Archives: August 2012

cool bookends from around the world

Like the umbrella stands I wrote about in an earlier feature, bookends are another decorating accessory impossible to shop for.  So much out there is uninspiring.  But I found some phenomenal ones from my sources: Berlin via Vienna: These Carl … Continue reading

a beehive of light

Good design is good design regardless of when it was made.  And today, with technology fueling the increasingly faster pace between the idea and final product, it is easy to be blasé about good design and be of the mindset … Continue reading

Liking this Swedish version of a Moroccan pouf

Poufs come in all different shapes and sizes.  The usual ones, like those illustrated below are quite easily found in any souk … from Marrakesh to Istanbul.  And frankly, they can be a handsome addition to any room, no matter … Continue reading

Pablo Atchugarry, the latin Pygmalion

These days, anything can be called art.  An “artist” will tie-up a pair of fuchsia patent leather shoes with an electric chord, throw baby iguana dung on them and perch the whole thing over a gold coat rack and call … Continue reading

sleek night stands

A client brought these light-hearted bedside tables to my attention. Frankly, I was taken aback at first glance.  Then, they started growing on me.  For starters, there are other options besides the featured white oak, which would look fab in … Continue reading

a flying nautilus

At the forefront of LED technology, Helsinki-based Saas Instruments introduced this wonderfully shaped pendant at the Milan Furniture Fair earlier in the year. Designed by Finnish interior architect Samuli Naamanka, I love the fact that when looked at from the bottom, … Continue reading