Archives: August 2013

my last summer fling

I’m off enjoying this last week of August as I hope you guys are too.  I’ll be back Tuesday September 3rd – this month will bring a lot of activity including a new professional website, my trip to the London … Continue reading

ancient greek architecture inspires villa kerylos on the french riviera

The Villa Kerylos is a marvel to those who like me love a good house museum.  Unlike the Cerralbo Palace in Madrid or the Nissim de Camondo in Paris which I wrote about earlier, each of which was designed in … Continue reading

sculptural steel artwork adds a wow factor to your home

This past spring I was lucky enough to have an all access visit to Frieze, the contemporary art show in New York.  Now even months after the show, one artist that has stayed with me is Loris Cecchini (b.1969), a … Continue reading

The MoMa picture light – modern artwork lighting for the 21st century

Not long ago, I was asked by a Twitter friend about painting lights, those contraptions normally placed over a painting in a home or office and used for illumination.  Sometimes hardwired, sometimes free standing and battery operated or even remote … Continue reading

modenus’ posse for blogtour london 2013

Last week it was announced that little ol’ me, through my achievements with the modern sybarite blog, had been one of 12 North American bloggers selectively handpicked by MODENUS to participate in covering the upcoming London Design Festival and DECOREX … Continue reading

phase out boring design with innovative furniture

Reza Feiz of Phase Design in LA has furniture design down to a fine art.  His whole philosophy is to use luxurious textures and finishes to create elegant and functional creations.  I can see the influence of the great Southern … Continue reading

wood nesting trays from the former editor of domus and abitare

Cheerful, happy and beautifully made, the foglia nesting trays designed by Marta Laudani + Marco Romanelli with Filippo Francescangeli for Valsecchi1918 were exactly what I was looking for when I was asked by an important interior designer colleague to help … Continue reading