Monthly Archives: August 2011

Guest Post: Phillip King Parton

Villa Saraceno, Finale di Agugliaro, Vicenza, Italy The title of this post is borrowed from architect and historian Witold Rybczynski’s The Perfect House: A Journey with Renaissance Master Andrea Palladio, his brilliant book on Palladian villas in the Veneto.   I … Continue reading

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Pinks & Lilacs

How divine? John Saladino’s California home in Veranda with peony colored upholstery. Aerin Lauder has inherited her grandmother Estee’s great taste. Classic blue and white porcelain on brackets, deep purple/navy sofa, look at the fringe on the bottom! Lilac Jacques … Continue reading

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David Hammons

Lot 12 “Untitled” (2000) basketball hoop adorned with crystal pendants and a mirror back American installation artist David Hammons first gained notoriety in the early 70’s for his series Body Prints. Hammons is known for the acute sense of social … Continue reading

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Store Design

Some of the best inspiration comes from our fave stores! Lucio Fontana metal art above an absolutely fabulous Lalanne sculptural reception desk at the NYC Tom Ford store. The Tom Ford Store at 845 Madison Ave. in NYC is perfect for today’s … Continue reading

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Hunt Rettig

“Into the Blue”, 2008 22″ x 22″ Polyester film, synthetic rubber and acrylics I am ultimately a mental perfectionist. I know that perfection only exists in my mind, I therefore explore from the inside out. -Artist Statement -Available at Dolby … Continue reading

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Fashion Illustrations

Fashion illustration dominated the fashion world up until the 1980’s, when photographers took over the spotlight. But illustrations are back, so let’s see a quick history of the legends! A luncheon before Truman Capote’s infamous Black & White Ball, 1966. … Continue reading

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Heavenly celestial blue leather top metal desk. The Steel Bascule Desk Note the leather wrapped nailheads… The Klismos Chair An atmospheric mirror with a coloured glass border with finely cut glass flowers. The Matisse Mirror Feeling Nautical? The Yacht Table … Continue reading

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Polly Apfelbaum

“Love Alley”, 2011 Wood block on Hiromi Paper Edition 25, 32″ x 68″ -Available at Durham Press, Pennsylvania- Fantastic video  on the process featured the Durham Press Blog! Cheers – to a lucky weekend!

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Fresh Flowers

Simplistic cut orchids with a Candida Höfer in the background. NYC Apt by Martha and Paula Caravelli of Paula + Martha. Pink and periwinkle hydrangeas in a bright turquoise Ikea vase. Yountville Residence featured in the August 2011 issue of California Homes. … Continue reading

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