Tag Archives: stylish accessories

the wonderful design world that is maison gerard

The photo shows the entrance to the booth flanked by 2 Thomas Boog bronze and shell decorative panels. The oval mirror and sculptural shelf are by Carol Egan and the sculpture cubes are by Basque artist Zigor. Several weeks ago, … Continue reading

The MoMa picture light – modern artwork lighting for the 21st century

Not long ago, I was asked by a Twitter friend about painting lights, those contraptions normally placed over a painting in a home or office and used for illumination.  Sometimes hardwired, sometimes free standing and battery operated or even remote … Continue reading

wood nesting trays from the former editor of domus and abitare

Cheerful, happy and beautifully made, the foglia nesting trays designed by Marta Laudani + Marco Romanelli with Filippo Francescangeli for Valsecchi1918 were exactly what I was looking for when I was asked by an important interior designer colleague to help … Continue reading

unique lighting designs from California to fit any decor

One of my latest specifications for lighting in a dining room comes from my recent discovery of LA-based Emanuel Morez , purveyors of traditional and modern furniture and lighting. Their remarkable Matawi and Maji lighting lines are super chic. These … Continue reading

these benches don’t bite, they purr!

The Hollywood Regency look has never been as glam and fab as when interpreted by uber chic LA-based designer Azadeh Shladovsky.  Whereas I usually talk to clients about adding a little pop to their room, this is pop on crack!  … Continue reading

should british furniture design be in the hands of Lee Broom? I say yes!

What do you get when you mix Lee Broom, a young superstar British designer and Deadgood, the pop up online retailer bringing exciting fresh furniture and products to an adoring worldwide audience?  You get an amazing sideboard that marries great … Continue reading

exquisite lacquer home accessories from Japanese artist Yamamura Shinya

Japanese artist Yamamura Shinya (b. 1960) is a contemporary lacquer artist using traditional materials and techniques to produce small works of art that are the perfect way to accessorize a well appointed home. Mind you, they are not cheap, but … Continue reading