Fresh (& Classic) Trend: Edison Bulb Lamps

Frank Muytjens’ home in Lonny Magazine, December 2010 The Edison Bulb, named after the renowned developer of light bulbs, has become a key component of modern interiors. Who can resist its warm glow and sculptural filaments, or even its reference to a simpler era? The odd thing about the Edison Bulb is its broad appeal: … Continue reading

Tips of the Trade: Modern Kitchen Essentials

1. Linen Apron by Fog Linen: $65; ABC Home| 2. Glass Creamer: $12.95; CB2| 3. Pattern 451 Flatware: $49.95; CB2| 4. Double Walled Oil/Vinegar Carafe by Inchendorf: $22-$26; A+R Store| 5. Handmade Mineral Stained Poplar Bowl: $79; Sanderswoodworking| 6. White Ceramic Berry Basket: $5.56; Sur la Table| 7. Walnut and Maple Cutting Board: $28; ScottBlocks| 8. Black … Continue reading

Fresh Trend: Oceanic Style from Givenchy Spring 2012 RTW

Image from Style.com Shagreen, fish scales and shark teeth are not unfamiliar materials used in fashion and home design. Working for a shelter magazine, I have seen countless faux-shagreen and capiz shell decor pieces, probably to the point of exhaustion. However, I was completely electrified by Riccardo Tisci’s Spring 2012 collection for Givenchy; he revealed … Continue reading

Look Breakdown: Michael Kors’ Living Room

Michael Kors’ Home Photo by Douglas Friedman One of my intentions with this blog was to make great design accessible. “Look Breakdown” is one of the most effective ways, I hope, that I will make it much easier for all of you to recreate a put-together design in your own home. Michael Kors’ living room, shot … Continue reading

Man’s Best Friend: Street Etiquette

Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs of Street Etiquette photo from Vogue Italia Call me a tomboy, but there’s nothing more inspiring than men’s fashion, haberdashery and design. Largely untouched in design blogs, I intend to bring it to the forefront and showcase some of its best examples in the section “man’s best friend”. Here, I’ll include … Continue reading