Fine Specimens of Ceramics and Glass

  The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair closed to healthy sales and good attendance in January, not a surprise given the beautiful objects d’art and antiques I’m using to illustrate this post, though it certainly is given the blizzard that took over New York City the weekend it debuted. Even slight foot-traffic would have […]

Chelini Defines Italian Eclecticism

One of my favorite stands at Maison & Objet in Paris last month was Italian manufacturer Chelini, whose vignettes presented such a seamless mix of modern and antique-inspired styles I wanted to move right in! The sumptuous hand of the gray chenille upholstery fabric and the roomy comfort of the sofa and pouf in the […]

East Meets West Via Paul Andrew

British shoe designer Paul Andrew debuted his Spring 2016 collection in New York City last September during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week against an effusive backdrop of Sanderson/Zoffany and Griffin & Wong fabric and wallpaper. It was a case of east meets west in the most fashionable sense of the phrase. Paul Andrew East to West […]

Design Writers Dish About Tabletop

Those of us who write about design are continually confronted with the question of what to call ourselves. Some of us have been subjected to ridicule over using the identifier “tastemaker” by some while we are simultaneously being called “trendsetters” by others (I know; I feel the eye rolls as the dubious doubters opine, “Please […]

Urban Archaeology Excavated

It’s been snowing hard this morning (For once the weathercasters got it right!) and the cityscape below me is whitening, the flakes muting the normal cacophony I hear when I’m at my desk. But I haven’t been in New York City for the past few hours. I’ve been in Paris and the Amish country of […]

Graham and Brown at Heimtextil

Heimtextil, the renowned textile trade fair in Frankfurt held each January, saw a deluge of remarkable product debuts last month, including new designs by UK-based Graham & Brown, known for its fresh aesthetics and culturally astute vibe. Two new sizable offerings were on the show floor this year—the mythic Superfresco Midas collection and the fashion-forward […]

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 […]