Archives: February 2013

sending ripples through the design world: zaha hadid’s liquid glacial table

British-Iraqi star architect Zaha Hadid (b. 1950) is synonymous with futuristic buildings of elongated and fragmented geometric planes. But did you know she is also an avid product designer?  Case in point, the Liquid Glacial Table. Commissioned by Mayfair’s super … Continue reading

color inspiration from nature

Color is life and what’s more beautiful than the vivid colors and combinations drawn from nature.  Today, there is nothing to read, and I invite you to take a little more than a second to view and admire these real … Continue reading

pierre gonnord: modern photographs with an eye to the past

The Golden Age of Spanish painting in the 17thcentury has to be one of my favorite periods of art history.  And what I particularly love, is the realism of masters Diego Velazquez and Jose de Ribera who with their uncanny … Continue reading

elle décor reincarnated for the home

Imagine putting your old issues of Elle Décor or any other shelter magazines to good use: this is precisely what Studio Jens Praet has been fine tuning with old magazines since 2007 when he created the first pieces for his … Continue reading

mount stuart, the palatial home in scotland of the 7th marquess of bute

Just like Highclere Castle, known to millions of fans as Downton Abbey, Mount Stuart is a most fanciful neo Gothic country house located just over 1.5 hours from Glasgow.  Still the private home of Lord Bute, the family graciously opens … Continue reading

like moths attracted to light, these ingo maurer’s pendants are causing a stir

These two large light bulbs with butterflies and dragonflies aflutter were launched by the incomparable German lighting designer Ingo Maurer (b. 1932) and his very talented team in 2011.  They come in 2 sizes.  The larger, is about 30 cm … Continue reading

considering a wood paneled shower? tiles that pave the way

Last week I was at the A&D Building in Manhattan placing orders for a client project, and though tile was not part of the trip, I wandered into the Hastings Tile & Bath showroom.  I’m always in awe of how … Continue reading