Contemporary Living with Collectible Design

Fernando Santangelo, interior designer for Bette Midler and for the Chateau Marmont curates the upcoming Contemporary Living Sale at Sotheby’ NY on 28 July. He states: “I thought it would be in a way like working with gouaches or writing … Continue reading

Louis Louis Louis!

Interior of the new combined 59th street gallery. Photo courtesy of R. Louis Bofferding. R. Louis Bofferding and the Chinese Porcelain Company are now together under one roof on 59th Street in New York. Here Bofferding shares his passion and … Continue reading

Advice on Collecting – An interview with Susan Mumford of Be Smart About Art

  We fell in love with a London-based weekly newsletter about art earlier this year. It’s called Sunday Reading and is produced by Susan Mumford, an American in London, who is the founder of two organizations that provide support to art … Continue reading

Italian Lighting and Blue Fractal Resin!

We were up at Les Puces for the first time in quite a while this week. Each year it becomes more “established” and this year is no different – from new numbered awnings for easier identification of the stands to … Continue reading

Tuomas Markunpoika and Design Days Dubai

If you are visiting Design Days Dubai next month (16-20 March) make sure you make a stop at Fumi Gallery to see Tuomas Markunpoika’s work. Engineering Temporality Cabinet made of welded steel rings. Photo courtesy of Gallery FUMI Inspired by his grandmother’s disintegrating memories as … Continue reading

Friday Finds! 19 Sept 2014

Are you looking for a light or pair of chairs by a specific designer or from a certain period? Have you been dreaming of owning a …? You fill in the blank and Artecase will help you find it!  ~~ The … Continue reading


Take a moment to listen to Philip Starck’s ‘Design and Destiny’ talk on TED.

Take a moment  to listen Philip Starck’s TED talk (above) – ‘Design and Destiny’. Starck’s playful and curious approach to design combined with the importance he places on it as a key component in man’s evolution is both refreshing and inspiring. Whether you like his work or not his objects have defined our generation and contributed to the ‘poetry’ of our moment. As he says, ‘that is why I continue to design’.  The objects he creates are his contribution to our mutation process and we can choose to surround ourselves and interact with the pieces around us and create our own personal dialogue with our surroundings. That is the essence of the role of design in our lives.

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