France’s unique and thrilling Hôtel Drouot

Drouot has always held an allure for collectors, amateurs and tourists alike and we also know it can also feel rather daunting. This week we explain what exactly ‘Hôtel’ Drouot is and how this operation works. Next time you’ll be ready! … Continue reading

Interview with NY art advisor Natasha Schlesinger

“The journey of art collecting itself gives the kind of satisfaction and pleasure in life that is hard to find elsewhere.” – Natasha Schlesinger Founder of ArtmuseNY. As an educator and advisor of art in NYC, Natasha Schlesinger shares her enthusiasm … Continue reading

Beatrice Serre – Celestial Crystal Mosaics

Detail of a table top of primarily pyrite and travertine. Beatrice Serre is a Parisian artist who graduated from the National School of Applied Arts and Craft with a concentration in Architectural Decoration (fresco, lacquer, mosaic).  She has been developing her … Continue reading

Curated Spaces

Expanding on the traditional ‘decorator interiors’ Christie’s and Sotheby’s hosted influential bloggers and top designers in there exhibition spaces this fall, asking them to compose interiors using objects in their design sales mixed with Modern and Contemporary artwork. The results are truly inspiring! It … Continue reading

Micael Dumas Lucite Design

Micael Dumas was a French designer whose work from the 1970s shows masterful use of lucite. This chess game comes with a metal board and we found another set that comes in the original case. Easy to ship! The “Dumas” … Continue reading

FRIDAY FINDS: Collecting with flair – Yves Saint Laurent and Jacques Doucet

Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé’s rue de Babylon appartment in Paris. The legendary Eileen Gray Dragon Chair (1917-1919) is in the foreground. Image courtesy of Nicolas Mathéus ….. JACQUES DOUCET (1853-1929) and YVES SAINT LAURENT (1935-2008) The current exhibition … Continue reading

Aurelie Hoegy’s Dancers

  Here we are – this is the place where the mindset for investing in design merges with that of contemporary art. These ‘chairs’ are arresting, provocative and demand our attention; particularly when viewed amongst traditional functional objects. What is their purpose and … Continue reading