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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

ancient textiles for contemporary living: the rapa furniture by israeli designer ayala serfati

I was recently having tea with my friend Daniella Ohad in her very stylish and contemporary flat in New York, when the “thing” she sat on caused me to get up, touch, scoot her out and sit.  It was the … Continue reading

Spending US$750,000 at the Winter Antiques Fair in New York City

Last weekend I went to the Winter Antiques Fair in New York (running through 3 February 2013) armed with an imaginary US$750,000.  We all know that spending money is easier than making it.  But a good art advisor helps you … Continue reading

Line Vautrine’s delicious objects are the perfect holiday gifts for the discerning design aficionado

The ever so chic Maison Gerard in New York has teamed up with 1stdibs to present and offer an incredible private collection of decorative boxes by Line Vautrin (1913-1997) that make the perfect holiday gift.  As you know, her magnificent … Continue reading

design shopping challenge: 4 sophisticated room dividers from around the world

One important aspect of interior design is the ability to delineate spaces or create the impression of space where there is none.   And one of the oldest tricks of the trade is the use of screens. Today, I feature 4 … Continue reading

The old art form of coquillage made fresh by today’s Thomas Boog

At its zenith in the 18th century, any self-respecting noble and aristocrat in Europe escaped the suffocating heat of their main house during the summer months by building a fashionable grotto with a fountain and dripping with seashell decoration … … Continue reading

the ceramics of master artist jean girel

Tucked in the Burgundian hillside of central-eastern France, amongst the bucolic vineyards is the studio of a non-assuming Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres and a Maître d’ Art who for 35 years has produced some of the most beautiful, … Continue reading