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 […]

Lighting Gets Into Shape

Being connected in the design industry is a luxurious experience—products pour into the inbox like a lively waterfall of inspiration flowing over a cliff, and from a surprising array of professionals. When the talented photographer Michael Biondo sent me images he’d taken of Dwayne Lawler’s Shapedwood Lighting, which illuminate storied mid-century modern architecture, I couldn’t […]

Talent Comes to Town

The Architectural Digest Home Design Show opens tomorrow and the buzz is growing by the nanosecond. As I was going over the programming schedule, I came across Barbara Westbrook’s name, quite a lucky happenstance since I had just received a review copy of the Atlanta-based interior designer’s beautiful new coffee table book published by Rizzoli. […]

The Cabinet Convenes at Design Days Dubai

Design Days Dubai, the first collectible contemporary design fair in the Middle East and Asia, gets underway in a few hours and will run through the 20th. This year, 44 exhibitors from 20 countries have organized an artful array of original furnishings on the fair floor—and when I say artful, I mean it! The pieces […]

A Toast to Mad Men

AMC announced yesterday that Don Draper’s gray suit, fedora and bar cart from the first season of Mad Men are to be included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The honor, which will take place during a ceremony in Washington, DC, on March 27, will be cemented about a […]

A Valentine from Antiques Young Guns

If you find yourself in London between February 11 and 14, you’ll pat yourself on the back if you make time to visit a jovial pop-up shop in the city’s decorative antiques hub at 315 Lillie Road in Fulham called AYG in Love. The Valentine’s Day-themed offerings organized by an inventive group of antiques dealers […]

Ambella Home Reimagined

Dallas furniture manufacturer Ambella Home struck a chord with High Point Market attendees during the debut of its transformed aesthetic stance a few weeks ago. Causing particular excitement during the mid-October 2014 unveiling was the company’s new offerings in case goods and an entirely new upholstery division now led by Jennifer McConnell. Both lines of products have set […]

Bernhardt Classicism On Trend

A number of the new furnishings Bernhardt recently debuted at the fall 2014 High Point Market are tried-and-true classics with luxurious undertones, these sumptuous details emanating from the most sweeping concepts down to the tiniest considerations. Bernhardt classicism is a hallmark in the furniture manufacturer’s oeuvre that is so adroitly actualized it is always on trend. This a […]