Archives: October 2013

The london design festival – five favorite designers from design junction

My Fall began with a wonderful 6-day trip with MODENUS BlogTour to the London Design Festival, an almost overwhelming citywide, design extravaganza with hundreds of venues exhibiting the latest and greatest that lasts 2 weeks.  Today I focus on Design … Continue reading

$135 million for a 1920s texas mansion upgraded by peter marino

  J.R.’s Southfork it’s not, neither is it a typical McMansion, but we’re still deep in the heart of Texas.  Located just minutes from downtown Dallas, the Crespi-Hicks Estate could become the most expensive piece of real estate in the … Continue reading

one of today’s most collectible artists

Imran Qureshi (b. 1972) has exploded onto the world stage this year – he was named Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year for 2013, he was commissioned by the MET Museum in New York for their annual roof garden display, … Continue reading

drawer pulls and knobs – chic cabinet hardware from du verre

In the world of cabinet hardware, du Verre leads the crowded field in both design and quality.  Every piece is made from recycled aluminum, which makes their products a sound environmental choice for responsible modern homes, and each piece is … Continue reading

murals of new york city, a rizzoli photo art book by joshua mchugh

Joshua McHugh is a friend and one of the most sought after interior photographers in New York.  His delightful new Rizzoli book – Murals of New York City – in collaboration with Glenn Palmer-Smith and Graydon Carter is about to … Continue reading

the latest in swiss bathroom fixtures

Swiss watches. Swiss chocolates. Swiss cheese. Swiss bathrooms?  Founded in 1892, Swiss firm Laufen knows a thing or two about what works regarding function, product and design in bathroom fixtures and accessories.  And as the Swiss are known for precision in … Continue reading

the poggenpohl kitchen – traditional values with a modern vibe

A recent trip to the Poggenpohl Kitchen showroom in London has changed my mind about kitchen design.  There are times when as an interior designer one has to just admit that after 120+ years, outfits like Poggenpohl know a thing … Continue reading