Wendell Castle: Twisted Mister

I bet anyone who has covered design for any length of time remembers the first moment he or she saw a piece of Wendell Castle’s limited edition furniture. My first sighting was a racy rocking chair at Design Miami/ in 2005. I’m leaving for New York City in the morning and I plan to visit […]

A Lust for Design Stories

Xavier Lust first appeared on my radar when I was covering Design Miami/ in 2009. I featured his Archiduchaise, a winsome chair with a flared skirt that is cut from one single sheet of aluminum and bent to polished perfection, in this issue of the British Airways magazine The Collection and in MIAMI magazine’s Home Design […]

A Fine Finish for Timothy Oulton

When a designer has tremendous talent, there are so many aspects of his or her strengths to cover it can be difficult to decide what angles of the oeuvre to feature. This was the notion flitting through my mind as I experienced Timothy Oulton’s Autumn/Winter 2015 collection at ABC Carpet & Home. Known for morphing […]

Prefabricated Jean Prouvé

Only a modestly sized segment of the design and architecture industries still think of a house as a product. Historically speaking, this is not so new, though the visionaries who took the idea quite seriously are some of design’s biggest names. Ray and Charles Eames are the most notable of the prefab advocates in the […]

Perrier Jouët Small Discoveries

Boutique champagne house Perrier-Jouët launched a new initiative this past December at Design Miami/ that garnered some serious buzz. This collaboration with the Viennese creative duo Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler of mischer’traxler debuted with the exhibition Ephemerā, an interactive installation set with an oak table from which plants would rise and retreat when sensing […]

Rodarte for The Rug Company

As Design Miami/ kicked off and limited edition took over the beach during the first week of December, an exquisite collection of carpets debuted at The Rug Company showroom in the Miami Design District. Conceived by Kate and Laura Mulleavy, two Los Angeles-based designers who founded Rodarte in 2005, these rugs created a stir in […]