categories + archives: contemporary

english studio pottery from wales

Readers of my posts know that I am a huge fan of English studio pottery and love to incorporate pieces into my projects. So when I recently came across the work of Welsh ceramicist Adam Buick, I knew I had … Continue reading

contemporary british silversmiths on display

For two weeks each year, London’s eyes fall upon the creations of the very best contemporary British silversmiths at the Goldsmiths’ Fair – a selling exhibition – and I happened to be in the City to take a peek in … Continue reading

contemporary american painter robert ryman

contemporary american painter robert ryman

Robert Ryman (b.1930) is one of the great contemporary American painters best known for his monochromatic minimalist paintings. His work serves as a great introduction to modern art for those collectors just putting their toe into the water. Ryman’s works … Continue reading

modern silver accessories from wiener silber manufactur

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Modern silver accessories are the finishing touches to any well-designed room.  They hit just the right note, saying that this is a home with sophisticated taste.  I’ve written about many of my favorite silversmiths over the years, but luckily I … Continue reading

fine contemporary art from dorotheum, vienna

Dorotheum-Sean-Scully-painting

If you’re involved in the fine contemporary art + design market in New York as I am, May is one of the craziest months of the entire year.  Besides the numerous events related to New York design week, the ICFF … Continue reading

musicality in the composite photography of idris khan

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British artist Idris Khan (b. 1978) is mining the history of literature and music and creating beautiful works of art with his composite photography.  His interests lay in works with a collective cultural history, so his sources of inspiration are … Continue reading

david ebner – heir to the american studio furniture movement

David-Ebner-Macassar_Console

Finding one-of-a-kind pieces for clients can be daunting at times and one of the areas of design I like to look to for their fresh approach to design is the American Studio Furniture Movement pioneered by Wendell Castle, George Nakashima, … Continue reading