Category Archives: Art

DIFFA Designs

DIFFA Designs 2016 was a success.  Personally, I am loving the new format after years of Dining by Design. It feels fresh.  This year’s theme was “Shine.” Local creative types submitted objects based on the theme and the favorites were … Continue reading

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The Gilded Age

These days you don’t have to look too hard to find hints of gold. From the more democratic West Elm, to the loftier Scala Luxury, gold is having a moment.  In fact, it is so au courant that our finest art … Continue reading

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Hot or Not

I’m looking forward to next week’s DesignLive.  Beyond the fact that it gives me an excuse to peruse the shops of Sacramento Street, I can’t wait to dissect current design trends with my peers while on the “Love or Hate” panel. … Continue reading

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Shopping the City of Angels

While we’re not quite Thelma and Louise, put two designers on a mission to scout out the hottest design shops and galleries in Los Angeles and you have a recipe for a different kind of trouble. A few weeks ago … Continue reading

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Popham Tiles

I paid a visit to Popham Design on my most recent visit to Morocco.  I was already smitten after my first stateside encounter.  Being surrounded by vibrant cement tiles in every color of the rainbow sealed the deal.  These tiles … Continue reading

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A Modern French Master

Comme j’adore French artist François Morellet who recently passed away at a vibrant ninety.  Throughout his life, he embodied the youthful exuberance that comes with following your passion. Morellet was a painter, sculptor and light artist known for his exploration … Continue reading

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 It’s no great secret that my favorite annual getaway is the one that I take to Art Basel Miami every first week of December. While some people are wrapping themselves in greenery and tinsel, I prefer to hightail it south for … Continue reading

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The Paris Flea

At this point, Paris feels like a lifetime ago but I am still relishing in the memories.  No trip to Paris would feel complete without a stop at “Les Puces.”  It’s a chance to browse, hunt and haggle, and draws … Continue reading

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Kips Bay

It’s hard to imagine but this year marks the fortieth anniversary of the Kips Bay Show House, a springtime rite of passage in Manhattan.  This year, designers reimagined the Arthur Sachs House where maximalism appeared to reign supreme. My colleague … Continue reading

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The Designer as Artist

Usually, I find myself at galleries looking at the art of others. This Thursday night, the roles will be reversed when my own aquatints don the walls of the Oliver Hawke Gallery. The occasion marks the opening of SF art … Continue reading

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