Archives: January 2013

Massimo Castagna’s contemporary interpretation of luxury … from Italy of course!

The smoking hot “Side-L” cabinet comes to us from Henge, a small, couture-manufacturing studio located about 1 ½  hours north of Venice.  Here all the furniture designed by maestro Massimo Castagna is made by hand in one of the last … Continue reading

From paris, of course, a trio of amazing tealight candle(sticks)

Oozing 70s modern but very 2013, this trio of handsome and unique brass and dark bronze tealight candle holders simply rock! The perfect host gift (or frankly, an awesome gift to yourself) comes to us from the year old Parisian art/design … Continue reading

A cocktail table James Bond 007 would dig: sexy, stylish and with a hidden side

Il Pezzo Mancante is a newbie high-end design studio in Florence that has captured my attention with its sublime “il pezzo 2” cocktail table.  Whispering 1970s dolce vita, its undulating walnut frame, marble top and brass base make for a … Continue reading

transmitting beauty: the lens sconce by LA-artist Alison Berger

Los Angeles-based designer and glass artist Alison Berger has achieved one of the hardest things to do as a product designer: to create a timeless and sophisticated piece – something stripped to its essence that will look (and function) well … Continue reading

Old Master Paintings at Sotheby’s: Pietro Longhi’s Venetian spectacle

Old Master Painting’s week in New York is held from 25-30 January.  Here the luminary auction houses and dealers pull out their best kit in order to dazzle the world.   Sotheby’s in particular, has an exciting sale. I love Italian … Continue reading

design maestro robert stadler and carpenters workshop gallery: furniture that truly is “the bomb”

Austrian-born but Paris-based designer Robert Stadler is at it again.  Last year I wrote about his beautiful exercise stool and today, I’m going back to him for a look at his humorous and ergonomically designed bomb furniture. When it comes … Continue reading

its not just for the birds: an installation in Barcelona for Hermès by Spanish artist Pamen Pereira

Hermès has the tradition of seeking and commissioning artists to decorate their stores with carte blanche given the firm’s theme of the year.  It was in this vein that I was introduced to the work of Spanish artist Pamen Pereira where … Continue reading