Gift Guide: Extravagant Things To Covet

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Here’s to the audacity of existence. Annina Vogel bespoke vintage charm bracelet, £5,500 (about $9,000) I’d never want a portrait of myself rendered in oil paint, but a jingly charm bracelet that tells the story of my life? Sign me up.   WITTUS Shaker wood burning stove, approximately $5,000 This stand-alone fireplace is great for […]

Sedimentary, My Dear Watson

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

If I was up on my Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, I’d continue this charade in my best Sherlockese, but alas, normal English will do…Ahem. Hilda Hellström is a young Swedish artist who lives in London. I first saw her work on Sight Unseen and loved the over-the-top faux marble effect. It’s like landscape agate meets Spin Art. Like, Dallas set design […]

Friday Links: Design With Thingness

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Thingness: the quality or state of objective existence or reality. Playing with dimension: Ferm Living’s Wall Wonder Mirror   Gorgeous candles sculpted by water from Le Feu de L’eau Angelic, modern Aura Lights from Ladies & Gentlemen Studio  An awesome lamp like a directors chair: Cala by Marset  Lathe-showboating blond wood candlesticks by Brendan Keim

TOILETPAPER for Seletti

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Let’s play the imaginary dinner party guest game. Want to dine with Salvador Dali and Elsa Schiaparelli? Wish granted. The only catch is you have to invite artist Maurizio Cattelan too. The TOILETPAPER magazine co-founder created a wacky, surreal tableware collection for Seletti. I love these enamel dishes and the crazy gutted fish tablecloth. Who’s hungry? Let me ring the […]

Let’s Play Cards

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Not long ago, a few friends and I spent a rather rousing evening playing Bullshit. You know, that card game that entreats you to lie in the spirit of fun (a cocktail makes it even more entertaining). Ladies smoking & playing cards, Jack Gould, 1946; via Harvard Art Museum  We were using a freebie deck of Bicycle cards […]

Ginny Sims

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

These days you can’t throw a pot without elbowing another artisanal ceramist. Fine by me: I’ve long admired the funky earthernware mug that my dad has used for shaving since I’ve been conscious (and, likely, B.E.W.). While there’s an undeniable yumminess to the gloppy cake-icing glaze that drips down the sides of dad’s cup, it […]