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schumacher: a tour-de-force in decorating

Schumacher wallcoverings

Schumacher & Co. is one of the world’s best decorating emporiums of luxurious fabrics and fabulous wall treatments, as well as sophisticated rugs and carpets, trim and furniture to finish off any project. Known for their classic designs, unparalleled quality … Continue reading

abstract art + the works of susannah phillips

abstract-art-susannah-phillips-landscape

Boston-born Susannah Phillips might just be my new “go to” for contemporary abstract art. Trained in London and from a family with artistic sensibilities, Phillips’ moody landscapes and still lifes serve as a great entry into contemporary art for my … Continue reading

masterworks of art: the mellon collection at sothebys

masterworks of art mellon collection sothebys

Any list of American collectors of great masterworks of art undoubtedly includes the late Paul Mellon (1907-1999) and his recently deceased wife Rachel “Bunny” Mellon (1910-2014). In my view, they were without a doubt our nation’s greatest cultural patrons who … Continue reading

anastassiades’ artisanal modern lighting

Anastassiades-table-lamp

The idea of artisanal lighting may bring to mind a single person studio making sophomoric fixtures for the uninitiated.  This can be further from the truth when it comes to the lighting by Cypriot Michael Anastassiades. For instance, when Ralph … Continue reading

one of today’s most collectible artists

Imran Qureshi (b. 1972) has exploded onto the world stage this year – he was named Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year for 2013, he was commissioned by the MET Museum in New York for their annual roof garden display, … Continue reading

murals of new york city, a rizzoli photo art book by joshua mchugh

Joshua McHugh is a friend and one of the most sought after interior photographers in New York.  His delightful new Rizzoli book – Murals of New York City – in collaboration with Glenn Palmer-Smith and Graydon Carter is about to … Continue reading

what’s swedish for rare? olaf skoogfors

Olaf Skoogfors (1934-1975) is not a name rolling off everyone’s tongue.  A Swede who grew up in the United States, he began his long career working with silver having studied at the School for American Craftsmen in Rochester before apprenticing … Continue reading