30 April 2010


Mauro Corda is responsible for creating a diverse collection of sculptures in such interesting materials as bronze, aluminum, iron, marble and terra cotta. He is a wizard who commands many diverse sculpting techniques necessary for his expression with the varied material applications. The central theme of his work is to portray persons, (in this case a fantastic bulldog), in the most diverse roles, environments and situations. To experience his work is an exciting voyage of discovery, and a look at the creative ways different materials add dimension to this beautiful art form.

29 April 2010


Mode Lighting, is an offering from Baker Furniture's, new Pagani Collection. Featured are three abstract lighting options - a floor lamp, table lamp and pendant. The lighting accessories feature intricate, open stacked-link columns that incorporate cast bronze. The shades are made of Italian silk or linen with custom-fabricated hardware in Dark Bronze or Matte White.

28 April 2010

Eskayel Wallpaper.

Eskayel was founded by Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based artist, Shanan Campanaro. In 2008, she decided to experiment with the idea of making wallpaper by digitally manipulating sections of her paintings. The fantastic designs would instantly add drama, high style and sophistication to a variety of interiors. Her artwork from which the wallpaper is created may be experienced here.

27 April 2010

Sake Bomb.

According to sakebombstore.com, "This whimsical pouring vessel is a comical take on the western slang “Sake Bomb”. The inspiration is a juxtaposition of the Fugu Fish (Blowfish), the most opulent of sashimi cuts and a WW II sea mine. The small drinking cups perch neatly on the spines making it a compact entertaining tool."

The Sake Bomb was designed by Alexander Purcell founder of APRRO an interdisciplinary design studio based in Los Angeles.

This cool tabletop accessory is available in white, black, orange and blue.

26 April 2010

Architectural Hardware.

I have always said that the smallest details can add great polish to an interior design. Case in point, are these beautiful door knobs from SA Baxter. There are ornate, more traditional and sleek and contemporary designs. This is architectural hardware that goes beyond the ordinary and expected. SA Baxter has an exciting range of cabinet, door and window hardware that are definitely worth the expense to add a simple yet special touch to any home.

23 April 2010

Venetian Mirrors.

Authentic Venetian mirrors are made exclusively in Murano and are prized for the craftsmanship which goes into the hand cutting, beveling, engraving, painting, silvering and mounting to create the spectacular effects for which these mirrors are known. Mediterraneo's extraordinary portfolio of mirrors travels the history of design: from the elaborate engraved and beveled designs of the seventeenth and eighteenth century, through the fanciful shapes with colored glass twist and flower decorations of the nineteenth century, to the geometric rigor of the deco period.

21 April 2010

Glass Mosaic on Oak.

These beautiful lacquered credenzas from Ercole are made of solid oak with doors that are covered with mosaic glass. It is possible to choose a three or four door cabinet in a bleached ivory, chocolate, wenge or walnut finish. What makes these pieces of furniture so special are the oak wood doors that are covered in ivory, mirrored, chocolate, black or butterscotch glass mosaic. Custom sizes are also available.

19 April 2010

Ceramic Garden Stools.

Hand glazed ceramic garden stools make a simple and refined statement either indoors or out. They are great for seating or as an accent table. Each stool from Forgotten Shanghai is made by an artisan using traditional craftsmanship of the 18th century. Firing in a wood-burning kiln yields a richly glazed surface. Each is unique, one-of-a-kind and an individual piece of art.

16 April 2010

Farrow & Ball Candles.

The English paint company, Farrow & Ball, now has a delicious candle collection, thanks to fragrance expert, Jo Malone. The exciting collaboration between the two brands has resulted in a scented lifestyle candle collection that bears the names of five of Farrow & Ball's creatively named colors. The Limited Edition candles run about $65.00 each and are available through Jo Malone.

15 April 2010

Chair Pillows.

The classic Brentwood Chair has been captured in a 16" square canvas pillow by Marianne Van Ooij at Studioooij. I am fond of the way these modern chairs are juxtaposed with the classic Brentwood chair backs. These would be a fun addition to a cafe or restaurant space.

14 April 2010

Sunny Side Up.

Love it or hate it. This Sunny Side Up Egg Rug, designed by Valentina Audrito is a creamy white shag with two leather pillows resembling egg yolks. It certainly is whimsical and might be a fun addition to a playroom or day care for children.

13 April 2010

Architectural Column Tables.

am fond of Restoration Hardware's Spring 2010 collection of furniture. The furnishings are expertly made by artisans throughout the world. The Architectural Tables, from Timothy Oulton in London, are just beautiful. Each table is built from reclaimed pine, salvaged from 100-year-old buildings in Great Britain. These one of a kind pieces are planed and sanded but otherwise left unfinished. Nicks, nail marks and imperfections speak of the wood's age and provenance. The massive, hand-carved columns and thick planked tops of these tables gives them great strength of personality.

12 April 2010


Available through the Ann Nathan Gallery is Jim Rose's collection of quilt-inspired cupboards and tables. Rose is an internationally famous maker of steel art furniture. The pieces have a 'Shaker Modern' feel that would be at home in the most conventional or unconventional environment.

09 April 2010


This "Right Eye" Plate would be a terrific accent piece at any table. It is made from decoupaged glass and is available at Jayson Home and Garden.

08 April 2010

Miniature Modernist Design.

Design on a small scale! How fun is this?

Christine Ferrara, a 39-year-old public affairs director for Advanced Study, a research center in Princeton, N.J., has a passion for modern architecture and design. A passion that has led her to create a blog called, 'Call of the Small' which is devoted to miniature modern design. An inch in Ms. Ferrara's modernist world is equivalent to a foot in the real world.

The vast majority of dollhouse hobbyists tend to favor ornate Victorian and Tudor styles, however, Ms. Ferrara opts for clean lines, sleek interiors, all with a refreshing, modern style. Her blog, where she posts pictures of this small world, is well worth checking out! (All photos are taken from the blog 'Call of the Small')

07 April 2010

Air Multiplier Fan.

It's a fan! The Dyson Air Multiplier fan works very differently to conventional fans. It uses Air Multiplier technology to draw in air and amplify it 15 times, producing an uninterrupted stream of smooth air. With no blades or grill this fan is safe, easy to clean and doesn't cause unpleasant buffeting. It is definitely worth checking out the Dyson website to learn more about this aesthetically pleasing and functional piece of equipment.

06 April 2010

Tables with Personality.

These fun Gepetto tables are from Brueton. Inspired by early African designs, these occasional tables feature uniquely shaped and tapered solid ash legs. These stylized tables have a mind and personality of their own. They are designed by Stanley Jay Friedman.