Tag Archives: colorful design accents

vintage scandinavian ceramic design – where else but jacksons!

Jackson Design in Stockholm is a newly discovered source for great 20thcentury Scandinavian ceramics – mind you its been around for 30 years!  The brain behind the firm, Paul Jackson, is devoted to offering the best of classic Scandinavian design.  … 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

the colorful world of Italian conceptual artist Alighiero Boetti

image credit: Alighiero Boetti, Divine Astrazioni, courtesy Sotheby’s Milan Sotheby’s Milan is offering for sale on 22 May 2013, a number of works by a personal favorite  –  Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994)  –  one of the great Italian conceptual artists of … Continue reading

How “futurism” inspired the lighting of 20th century designers

image credit: Phillips, London.  Pendant by Carlo Scarpa Carlo Scarpa, Max Ingrand and Serge Mouille certainly rank in the top 10 in vintage lighting design.  And with mid century design gaining a greater share of the limelight, the works of … Continue reading

back to the future – a 19th century townhouse in 21st century new york

Loeb Townhouse, New York, (master bedroom) photo Durston Saylor My quarterly duties call and today I’m over at The Daily Basics where I’m featuring what has to be one of the most incredible interiors in New York City.  A few … Continue reading

awesome abstract arrangements in the art of william j. o’brien

Tomorrow Saturday, February 23 2013, New York blue-chip gallerist Marianne Boesky is opening a show on the work of Chicago-based artist William J. O’Brien (b. 1975).  Titled “Wet n’Wild”the exhibition showcases the young artist’s talents in sculpture, mix-media and works … Continue reading

like moths attracted to light, these ingo maurer’s pendants are causing a stir

These two large light bulbs with butterflies and dragonflies aflutter were launched by the incomparable German lighting designer Ingo Maurer (b. 1932) and his very talented team in 2011.  They come in 2 sizes.  The larger, is about 30 cm … Continue reading