Archives: June 2013

phillip lloyd powell – a forgotten member of the american studio movement

Phillip Lloyd Powell (1919-2008) was a little known American furniture maker who frankly needs better PR!  His work is beautiful and modern, and it’s a shame he isn’t nearly as well known as his close American “studio movement” contemporaries Paul … Continue reading

Thank you New York Magazine

A heartfelt THANK YOU goes to Wendy Goodman and her team at New York Magazine’s Design Hunting for including richard|rabel: interiors + art + design in their 2013 New York City’s BEST Resource Guide and Dream Book.  Truly an honor … Continue reading

the spontaneous furniture of a london design firm

For the last 5 years, Glithero, a London based design firm, has been perfecting their marvelous “Les French” furniture line.  And rather than producing something exquisite but already seen, “Les French” is the result of a creative and unusual design … Continue reading

frozen in time – the hotel particuliere of Nissim de Camondo, Paris 1935

If I talk about decorative arts as being jewelry for the home, then the Nissim de Camondo museum in Paris is the jewelry box to rival all house museums.  Located in one of Paris’s loveliest residential neighborhoods – a stone’s … Continue reading

vintage scandinavian ceramic design – where else but jacksons!

Jackson Design in Stockholm is a newly discovered source for great 20thcentury Scandinavian ceramics – mind you its been around for 30 years!  The brain behind the firm, Paul Jackson, is devoted to offering the best of classic Scandinavian design.  … Continue reading

Wanted Design 2013 – highlighting my favorite designs during NYCxDesign

Today, I’m over at Modenus, the leading online interior design resource in the USA, UK and Germany, writing my review of Wanted Design, the young satellite design Fair that landed on our shores 3 years ago.  Featuring fresh design from … Continue reading

designer and cabinetmaker david lehmann’s surprisingly comfy peg bench

David Lehmann of New Jersey based Studio-L has literally reinvented the wheel – or in this case, the bench.  How can you take a common piece of furniture that has been in use for 1000s of years and still create … Continue reading