Tag Archives: metal accents

haas brothers: it’s a cool world

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Design wundertwins Nikolai and Simon Haas – known in the design world as the Hass brothers – build and craft just about anything: from an unfinished brass table designed to collect fingerprints to wings for one of Lady Gaga’s costumes. … Continue reading

contemporary british silversmiths on display

For two weeks each year, London’s eyes fall upon the creations of the very best contemporary British silversmiths at the Goldsmiths’ Fair – a selling exhibition – and I happened to be in the City to take a peek in … Continue reading

buccellati silver, inspired by nature

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Buccellati silver clearly draws great inspiration from the natural world around us. More than any other firm of silversmiths that I can think of, their beautiful silver bowls, centerpieces and table articles are created using forms that all of us … Continue reading

cool pulls and artsy knobs

cool pulls and knobs for furniture

Using a set of cool pulls and knobs to spruce up a piece of furniture – be it a kitchen cabinet, bathroom vanity or chest-of-drawers – is a well-documented decorator tip.  But finding extra special pieces, now that can be … Continue reading

candle wall sconces for the stylish home

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Have you ever considered candle wall sconces for your interiors?  While I’m not suggesting living our everyday existence in a pre-Edison era, I am suggesting living more moments under the spell of candlelight.  Unpractical?  Well, perhaps.  But then so is … Continue reading

modern silver accessories from wiener silber manufactur

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Modern silver accessories are the finishing touches to any well-designed room.  They hit just the right note, saying that this is a home with sophisticated taste.  I’ve written about many of my favorite silversmiths over the years, but luckily I … Continue reading

setting a chic dinner table – christofle silver knife rests

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Knife rests are a wonderful practical invention whose sole purpose is to keep greasy and messy knife blades off your good tablecloth.  You place one at each place setting with the knife blades resting on them.  The French must be … Continue reading