All things wild and wonderful in the interior design world and then some!

A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE: “FOODIES DAY OUT” IN MADURAI!

 

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Dinner served on large leaves with newspaper for napkins!

 

Indian food is something you you either like or dislike.  It is full of all kinds of wonderful spices and unusual breads and exotic tastes that Continue Reading…

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ARCHITECTURAL HIGHLIGHTS FROM MY TRIP TO SOUTHERN INDIA

 

Looking out the window of the Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai, the first morning in India

Looking out the window of the Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai, the first morning in India

 

I must confess I have just returned from a long adventure to the south of India.  It was a trip I had been dreaming of for a long time. With a BIG BIRTHDAY on the horizon, my dear husband jumped on board and  plans were made. Before I knew it Continue Reading…

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THE TOP 5 MOST DEZIGNLICIOUS POSTS FROM 2014

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Ah, once again, another year draws to a close and seems to have passed quicker than a blink!

The year 2014 has been a great year dezign-wise and travel-wise.  I have completed several design projects, of which I am quite proud  and have traveled Continue Reading…

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A WONDERFUL DISCOVERY: THE MULTI-TALENTED VICTOR SCHRECKENGOST

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VICTOR SCHRECKENGOST, THE AMERICAN DA VINCI

 

Today’s post is about someone you just must familiarize yourself with if you have any interest in the world of design. I unearthed an article about him while rifling through my “must write about this!” stack of papers near my desk. I can’t help Continue Reading…

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MY FABULOUS ENCOUNTER WITH THE TALENTED JIM ZIVIC!

 

JIM ZIVIC

JIM ZIVIC

 

Okay, so I am out on a dezign-hunt with a favorite client/friend of mine…Jane Koryn…and we are looking for fabulous furniture for her apartment.  We decide to treat ourselves to a visit to the showroom of Ralph Pucci, which is located downtown in NYC. Pucci’s  showroom is

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DEEP IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES!

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Wall of Art Adorns DTLA Building

 

I have just returned from one of my frequent visits to my home way from home, Los Angeles, California and was pleasantly surprised to discover Downtown Los Angeles, or as it is commonly known out there, DTLA.  As a New Yorker, I see Continue Reading…

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SITTING PRETTY: CERAMIC STOOLS BY REINALDO SANGUINO

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A long way back I had read an article in Interior Design magazine about different cool stools.  Being the lover of odd objects…I truly believe they make the room unique…I had torn out a page with a fabulous ceramic stool designed by Reinaldo Sanguino. Continue Reading…

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THIS IS NOT YOUR GRANDMOTHER’S LLADRO!

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“THE GUEST COLLECTION” BY JAIME HAYON AND OTHERS

 

Being a total snob when it comes to interior design the thought of buying something from LLadró, the infamous porcelain figurine company, is rather dèclasé to me. I know in my heart that they are beautifully executed but something about them just leaves me flat. Add to this that I also know that several of their pieces go for a lot of money and Continue Reading…

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THE FRENCH CONNECTION II: POUENAT

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FRANCOIS CHAMPSAUR

 

It is often a toss up for me who is more talented when it comes to furniture and lighting design, the French or the Italians.  I often think how many fabulously wonderful items have been created in both of these countries, and find it difficult to imagine why  Continue Reading…

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“RAPID RESPONSE COLLECTING”: VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM

 

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“RAPID RESPONSE COLLECTING” AT THE V & A MUSEUM

 

Contemporary museums in today’s world  are going outside of that predictable box I write about so often and putting together exhibitions that are more relevant to how we live in today’s world, as opposed to Continue Reading…

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