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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

object of desire – jean dunand vase


This signed Jean Dunand vase in red lacquer on metal found at ArtCurial in Paris is this weeks object of desire. Dunand (1877-1942) is considered to be one of the best metal workers and THE best lacquer artist of the Art … Continue reading

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

modern shapes from traditional bling: the Garrido silversmiths from Spain

Juan and Paloma Garrido are the brother and sister duo bringing new life to the world of contemporary silver design.  The great names of silver (think Georg Jensen, Odiot, Puiforcat, Tiffany) are largely stuck in the past relying on designs … Continue reading

the wabi-sabi in the earthy ceramics of elspeth owen

When I look at the marvelous rough-hewn ceramics of English artist Elspeth Owen, I immediately think of wabi-sabi, the simple and pure lifestyle and decor readily introduced to the mainstream by master decorator Axel Vervoordt.  It’s this element of humble … Continue reading

the mirror as a study in dazzling artistry

Like enormous multi-faceted diamonds, the smoking hot contemporary mirrors of British designer Sam Orlando Miller are simply striking.  Regardless of the mirror’s color, the play of light and dark, shadow and reflection make these stylish design pieces for any sophisticated … Continue reading

the right light: all fixtures are not created equal

When I heard of a Brooklyn design studio making contemporary light pendants inspired by the energy forces of the cosmos and tension/compression structures (like that of the Brooklyn Bridge), I was intrigued. The concept seemed a little “airy-fairy”, but interesting … Continue reading