in the spotlight: hummingbird.
The hummingbird, by nature, is a fast-moving creature, with its tiny wings flapping up to 40 beats per second. So, designer Alan Tanksley has it exactly right when talking about the kind of client he...
Oct 05, 2011
in the spotlight: morse pendant.
Our first impression of Fanny Haim was a pretty simple one: Her hair was perfect. Not a single strand was out of place. And that same discerning eye that attends to her signature coif also extends to...
Sep 28, 2011
in the spotlight: xiang ginger jar.
We’ve mentioned our thing for elephants, right? And our thing for vibrant colors? Well, we’re nothing if not consistent; this delicate porcelain urn by French artist Jean Boggio for Franz...
Sep 14, 2011
in the spotlight: lui 6 armchair.
As children, we spent a lot of time wondering about what sitting on a cloud might feel like, so by the time we were old enough to realize the answer was a simple one (Wet!), we had already moved on...
Sep 07, 2011
in the spotlight: mosaique au 24 plate.
We love Thomas Pheasant, and Thomas Pheasant loves this Hermes dessert plate. And while that alone would be reason enough to pencil it onto our seemingly endless list of must-haves, there’s...
Aug 31, 2011
in the spotlight: vitti console.
We’re no strangers to Art Deco; after all, our editorial offices are about an hour from Miami Beach, which boasts one of the largest collections of Art Deco buildings in the country. Though we...
Aug 24, 2011
in the spotlight: guayana toile.
It’s hard to have an appreciation for any kind of design, unless you’ve learned to love the classics, and there’s nothing more traditional than toile. Not only are the busy fabrics...
Aug 16, 2011
in the spotlight: orchid light.
We like getting flowers just as much as the next girl; in fact, we’ve been known to do our fair share of scowling if our desktops are bloom-free on birthdays and anniversaries. As thrilling as...
Aug 09, 2011
in the spotlight: gilt chair.
You can barely flip through a design magazine without seeing at least one Barcelona chair or Eames lounge, and (full disclosure) we like it that way. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t...
Aug 03, 2011
in the spotlight: ionic bench.
This offering from Laurie Beckerman Design is fluid and organic, taking a much used but not often revolutionized element in design—the bench—and reinvigorating it with a soothing,...
Jul 27, 2011
in the spotlight: limoges plate.
We’re a bit hung up on orange—so much so, that we even used it in our logo for this very blog. There’s something about how adding a splash of the cheery hue to an otherwise neutral...
Jul 19, 2011
in the spotlight: caviar cluster.
What do you get when you put Oliver Furth, Nancy Corzine and Allegra Hicks together? If your guess is what every design lovers’ dreams are made of, you wouldn’t be too far off. (For the...
Jul 12, 2011