Monday, August 27, 2012


The New York International Gift Fair (August 18-22) is a strange and wonderful experience. After navigating bizarre and badly designed products there are glimpses of what I consider examples of truly great design. I am always inspired. In the next few weeks I will be posting photographs of various products that caught my interest for one reason or another.
The following photos are of the LA based company ARTECNICA which
collaborates with established and emerging international designers to create inspiring decorative objects for the living environment. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Lighting as a design element has never been more varied. My personal preference leans toward the 'industrial' look. There's nothing like an antique mercury glass or metal fixture that has found it's way from an old factory. But I also find it hard to resist the lure of a beautiful Murano glass chandelier. There is no reason why you can't mix it up.
 Moss & Co., Oliver Dunn and Catharine Roberts

Lighting from ABC CARPET & HOME