Tag Archives: design trends

british traditional skills = superb handmade home collections = soane britain

Soane Britain: London showroom featuring pair of Crillon chairs If you haven’t been living under a design rock, by now you’ve heard of Soane Britain.  And although it has been operating in the U.K. for years, recently it arrived on … Continue reading

storage motion is a storage system on the move … for your home

Two weeks ago I spotted a motorized storage system at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York.  Storage Motion, Inc., co-founded by Tina and Kurt Krohn of North Carolina, is an outfit providing motor driven storage solutions for … Continue reading

enhancing life’s palate – Michael Aram’s salt and pepper shakers

We take salt and pepper for granted, not giving a second thought to these dietary staples we use everyday.  But who really knows the history and how we came to rely on them to bring spice to our lives?  Follow … Continue reading

richard rabel: a 1930s penthouse renovation in manhattan (before and after)

People often ask me about my “style” in decorating and what I end up telling them is that my trademarks are polished, livable, warm and unique interiors that reflect today’s lifestyle; the are informed by the past but have a … Continue reading

bling, bling in the luxurious glass of Anna Torfs

Belgian born glass artist and designer Anna Torfs is once again pushing the envelope of innovation and plush luxury with the vessels in her objects collection.  Rooted in traditional glass making techniques, but forward thinking in design, Anna is one … Continue reading

pull, stretch and snap: the works of sebastian brajkovic and vincent dubourg

Blurring the lines of art, sculpture and furniture are the works of the amazingly talented thirtysomethings Sebastian Brajkovic and Vincent Dubourg, two artists producing different types of sculptural furniture through the distortion of familiar forms. In both cases, the guys … Continue reading

in vulcan’s forge: extraordinary pieces from parisian designer christophe côme

In a post earlier in the year, I marveled at the wonderful loukoum lamps by Paris-based artist and designer Christophe Côme and purposefully omitted his other furniture because he is one designer that deserves, at minimum, the recognition of another … Continue reading