The problem with Thanksgiving being late is that now Christmas is early! Technically we have a mere 21 days to panic. I swore I'd be ahead of the game this year- but alas- as per usual- NO! Oh well, happy wrapping!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
In Brian J. McCarthy's new book Luminous Interiors, just released from Stewart, Tabori & Chang, Bunny Williams writes in the forward that Brian "has an incredible eye and passion for art, always seeking new talent. Because of this knowledge his projects are always unique, and the variety is that of a truly great designer." How true! The work throughout is divergently diverse and it is abundantly clear that this is a man who listens carefully to his client and avoids the "branded " look- no two projects are alike.
Although the book features nine luxurious residences, I chose to focus on one as I had the privilege of seeing this spectacular hotêl particular- an Atlanta property and intense collaboration between Brian and a very talented friend of mine, architect Peter Block. To say the home is extraordinary is quite the understatement! After thirty-five trips to Europe and a collaboration with the venerable Feau & Cie in Paris, a fantasy was realized. The grandeur, opulence, layers and intricacy of this home are stunning in every imaginable way possible.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
While in San Francisco last week, the Zorn exhibit was on at the Legion of Honor. Although Zorn is a household word in Sweden, he is not as well known here but he should be as his work, in my humble opinion, is extraordinary and rivals that of Sargent. He was, in fact, one of the most important portraitists of the Gilded Age. The exhibition is the first major retrospective of his work in the United States in nearly a century, and it was such an immense pleasure to be able to see it in person! I'm inspired...
Friday, October 25, 2013
For years I referenced the first book Dwellings and it sits on my coffee table to this very day- ten years later. So imagine my pleasure when the much anticipated Stephen Sills: Decoration came out! His work is indeed a dialogue between past and present, always relevant, but iconic in that it is in that combining of elements from different eras, that his work becomes transcendental and timeless.
Extraordinary work Mr. Sills!