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

Some highlights from PAD Paris 2016.

Abstract stain glass panel with patinated metal by Jacques Le Chevalier (1896-1987). Special commission for Societé Bobson, Paris 1965.  It won the prize for Best 20th century piece this year at Pad. Galerie Jacques Lacoste, Paris. Image courtesy of Jacques Lacoste … Continue reading

Beautiful silver and glass

How to design wine glasses and a carafe using silver or metal while knowing that wine oxidizes fast when in contact with these elements? The solution….by keeping them apart!  The ‘Sommelier collection’ designed by London-based designer Michael Anasstassiades and Enrico Bernardo (sommelier … Continue reading

Friday Finds PAD PARIS 2015

The 19th edition of PAD Paris is an eclectic mix of passionate connoisseurs presenting rare, limited editions and sometimes  unique objects responding to a growing desire of collectors and enthusiasts to create exceptional personal statements.  We had a little Q&A with 1st Dibs too! Contemporary Design Highlights Galerie Maria Wettergren, is the leader in … Continue reading

Friday Finds!

It was icy cold out today and while dreaming of a hot cup of tea, we were thrilled to come across this elegant silver-plated and lucite tea set including tea pot, milk carafe, sugar bowl and tray, produced by the old … Continue reading

Striking silver by Roland Daraspe

‘Bol à Punch’ These objects in solid silver are so chic and beautifully crafted. Created by French artist/designer and master craftsman Roland Daraspe (he holds the rare and prestigious French title of Master Craftsman) the designs are all resolutely contemporary … Continue reading