Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dining Table

"The desire for symmetry, for balance, for rhythm is one of the most inveterate of human instincts." 
Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman, Jr, 
The Decoration of Houses

A beautiful antique 8-panel oriental screen @ NYC auction house Christie's.
Italian dining table
Davide Groppie's Full moon hanging light

This Ming arm chair from Philippe Starck
can be fun for the dining room. It comes in various colors!


Friday, May 25, 2012

From My Desk to Yours

Why create a desk station when you could have 
a desk for your home office!?

Giacometti Inspired Bronze Table
Reproduction 3-drawer desk with solid bronze top not to be confused with bronze plated steel.
Finishing of the table top.
Custom finishing available
Details of the desk.
3 drawers
For your Laptop? Memory Sticks? Supplies?
 Handsome finishings 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

East Meets West

“Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.” 
- Coco Chanel

 Love this Riemann Chair in Mirror Polished Stainless Steel by genius 
Craig Van Den Brulle. 
His showroom located at Nolita, NYC.

Giorgio Armani Summer 2012 
Chinese calligraphy - "Dragon"


Tuesday, May 22, 2012


“A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, 
at noon and by moonlight.” 
― Robertson Davies

Sylvan Terrace, built in 1882, once formed the carriage way to the Morris-Jumel Mansion. 
Upper West Side, NYC.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Cappellini Lounge Chair

‎"A person with a real flair is a gambler at heart." 
-Billy Baldwin

I came across this chair at
Cappellini showroom @ Soho.

If you have the right personality
this chair would make a great statement in your living room.
It would be great for a boutique hotel lobby as well.

So much energy
So vibrant
someone got to smile looking at it!


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Summer Indoor Outdoor Chair

Love these Italian brass and dark green leather chairs
The leather is very thick and of good quality. Sawed together. 
The brass gives a royal effect to its original design. They are very heavy but mainly comfortable.

Casual and yet elegant. 

Ralph Lauren Women Summer 2012
Hackett Longon Men Summer 2012


Monday, May 14, 2012

A Secret Garden

Summer is coming
time to spruce up your verandah
or a little nook for yourself

Inlaid Chaise Lounge
India 20th century
Teak wood inlaid with bone in foliate design
and upholstered with raw silk.
height: 30"
depth: 78"
width/length: 36"

Beautiful Decorative Items
Tony Duquette (1914-1999) Pair of small Illuminated Tables
Tony Duquette (1914-1999) Pair of small Illuminated Tables
height: 18 in.
depth: 14 in.
width/length: 12 in.

Kilim rug with traditional kilim motifs in a dramatic modern design.The 3 medallions are "elibelinde" representing a mother goddess-like figure according to some kilim theorists.
The fine wool has been dyed with natural local materials.


Friday, May 11, 2012

A Few Nice Things ...

"Life is too short not to surround yourself with beautiful things."

Stumbled into a few nice items in an auction house in NYC ...
* A Cabochon Sapphire, stainless steel and 18K Gold openface pocketwatch by Cartier.
*A woven 18K yelllow gold box by Tiffany.

*A pair of sapphire, diamond and platinum cufflinks by Van Cleff & Arpels 

An American Silver Four-Piece Tea & Coffee
Service with Tray
20th - Century Design

A Geroge III Silver Tea Caddy
John Wakelin Taylor, London 1783
Engraved with Chinese characters and foliate borders,
the cover with tea-plant finial.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Columns in Manhattan

I loved columns.
Columns are used to support a building. In architecture,
'column' refers to such a structural element that also has
certain proportional and decorative features. 

Supreme Court House in Manhattan 
"In God We Trust"

 Columns @ New York Public Library

 Columns at Police Building Condo


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Inspirations from Spring Flowers

"When May breezes bring me the fragrance of Lilac
I know spring is in full bloom."

 ‎"Be faithful in small things 
because it is in them that your strength lies." 
- Mother Teresa

 ‎"Where the Mind Goes, the Man Follows." 
Joyce Meyer


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Burning Lamp

Old fashion oil lamp at
Manhattan City Hall ...

Glad the city is making every attempt 
to preserve the beauty of
past eras ...

“To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.”
 - Mother Teresa 


Monday, May 7, 2012

Summer Garden

Warm weather is coming
time to spruce up your garden!
Hand sculpted Faux-bois bench 
would make a good statement in your garden or courtyard.

contact below for cost and availability for above item.