Tag Archives: footstools

object of desire: victoria bain leather embroidered stools

leather-embroidered-stools victoria bain

Today’s objects of desire – these super chic leather embroidered stools – are very special. While leather embroidery is not a new skill, it seems that recently it has had a resurgence. But it’s actually a very hard thing to … Continue reading

Liking this Swedish version of a Moroccan pouf

Poufs come in all different shapes and sizes.  The usual ones, like those illustrated below are quite easily found in any souk … from Marrakesh to Istanbul.  And frankly, they can be a handsome addition to any room, no matter … Continue reading

Dedon: recyclable luxury

Recently I was poolside in the house of some very fancy friends and was taken back by their beautiful outside furniture.   Wowzer! Not only was it colorful but comfortable and in my book, that makes it a home-run! So I … Continue reading

From the warm breezes of the South Pacific

I was recently in Palm Beach on assignment and I saw these beautiful poufs by Walker Zabriskie in his namesake store. Covered in vintage woven rattan mats from Borneo, these poufs are beyond beautiful and very practical: they can be … Continue reading

Uhuru: repurposing the unwanted into the hip

Sometimes you run into great finds not in the shop of a museum, but in their public spaces. It was at MoMA PS-1 that I found the taboo table and stools I featured in December (click here to read) and … Continue reading

guest blogger: luxury obsessed

Hermès and Jean-Michel Frank Today I’m happy to bring to you one of the most fashionable and read blogs on luxury items as my guest blogger.  LuxuryObsessed focuses on what some call the extravagances of life … I actually call … Continue reading

timeless zen

Clean, contemporary design of the highest quality is not so easy to find, so when I learned about the Hong Kong-born, English-educated designer Samuel Chan through friends in Belgium, I paid a visit to his showroom Channels on the New … Continue reading