Tag Archives: luxury for the home

a contemporary tea service for the tea lover

Tom-Dixon-Modern-Tea-Service

Talented and self-taught British designer Tom Dixon has updated one the most traditional of English traditions, afternoon tea, with his new contemporary tea service in warm luminous brass.   While we think of taking tea as the quintessential English past … Continue reading

a tattooed tiffany silver pitcher at sotheby’s

Sotheby's-Tiffany-Silver-Pitcher

Tiffany and Company have been counted amongst the leading names of New York’s premier luxury brands for well over 150 years.  Their partnership with contemporary designers like Paloma Piccaso, which began in 1980, has only helped to further build on … Continue reading

the wonderful design world that is maison gerard

The photo shows the entrance to the booth flanked by 2 Thomas Boog bronze and shell decorative panels. The oval mirror and sculptural shelf are by Carol Egan and the sculpture cubes are by Basque artist Zigor. Several weeks ago, … Continue reading

sculptural steel artwork adds a wow factor to your home

This past spring I was lucky enough to have an all access visit to Frieze, the contemporary art show in New York.  Now even months after the show, one artist that has stayed with me is Loris Cecchini (b.1969), a … Continue reading

exquisite lacquer home accessories from Japanese artist Yamamura Shinya

Japanese artist Yamamura Shinya (b. 1960) is a contemporary lacquer artist using traditional materials and techniques to produce small works of art that are the perfect way to accessorize a well appointed home. Mind you, they are not cheap, but … Continue reading

another project ends

the modern sybarite is off this week, working to complete a project for a couple, their two toddlers and two dogs.  I’ll be back next week, on the eve of our very own summer holidays, with a week-long series I’ve … Continue reading

accessorizing your home with Kerry Macbride’s jewelry lamps

I recently came across some beautifully hand made table lamps by American jewelry designer Kerry MacBride.  He uses travertine, black onyx and white quartz in his luxurious pieces.  Not one to overlook details, he even built the lamp’s dimmers into … Continue reading