30 September 2009
29 September 2009
28 September 2009
From William Yeoward is a collection of six game bird plates. Perfect for an Autumn table setting, the sepia-toned china chargers and dessert plates depict the partridge, pheasant, grouse, snipe, wild duck, and woodcock. I would love to see these chargers set with crisp, boldly colored table linens. A placement of persimmon colored napkins would work nicely. William Yeoward, who is a purveyor to the Prince of Wales, manufactures china in the traditional manner, using the unique skills of English Bone China craftsmen. William Yeoward products are synonymous with hallmarks of quality, style integrity, originality and individuality.
25 September 2009
23 September 2009
Digital printing is a new way of making it possible to upholster with your favorite photos. You may choose from an archive of different images or submit your own to create an ottoman - or a chair or sofa. One such example is the Histography Flapper Ottoman from Haute House.
22 September 2009
21 September 2009
Designed by Kouji Iwasaki in 2002, the TO:CA clock has a thin layer of maple veneer which allows the LED to shine through. The TO:CA clock won top prize at the Asahikawa International Design Fair in 2002. It is available here.
18 September 2009
16 September 2009
Sublime. Simple. Sophisticated. I am fond of these two bowl designs from Calvin Klein Home. The Wheat Bowls, (pictured above), are organic shaped ceramic pieces with matte exterior and high-gloss colored interior. They are offered in wheat and sage and are made in Portugal. The Nara Bowls, (pictured below), are opaque glassware inspired by sleek Japanese forms. They feature eye-catching channels of contrasting glass and are offered in white and black. The collection is made in Poland.
15 September 2009
I am fond of two very unique coffee tables from Bourgeois Bohème Atelier in Los Angeles. The Mine Cart Coffee Table, (pictured above), and the 18th Century Spanish Attic Door Coffee Table, (pictured below). With Paris as their home base, the Atelier is frequently able to explore some of the most interesting places in France to uncover the oddities their customers have come to expect. Their exclusive line of furniture and lighting crafted in their Los Angeles workshop, features French inspired collections for the residential, commercial and hospitality markets. Drawing from the modernist and classical style of singular antiques, Bourgeois Bohème Atelier produces new furnishings of innovative character and cultivated, timeless appeal, blending European sensibility of modernism with tradition.
11 September 2009
09 September 2009
"The fertility and sperm series was originally meant to tell a very sad story. I wanted to show the growth of a baby, and then tell the story of how the relationship with the father of the children deteriorated, forcing the woman to leave with two babies in great exasperation. It is also the story of how the father of the children invented an untrue story, and then went to court and tried to get custody. He has terrorized her every since she left him. Life has never been the same for her since. The words don’t come when I try to tell that story, so I struggle with it, and out of that, came this concept of the fertility plates."
02 September 2009
01 September 2009
The Fretwork Lounge Chair is brand new from the Barbara Barry for McGuire Furniture collection. Completely customizable in terms of fabric and finish, this show stopping piece has a multi-faceted shape and detailed rattan frame. Warmth of upholstery and elegance of scale balance the stylish, graphic qualities of the rectilinear rattan frame. Stunning in sophistication but playful in form, this piece has its own memorable personality. I especially like the optional Silver Leaf finish which is available at an additional cost. The showroom price on the chair starts at $4,500.00