Seeing Through The Material

British artist Benjamin Shine created these fabulous pieces out of tulle for Bergdorf Goodman windows in New York City, on display through August 3. Each piece uses a single continuous length of light weight tulle manipulated into ethereal portraits which can take 50-100 hours to create. Even more beautiful in person.  Outfit featured: J. Mendel… Continue reading Seeing Through The Material

Designing Outside

Furniture companies don’t just focus on the inside some offer pieces that can transform the outside. This transformation is done by creating an atmosphere that compliments the richness of any surrounding which is the key to successful outdoor design and style. Two brands – Vondom and Dedon have beautiful pieces to make the process that much easier.  Dedon… Continue reading Designing Outside

Cactus De Cartier

Is there a better way to spend a summer afternoon in New York than on a rooftop lounge?  Very unlikely. This summer’s Cactus de Cartier event at the Cartier Fifth Avenue Maison marries Southwest style and colors with the elegance of Cartier.  The collection is a divergence from their traditional source of inspiration and a… Continue reading Cactus De Cartier

Madrepore Dining Table And Chairs

Giò Ponti and Piero Fornasetti – Unique “Madrepore” dining table and set of four armchairs, 1950. Lithographic transfer-printed wood, painted wood, brass, glass, silk. Phillips Auction, New York. Designed by Ponti, made by the master cabinetmaker, Giordano Chiesa, and decorated by Fornasetti.