Themes and Thoughts about Collecting Design

What are some of the characteristics that make a great collector? Access – cultural and monetary, sustained interest, superior ‘taste’, patronage, and desire for self expression through objects are few that come to mind. As design has been formalized into … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Friday Finds! TEFAF 2015

Pierre Paulin, One of a Pair of Armchairs, 1984, Lacquered wood, foam, original fabric   Image courtesy of Gallery Demisch Denant When we read that Demish Denant will be presenting work at TEFAF Design this year we were very excited to see what here-to-fore unseen … Continue reading