiling Mantò by Poltrona Frau

Just weeks from its initial release, Mantò is the new haute couture sofa by pedigreed Italian furniture maker Poltrona Frau. There are several things to note about this sofa.  The first is the exquisite design of the soft back and … Continue reading

hand-blown light pendants with a retro feel

I’ll go months without finding a good light fixture, but lately, I’ve been lucky and found a handful of very good sources.  I’m holding on to these, but willing to share with you!  Today it’s the handsome Nested Cylinder pendants … Continue reading

The coming of a new Bronze Age

When I think of the Bronze Age, rightly or not, I think of rather rudimentary men inhabiting the earth using bronze to make very basic tools and so I was curiously surprised when I eyed these vessels in the window … Continue reading

the deceptively simple ceramics of Hoshino Kayoko

My first impression of Kayoko’s ceramics was that of a double take.  At a first glance, the simple ceramics look like carved rocks but how could they be if the label is calling them ceramics?  Then on closer inspection one … Continue reading

1950s design for all

I’ve been looking and looking and looking for a lovely bench to sit in front of a large bay window of a Scandinavian inspired room, when I spotted this marvel. B-I-N-G-O.  It was perfect in size, proportion and style. I … Continue reading