Archives: September 2012

luxurious bathrooms by a design maestro: yes, it’s pierre yovanovitch and, of course, Paris!

Designing contemporary spaces of infinite luxury that are simple and discrete is one of the trademarks of Paris-based interior architect Pierre Yovanovitch. As a young man he began developing his modernistic aesthetic during his time working for legendary couturier Pierre … Continue reading

three times the possibilities: Matthias Demacker’s Mid-century vibe

I have just finished specifying a dining room renovation in an apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West side where the client has midcentury tastes but because of rambunctious children, is not interested in spending money on midcentury design.  Lucky for them, … Continue reading

creative contemporary offerings from Spain: toast the organic mid-century cocktail table!

It’s almost passé to have a single cocktail table in your living room today.  And while I’m still living with one at home (guess its time to change!), more and more I’m starting to incorporate tables of different shapes and … Continue reading

A century of fashion and glamour come together in the works of Paul César Helleu and Cathleen Naundorf

Professionally I enjoy supporting friends, especially those who are talented, honest and who have been particularly kind like Blanca Bernheimer, a friend and colleague from a previous chapter in life.  So last Wednesday I stopped by Trinity House Paintings, a … Continue reading

Apavisa Porcelanico’s corroding metal tiles: one designer’s treasure is a client’s coup

It’s really incredible what some modern porcelain companies are doing in accurately producing tiles that resemble wood, metal, rock and cement.  One of the innovators in this field is the Spanish company Apavisa Porcelánico who stylishly reproduce the look of corroding metal … Continue reading

token lamp pendants steal the show

It’s not everyday you find modern studio products designed, developed and made by designers engaging both sides of their brain – the artistic and the rational.  And perhaps this is why the duo behind Token, a Brooklyn-based design studio, have … Continue reading

the charming side of repurposing furnishings british style

Just when I think I know a thing or two about repurposing, I’m forced to revise my definition because of another MORE clever example.  Case in point the chest-of-drawers featured today. These stellar must-haves are by incredibly quirky and creative … Continue reading