categories + archives: ART and DESIGN

Richard Rabel at the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse in NYC

Richard Rabel at the Kips Bay Designer Showhouse

Some of you may have missed the great honor given to me this Spring by the Organizing Committee of the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse in New York. It’s one, if not THE, oldest decorating showhouses in the world and has … Continue reading

mastering modern alabaster lighting: stephen downes

modern alabaster lighting

Modern alabaster lighting is perfect for today’s high-end contemporary living, although traditionally, it’s more associated with Art Deco. Recently, I visited NYC Jewish Museum’s show on the work of 20th century icon Pierre Chareau. This inspired me to look into … Continue reading

modern glass that inspires: baldwin guggisberg

modern glass baldwin guggisberg

Modern glass vessels help bring freshness to a room that heavier sculpture and flat art can’t always do. Recently a dear friend brought to my attention the inspired glass works of American-Swiss artists based in Wales: Baldwin Guggisberg. I’m so … Continue reading

abstract art in south africa: maja marx

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Maja Marx (b.1977) is a contemporary proponent of abstract art in South Africa. The WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery in Cape Town recently introduced me to her work. The solo exhibition called Glare – mostly oils on linen – is a collection of … Continue reading

object of desire: rexhill park credenza

rexhill park credenza

Today I’m going gaga over the Rexhill Park credenza. Based in upstate New York, Rexhill is exactly the type of company ALL designers should be supporting – the local family owned firms that are the bedrock of our industry. The … Continue reading

matt connors: in search of casual minimalism

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American contemporary artist Matt Connors has an uncanny ability to reference the great artists of the last century while still creating unbelievably vibrant and unique works. Working in New York City, Connors is gaining recognition as one of Art + … Continue reading

object of desire – gorham silver tureen

gorham-silver-tureen

This marvelous Gorham silver tureen is not my usual object of desire, but take a closer look and I think you’ll be persuaded that this is a great piece of sculptural art. Made in 1883 by one of America’s finest … Continue reading