Sunday, March 25, 2012

Wing chairs

I'm on the hunt for a wing chair.  I like a modern interpretation of the classic library seat.  I've always really admired this one by Victoria Hagan:
And these:

Another pretty choice from Baker:

A few in situ:

I gravitate toward a modern mid-century vibe:

I see the classic egg chair by Arne Jacobsen as modernists' take on the wing.  If money were no object, I would opt for this one.  I could sit in it for hours with a good book.

It's also lovely in supple leather which works it that "library" application.

Friday, March 23, 2012


Maison Kitsuné, a Parisian brand that is a source for precision-made mensware.  It was little known, which adds to the allure.  I adore the logo.  I tiny fox in in the French flag's colors.  They've scaled down sizes for us girls and now can be found stateside.  Opening in April on the first floor of the new NoMad Hotel.
Here is more info from their site.

There is a write up in April's Vogue and I find the most interesting thing about the duo, Guldas Loaec & Tokyo-born Masaya Kuroki that began the brand, is that neither had experience in fashion.  They met in a record store and their brand encompasses music compilations & collaborations with APC, Pierre Hardy, colette, Petit Bateau, J.M, Weston.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


It's spring in my house.

I've commented on the winter that wasn't, but I am truly amazed by this month's weather.  
Moved work outside today.  Hard to see my iPad with all this sunshine.

artefact home garden

I just stumbled upon Artefact Home | Garden on my way through Belmont and was so excited to find it. They carry Verellen furniture, of which I am a big fan, as well as some great lighting. There is beautiful white table top ceramics from Portugal that I love. After I looked online, I found that Cheryl Katz had already blogged about it in January. Here.

Verellen, Duke Sofa, Lesley Anton Vase, Airedelsur, Alocasia

Friday, March 16, 2012


You know my penchant for stripes.  I just love them.  I'm wearing them now, as a matter of fact.  I suggest a striped bathroom or powder room at any chance I get.  I've been lucky enough to engage this stripe policy in a powder room I'm working on.  It has a tall ceiling that feels stall-like.  Solution: horizontal stripes.  I'll show you the end result once it's complete.  
Here are some applications that work for me.

A lot of these stripes are bold.  I am going for a more subtle tonal vibe in my project.  While not an overly glamorous bath, this image captures the palette for my project a bit better:

 I like the art in this one.  I also like the fact that the ceiling is also striped.

Monday, March 12, 2012

covet! (from the coveteur)

Gaia Repossi is so young (20) and so chic.  She is the artistic director of Maison Repossi and I can't get enough of the minimal jewelry.  Her influence of the family's famed jewelry house resulted in collaboration with Alexander Wang for his F/W '11 show as well as Joseph Altuzarra for his F/W '11 show.

<span class='fancyPhotoDesc'>The pieces were first made for Joseph's show. Only in black. We had lunch once with   Joseph and he asked me first what were the dream shoes a woman wanted for his own collection and later he asked me to make a collection for his show. We ended up doing only a ring that were on the girls in his winter show. </span><span class='fancyPhotoName'>All, Gaia Repossi </span>#inline_11

<span class='fancyPhotoDesc'>Yes rose gold.. </span><span class='fancyPhotoName'>All, Gaia Repossi </span>

<span class='fancyPhotoDesc'></span><span class='fancyPhotoName'>All, Gaia Repossi </span>#inline_12

<span class='fancyPhotoDesc'>The collection I did for Wang is to me the most arty I've done so far. The Art Deco pattern, the fact of burning the gold like a sculpture process. It matches well with the postcard of the Hélio Oitica sculpture underneath it. </span><span class='fancyPhotoName'>Ring, Alexander Wang x Gaia Repossi </span>#inline_10