The poor Bay Bridge. She will always play second fiddle to her flashier northern sister, Miss Golden Gate. Well, this week she’s the star of San Francisco. Artist Leo Villareal unveiled his latest public art display in the form of 25,000 LED lights sparkling from the western span. The verdict is out and she looks marvelous!
Life is serious enough. Alan Roth’s “Positively” makes us happy and what better reason to buy art than because it makes you smile. Hot pink flamingo feathers flapping in the breeze. What a friendly chap; it almost looks like he’s opening up for a warm embrace or about to belt out a tune. He’s positively charming, positively radiant, positively a keeper.
Don’t worry we haven’t lost our marbles over here at Martha Angus Inc. We realize that Christmas has come and gone but we’re cold and nothing quite says frigid like this picture. Take a look at what the super swanky Georges V did this past holiday season. That’s right, they brought the tundra to the tabletop. What do you think? We give it a huge thumbs up.
The office is buzzing because we’ve been selected to do a room at this year’s Decorator Showcase house. We’re over the moon about it. Everyone loves a good surprise so we won’t prattle on, but here are a few hints to get the imagination juices flowing: vibrant, play and fantasy. Any guesses as to which room we’ll be designing?
It’s Design San Francisco at the Design Center. This annual event features seminars, open houses, parties and even a fashion show for the city’s swankiest canines (oh my!) I am uber excited to speak on a panel at Coup d’Etat entitled Fearless Women: Fabulous, Fierce and Formidable. Yikes, I’m not sure how fierce I am but I’m practicing my growling techniques. I hope you can join me. Here are all the deats:
Mc-a-dees, whether you love them or loathe them McDonalds is an American icon. Li Lihong’s double arches combine American kitsch with Chinoiserie chic to yield something entirely original. That’s what makes this delightful ode to a Big Mac attack even more lip-smacking. Now I’ll take that with a side of fries.
Ah the devil is in the details. No matter how stunning the sofa or exquisite the rug, a room requires pillows, art and objets to give it that wow factor. There’s no silver bullet. After years in the business, I still try things on for size before finding that perfect fit.
We decided to shoot a brief film documenting one of our installations. Consider it an inside look into the day in the life. Sundance eat your heart out!
The current issue of 3D Magazine features a family home we designed for some seriously stylish clients. Their impressive collection of modern art set the tempo and the band played on. You’ll notice shades of green in almost every room as well as Niba Rugs in fantastical patterns and hues. The cleverly designed vertical garden and outdoor spaces make you feel tucked into a pastoral nook within a bustling city. Blue skies indeed!
Pantone 17-5641 probably leaves you mystified but when you hear the word emerald green don’t you serenely smile? It’s one of those wholly satisfactory colors. It’s lively, radiant and oh so lush. This year it has also been deemed the it color of 2013. It’s off to the Emerald City we go in search of one magical wizard.