Tag Archives: london

metallic raindrops in london

More ABBA than Greta Magnusson Grossman, these  blingy pendants were designed by the duo of Skogsberg & Smart – Magnus Skogsberg and Mimmi Smart – two Swedes relocated to London.  Aren’t these pendants luxury on steroids?  They look like drops … Continue reading

royal treasures from England and Russia at London’s V&A

The Dolphin basin, V&A, London What did the courts of Henry VIII (England) and Ivan the Terrible (Russia) have in common?  No, this isn’t the lead to a joke, but the theme of wonderful exhibition at Victoria and Albert Museum … Continue reading

Peeking into Arundel Castle, Althorp, and Eltham Palace

Today I’m over at The Daily Basics as contributing editor and have put together a taste sample tour of 3 English country homes that I’ve had the privilege to visit in the past. Come on over! image credit: Picture Gallery, … Continue reading

discovering sophisticated table lamps at the London Design Festival

One of the products unveiled last month during the London Design Festival were these gorgeous table lamps by UK designer Simon Moore. The collection, called Balustrade, consists of 4 different table lamps with stackable and interchangeable components made of hand … Continue reading

Centrale Elettrica Montemartini – where classic Roman sculpture meets our modern archaeological artifacts

It is said that Stendal, the French romantic author of the early 19th century, noted that Rome was an extraordinary city because 1/3 of its population were women, 1/3 priests and the rest antique statuary.  Percentages may have changed, but … Continue reading

Kevin Geary: an artistic chameleon

In the historic tradition of art, the gifted artist first learned to draw and then to paint … whether a portrait, landscape or religious subject.  Perhaps not the first, but we know the great Titian broke this mold and colored … Continue reading

art antiques london fair: what would you buy for yourself if … ?

Some of us are quite lucky that our hobbies and pastimes are almost the same as our job, so when I’m not hunting for art or antiques for my clients, I’m indirectly hunting for myself (even if just in my … Continue reading