A couple of days ago I had the distinct pleasure of spending much of the day assisting one of our favorite Interior Designers and her team. The glamorous and lovely Amy Lau graced us with her presence for a whirlwind flurry (like the weather outside) of decorating activity. I first became aware of her talents back in 2007 when we happily lent her some accessories for an installation at the annual Kips Bay Showhouse, pictured above. She shares our love of modern design through a nod to the not so distant past, and she's certainly not shy with color!
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Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Ruby Washington/The New York TimesFrom an article titled "In a Turquoise Mood" in today's Home section of The New York Times, Interior designer Ghislaine Viñas touts us as a one-stop-shop for her favorite accent color of the moment!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
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This is the piece we have been waiting for! Per Lilienjren's work, featured here before, never ceases to amaze. Completely hand carved with such meticulous tenacity as to represent the epitome of obsessive creativity...captured for posterity. The glaze is the most subtle shade of blue. This Swedish vase stands at 12" tall and 6" across, the largest we've seen and the last of it's kind.
Friday, February 19, 2010
A fine female figure by Harald Salomon for Rörstrand, made during his short tenure there between 1943-45. It is my understanding that this fortuitous placement at the renowned Swedish factory was a refuge of sorts. It was during the second world war that this most prominent Danish sculptor found a home in which to make his work and help establish his name. The monumental ceramic piece is 22" tall and has a blue/green glaze, a color-way popular at the time. This form could be Balinese or at very least a beautiful study in exotica.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
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2 mid-century boxes from Italy. The foreground mahogany box features fine inlaid brass details and opens on hinges. The box in the back is gold plated with a black lucite lid and base and is attributable to Baron Alessandro Albrizzi...the swinging '60's Italian designer known for his ultra-mod decor. Delve deeper into his fascinating history @ http://www.albrizzi.com/
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Because of the major blizzard outside, I never made it to the store today, so for a blog entry...I give you an oldie but a goodie review from one of the hippest magazines out there, BlackBook:"Acclaimed as one of the best-curated shops in New York, The End of History specializes in mid-century design, primarily in glass. Grouped by color, the store boasts the largest collection of 50s and 60s glass in the whole world. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable, so if you've just wandered in when mesmerized by the jaw-dropping window displays, they'll show you around a bit."
Widow display photo from nearly one year ago: courtesy of www.blackbookmag.com
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Our fabulous Fantoni ceramic lamp was recently featured in the pages of Real Simple magazine (January 2010). The canary-colored cylindrical lamp ties into the yellow accents in the room. The theme of the shoot was "5 Ways to Reimagine Your Bedroom"...this set up was built around an exotic themed boudoir.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sometimes a room needs a shot of color or texture. Here is one Italian ceramic that has both elements at once. There is no other color more distinctly modernist than orange. Not to mention gold highlights...this vase is like sunshine in a bottle.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
These three divine decanters feature mint condition rattan details and teak and cork stoppers. The original paper label on the bottom reads Katrup Glas (not a misspelling), indicating that these were made in the 1950's from one of Denmark's most renowned factories. The glass has a milky opalescence...giving them a dreamy quality.
Friday, February 5, 2010
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Oh so Peretti..as in Elsa, the fabulous Italian jewelry and housewares designer. She may have trademarked the shape of the organic thumbprint bowl for Tiffany and Co., however her designs are undoubtedly influenced by the the great Venetians who came before. A terrific example of such inspiration is this 1950's gold bowl created by one of the venerable factories such as Barbini, made when Elsa was but a teenager.