Tag Archives: design trends

stylish kitchen fixtures from germany’s blanco

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then it’s safe to say that Blanco, the German manufacturer of kitchen fixtures, has the perfect sinks and faucets to keep it beating and thriving.  Family owned since 1925, Blanco provides … Continue reading

modenus’ posse for blogtour london 2013

Last week it was announced that little ol’ me, through my achievements with the modern sybarite blog, had been one of 12 North American bloggers selectively handpicked by MODENUS to participate in covering the upcoming London Design Festival and DECOREX … Continue reading

What does it take to collect modern design?

I am constantly asked for my opinion about modern design from clients just starting out on that collecting jaunt.  With fine art, you can visit museums and galleries and find your way through the maze, but with modern design things … 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

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

five killer mirrors that would rock any interior

image credit: Ralph Pucci, New York Mirrors are a fun way to add pizzazz and sophistication to any space.  They’re also very useful.  Even the most narcissistic amongst us likes to take a glimpse in the mirror from time to … Continue reading

Ico Parisi makes a statement at Phillips London

Finally Italian mid century design is getting the respect it deserves!  For the past few years, we have seen a run up on prices for French art deco and Scandinavian design all while the fruits of the Italians languished in … Continue reading