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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

precious urushi lacquer objects from japan

Urushi Lacquer Ippodo Gallery

For Asia Week in New York, Ippodo Gallery is introducing Jihei Murase, a craftsman whose incredible urushi lacquer objects have my head spinning. I really never thought I would fall for lacquerware objects, but it just comes to show that if … Continue reading

Jason Salavon reconfigures data into art

Jason Salavon amalgamated images

Contemporary American artist Jason Salavon (b. 1970) has been preaching for years that reconfiguring data can result in amazing art – and I have to agree. Using his proprietary software, he merges masses of data that share a common theme … Continue reading

tarting up the old king cole mural of the st. regis hotel new york

St.Regis-Old King Cole mural-removal

Recently I was walking by the St. Regis Hotel on 5th avenue and 55th street in New York, when it occurred to me to go in and look at the “Old King Cole” mural that was the cover for Joshua … Continue reading

messerschmidt, a sculptor a(head) of his time

  Franz Xaver Messerschmidt is not some cool “up and coming” contemporary artist churning out these fantastically expressive sculptures somewhere in a studio in the former East Berlin.  But you’re forgiven for thinking that.  His portrait busts are so wild … Continue reading

engaging with sorolla at sotheby’s new york

Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923) is a Spanish artist well known for his paintings depicting the people of his native Spain.  I recently included his monumental series –  “The Provinces of Spain” at the Hispanic Society in New York – … 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