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Luigi XV by Nella Vetrina
If there is one thing that is sometimes missing from design – it’s a touch of humor. Not slip on a banana peel, Keystone Kops humor, but the ability to know that in the end, when all is said and done – design is not
At my in-laws (okay full disclosure…ex-in-laws but still family) – every holiday meal was capped off with a cup of tea in front of a roaring fire. The whole family would gather with whatever book or newspaper they were reading, and there would be a silent struggle to see who could move their
Call it flight of ideas, or following the thread or following the yellow brick road; whatever it is – my post today went from Bernadaud china to Anthropologies flatware and everywhere in-between.
Holiday ‘dressing’ is upon us: tables, mantels, windows, people….most designers I know are in high decorative mode – they see opportunities
I hate to make strong design statements in a public forum – but I’m going to throw down the gauntlet today and ask “may we please move on from granite?” If I have to nod gracefully as another homeowner shows me their uba-tuba granite countertop – my neck is going to snap. There….I
GRAFF's M.E. Floor-mounted Tub Filler
I haven’t spoken to any NKBA bathroom designers recently, but I do try to keep my eye on design trends, and it seems to me that as homeowners re-design their bathrooms, if room allows, they are designing them around free-standing tubs.
As a design element, a free-standing tub
600 years. 22 generations. It is hard to fathom what that kind of legacy must feel like for the Seguso family. Do they chafe against it? Hardly – they embrace their legacy with undiminished passion for their family, for their company, and for the creative process which has been handed down from
Mies Platform Bed – Vintage Brown Leather
There aren’t too many companies that can lay claim to a 155 year old history – which is a somewhat sad statement for sure. Luckily, there are some, and if we can learn anything from these success stories it is probably this: do one thing and
As cold weather starts to settle in here in New England, I want to take a moment and give thanks to anyone….anyone at all, who works and lives in the northernmost parts of our fine country. Gregg Lipton is one such anyone – in fact he’s really a someone in the world of
Forest that is. Let us now sing the praises of the company based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, whose surroundings clearly imbue everything they touch and design. Stone Forest has been creating contemporary elements for the kitchen, bath and landscape using natural materials since 1989. All of their architectural designs are sculpted from