Tuesday, June 19, 2012

"Looking Good"

“Looking good and dressing well is a necessity.” 
- Oscar Wilde
Summer is here!
:Maison Kitsuné Spring Summer Women 2012 
designed by Masaya Kuroki
:Ralph Lauren Men Summer 2012
:Gucci Bike
A magnificent Louis Vuitton ‘Malle Armoire’ 
(wardrobe trunk). France Circa 1920's

:Handmade GTO 250 soft cowhide wallet
:Audemars Piguet Millenary 4004 Watch
:London BlueBird Cuff links


Monday, June 18, 2012


"A garden is a friend you can visit any time."

"A garden is a delight to the eye and a solace for the soul."

"Always remember the beauty of the garden, 
for there is peace."

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. 
It will never fail you.” 


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Travel Journal

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read
only one page.” 
– St. Augustine

"Art is everywhere, except it has to pass through
a creative mind." 
- Louise Nevelson

“Space is the breath of art.”


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

French Ormolu Keyhole

Some of these ormolu around the keyhole 
are so beautiful and extravagant
in the French antiques.

Ormolu is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-carat gold in a mercury amalgam to an object of bronzeCraftsmen principally used ormolu for the decorative mountings of furniture, clocks, lighting devices, and  porcelainOrmolu mountings attained their highest artistic and technical development in France.


Friday, June 8, 2012

Canosan Pottery

 “The world is a book 
and those who do not travel read only one page.” 
- St. Augustine

This pair of pottery at an auction house caught my attention - I realized it was the the vibrant colors which seem to be quite unusual!

Canosan Pottery Volute-Kraters
Apulia, circa early 3rd Century B.C.

Each decorated in bright polychromy over white slip, the obverse with a winged Nike driving a quadriga to the left, the goddess' wings and her chariot box in blue, the horses with varies coats, one with its head turned back, ovolo on the shoulders, a scale pattern on the neck, vertical lines on the rim; the reverse with a winged head of Nike amidst scrolling tendrils, with blue wings and dark red curly hair, wave on the shoulders, laurel on the neck, pink and blue rays along the foot, the volutes molded with mascaroons on both sides.

Height 20 3/8" (51.8cm)


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A little Art Deco

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” - Picasso
Fine Art Deco chair by Léon Bouchet
France 1937 @ Maison Gerard
 Photograph-The Flock, Bulgaria, 1991. Jecko Vassilev
 Emporio Armani - spring / summer 2012

Large Signed Cast Brass African Warrior Sculpture by Hagenauer, Austria 1930's. Known for their modernist designs, this sleek streamlined form is a great example.


Monday, June 4, 2012

God Save the Queen - Diamond Jubilee 2012

If you have fetish for Union Jack
below just show a few you could use
in your living space.
Radley to launch homeware line - fashion news


Friday, June 1, 2012

First Day of June

It is the month of June
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes,
And pleasant scents the noses.

- Nathaniel Parker Willis

Central Park @ New York City

White & Red Nemo Chair
by Fabio Novembre
available in various colors!