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ventless fireplaces are the way to go


Ventless fireplaces are one of the latest luxuries in chic home dĂ©cor. They’re the perfect accessory for all of us who yearn to curl up with a glass of wine and someone special in front of the crackling flames (bear … Continue reading

merry christmas 2014

Christmas 2014

This charming color photograph above was taken at Christmas in 1914 – a mere 100 years ago! Taken only six months into the start of the Great War, to me it represents the innocence of an age that was quickly … Continue reading

Global Design Tastemakers – Thank You Global Lighting

global design tastemakers

I was recently inducted as one of four global design tastemakers to Global Lighting‘s – the international lighting powerhouse – list of international trend setters and was featured as such by the company on their website.  Thank you Global Lighting for this honor! I’m truly … Continue reading

happy holidays from the modern sybarite


Thank you to all my readers for a wonderful 2013.  Merry Christmas and enjoy the Holidays. I’ll be back on Monday January 13th, 2014. image credit: Patrick L. Brown. Rockefeller Center, New York, New York.      

who me? dinner? thanksgiving?

turkey farm

I guess this bird didn’t have a clue huh?  Indeed, on Thursday it’s Thanksgiving Day in the USA.  A day to be grateful for all the blessing we have as individuals and as a country.  As for me, I ‘m … Continue reading

richard rabel: interiors + art – a new professional website

I’m happy to announce today the debut of my professional site richard rabel: interiors + art.  It comes as a natural next step after several years of flying solo, which as any business owner will tell you is a lot, a … Continue reading

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