categories + archives: accessories

a contemporary tea service for the tea lover


Talented and self-taught British designer Tom Dixon has updated one the most traditional of English traditions, afternoon tea, with his new contemporary tea service in warm luminous brass.   While we think of taking tea as the quintessential English past … Continue reading

felt home accessories never looked better


FilzFelt, a Boston-based company specializing in felt, is producing modern and versatile felt home accessories: felt floor coverings, felt drapery, felt hanging panels and felt tabletop embellishments for today’s home that offer flexibility and soften spaces both physically and acoustically … Continue reading

stillfried wien – a new destination for germanic design in nyc


Stillfried Wien may sound like a scrumptious plate of Austrian schnitzel, which it’s not and may sound like its something located in Vienna, which it’s also not.  The brain child of lovely Viennese duo Anna and Michael Trubrig, Stillfried Wien … Continue reading

touch the clouds with the lucid mirror of brooklyn artist adam frank

Every now and then there is an invention for home interiors that leaves me gobsmacked.  The Lucid Mirror by Brooklyn inventor, artist and designer Adam Frank is one of them. In all his inventions Adam uses a variety of techniques … Continue reading

exotic decorative objects and unusual accessories from creel & gow

Finding the extraordinary accessory for your home used to be quite a feat. But thankfully not anymore.  Creel & Gow, a delightful cabinet of curiosities, opened late last year in Manhattan with an array of unusually exquisite accouterments from all … Continue reading

what are you going to name your jellyfish?

Face it, jellyfish are way cooler than sea monkeys!  One guy who agrees with me is Alex Andon of Jellyfish Art out in San Francisco who had the brilliant idea of bringing jellyfish to the peeps. We have fish as … Continue reading

a modern and refined alternative to the traditional candlestick: Svenskt Tenn

A client recently asked for my help in finding the perfect candlesticks for her dining room:  the only caveat, they had to be fresh and modern, and not the same old same old that all her friends have in their … Continue reading