Richard Rabel at the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse in NYC

Richard Rabel at the Kips Bay Designer Showhouse

Some of you may have missed the great honor given to me this Spring by the Organizing Committee of the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse in New York. It’s one, if not THE, oldest decorating showhouses in the world and has … Continue reading

mastering modern alabaster lighting: stephen downes

modern alabaster lighting

Modern alabaster lighting is perfect for today’s high-end contemporary living, although traditionally, it’s more associated with Art Deco. Recently, I visited NYC Jewish Museum’s show on the work of 20th century icon Pierre Chareau. This inspired me to look into … Continue reading

with thanks to the franklin report

franklin report richard rabel

About one month ago I got a call from the Franklin Report saying they had been hearing great things about my recent work and were wondering if I was interested in having them write a review of my Studio.  For a moment … Continue reading

modern glass that inspires: baldwin guggisberg

modern glass baldwin guggisberg

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

abstract art south africa maja marx 1

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

Dream of Venice – Architecture

Dream of Venice Architecture 5

Dream of Venice Architecture is the second book in the series edited by JoAnn Locktov that shares the enchanting beauty of the city. Like her first book Dream of Venice – where Locktov collected short essays from people who have … Continue reading

object of desire: rexhill park credenza

rexhill park credenza

Today I’m going gaga over the Rexhill Park credenza. Based in upstate New York, Rexhill is exactly the type of company ALL designers should be supporting – the local family owned firms that are the bedrock of our industry. The … Continue reading

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