Tag Archives: midcentury modern design

straw marquetry chic in the works of violeta galan

Today’s object of desire is the striking, straw marquetry inlayed, Revelry drinks cabinet by Violeta Galan for London firm Lawson Robb. The firm commissioned the Romanian born artist to create this fantastic piece of shimmering chic. To me straw marquetry looks … Continue reading

object of desire – jean dunand vase

jeandunandvase

This signed Jean Dunand vase in red lacquer on metal found at ArtCurial in Paris is this weeks object of desire. Dunand (1877-1942) is considered to be one of the best metal workers and THE best lacquer artist of the Art … Continue reading

philip johnson’s glass house (museum)

Glass-House-Canoe-Design-Blog-1

Thinking about my recent visit to Stahl House in LA, I decided to revisit probably the most famous glass building in America – Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut.   Philip Johnson (1906-2005) is remembered today as one … Continue reading

stahl house – a living house museum in la

Stahl-House with pool

Recently I was thrilled to find a midcentury modern house open to visitors to draw inspiration for a new project. You all know that I love a great house museum and I always seek out the very best ones before … Continue reading

ny premiere contemporary art fair: the salon art + design

contemporary art fair salon Polignac table

New York hosts my favorite contemporary art fair of the Fall season this week when The Salon: Art & Design kicks off Thursday 13 November 2014 with a “by invitation only” cocktail reception hosted by Architectural Digest. Over fifty exhibitors … Continue reading

the cool mid century ceramics of harrison mcIntosh

Harrison McIntosh ceramic vase

Right now is a good time to be collecting mid century ceramics: auctions are filled with American studio pottery, and museums and galleries are hosting exhibitions.  Finally people are starting to take notice of the incredible talent and creativity of … Continue reading

max ingrand + fontana arte: chic italian mid century glass lighting and mirrors

Max-Ingrand-Oval-Mirror

Italian mid century glass lighting is my go to for adding chic panache and glamour to my client’s homes.  The chandeliers, sconces and table lamps are still amazingly contemporary while giving that nod to the past that says, “yes, I’m … Continue reading