Archives: August 2012

sybaritic travels: Brazil’s Txai Resort

When Mother Nature doesn’t want to cooperate, there is nothing one can do.  You just go with the flow, so during a project trip to Brasil in January 2011, at the recommendation of my client, I booked some R&R at … Continue reading

the calligraphic impasto of James Hayward

I was recently offered a marvelous painting by James Hayward (American, b. 1943) for one of my clients and I immediately started drooling – mind you, not for the asking price, but for the rich, lathery, scrummy impasto of the … Continue reading

chairs with a midcentury Scandi-Italo look

Finding contemporary dining chairs with a midcentury feel is not an easy task as I recently found out while on the hunt for a set. And so when I bumped into these lovelies by Marconato and Zappa for Italian firm, … Continue reading

5 sinfully amazing private swimming pools

We all like to take-a-peek inside those homes that seem larger than life.  Today I’ve featured some quite unique private swimming pools from around the world.  Hope you enjoy. image credits: From top to bottom – Melbourne, Australia (Out-of-the-Blue) | … Continue reading

the ultra-stylish and liveable rooms of Gideon Mendelson

Armed with degrees in Architecture and Interior Design from two of the top schools in their distinctive fields, Gideon Mendelson has been inventing cool spaces in the New York area for almost 10 years. And although published, Gideon is for … Continue reading

a knotty place to kick back

In looking around for a commercial sofa, I stumbled upon the Gentry Major by all-star Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola for Italian firm Moroso. It was not the usual leather or woven fabric model that I was eyeing, but the chunky … Continue reading

inspired by nature

I get much of my inspiration from nature.  And its not only about the colors – their intensity, hue, saturation, combination – but about the shapes, sizes, forms, compositions, textures, proportions and even the mood of what’s in front of … Continue reading