Archives: December 2012

A stellar console that stands its ground

Inspired by the jagged edges that capture and reflect light in uncut precious stones, Brit designer Jake Phipps has designed this remarkable, drop-dead gorgeous, and marvelous Stellar Console. Limited to an edition of 25, this polished stainless-steel art piece has … Continue reading

Peeking into Arundel Castle, Althorp, and Eltham Palace

Today I’m over at The Daily Basics as contributing editor and have put together a taste sample tour of 3 English country homes that I’ve had the privilege to visit in the past. Come on over! image credit: Picture Gallery, … Continue reading

A huge New York thanks to CasaComDesign – Brazil

Yesterday I woke up to find a wonderful, extremely kind and unsolicited write-up on my work in cyberspace by CasaComDesign, one of Brazil’s and South America’s top influential blogs on interior design and decoration. Muito Obrigado (Thank you) Maria Alice for this … Continue reading

furniture by genius designer Thomas Heatherwick, the brains behind the 2012 Olympic cauldron

It seems there is nothing British design wonderboy Thomas Heatherwick cannot do. While his large-scale commissions are out-of-pocket to most private individuals, his “smaller” designs are slightly more accessible and equally imaginative, radical and stellar. The Spun chair, which reminds … Continue reading

Gloria’s glorious chandelier over at Holly’s House

Made extremely well with obvious eye for detail, is the Gloria Chandelier offered through Holly’s House, a London-based retailer on the Kings Road whose offerings are more on the artisanal side of things and range from jewelry to furniture. What … Continue reading

French Art Deco through the eyes of Parisian designer Damien Langlois-Meurinne

It’s easier to copy a furniture piece than to reimagine one but my colleague Damien Langlois-Meurinne has superbly done the latter with this elegant, sleek and glam, 1930s Art Deco inspired sofa he designed for Sé. While I’m not a … Continue reading

Château la Coste – an art and architecture walk in Provence

Today I’m over at MODENUS where as a contributing editor I’m writting about a relatively new and lovely, lovely contemporary art and architecture al fresco walk amongst the vineyards of Château la Coste, a wonderful 17thcentury property north of Aix-en-Provence. I encourage you to take a … Continue reading