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modern glass that inspires: baldwin guggisberg

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Modern glass vessels help bring freshness to a room that heavier sculpture and flat art can’t always do. Recently a dear friend brought to my attention the inspired glass works of American-Swiss artists based in Wales: Baldwin Guggisberg. I’m so … Continue reading

abstract art in south africa: maja marx

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Maja Marx (b.1977) is a contemporary proponent of abstract art in South Africa. The WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery in Cape Town recently introduced me to her work. The solo exhibition called Glare – mostly oils on linen – is a collection of … Continue reading

object of desire – gorham silver tureen

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This marvelous Gorham silver tureen is not my usual object of desire, but take a closer look and I think you’ll be persuaded that this is a great piece of sculptural art. Made in 1883 by one of America’s finest … Continue reading

object of desire – jean dunand vase

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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

giorgio morandi – still life abstracts

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Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) painted some of my favorite and most stunning still life compositions of the 20th century. For an artist who never travelled outside of Europe, and rarely strayed far from his hometown of Bologna, Morandi’s art now has … Continue reading

a stylish dining room – one stop shopping at Phillips

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I was admiring the stylish dining room of good friends last weekend, and the conversation turned to how difficult it is to put together a room that was elegant and chic without having to run all over the city (or … Continue reading

hacienda style decor for today

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Long admired for their distinctive architecture and vibrant interiors, Latin American haciendas have been – for centuries – a source of wonder and inspiration to travelers the world over. The trouble is that unless you live in a REAL hacienda, … Continue reading