Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Turner Monet Twombly

If you are making a trip to London for the Olympic games it is worth visiting Tate Liverpool to view their exhibit Turner, Monet, Twombly: Later Paintings.  They have brought together works by J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851), Claude Monet (1840-1926) and Cy Twombly (1928-2011), three of the most well known and prolific artists in history. Though the connection between the trio is not  immediately evident they all share common characteristics and motivations including inspiration from landscapes and a fascination with light.  On June 22-October 28 2012.

Cy Twombly Untitled 2007

Claude Monet, Poplars on the Epte, 1891

J.M.W.Turner, Peace-Burial at Sea 1842

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Nantucket New & Old Favorites

Entering into its first season, Cru is a fantastic place to grab a drink and watch the boats go by in the harbor. Using materials such as driftwood, mahogany and brass the interiors evoke the ambiance of a luxury yacht fused with the relaxed vibe of Nantucket's shingle style architecture.
One Straight Warf, Nantucket MA 02445

One of my perennial favorites for clients as well as gifts is the store Trillium.  Carrying lines such as John Derian, John Robshaw, Kim Seybert and Liberty of London the owner Robin has a wonderful eye for table top essential and home accessories. It is definitely worth a visit!
15 Washington Street, Nantucket MA 02554

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Flessas Design

I have been finding so many great pieces lately at Flessas Design in New York. The store features one of a kind lighting, furniture and accessories from the 1930's through the 1970's as well as 19th century antiques.  Here are some of the current highlights:
1285 Madison Avenue NYC 10128

Capiz Globe Pendant Light c. 1950's

Jansen Style Lacquer and Brass Server c. 1940

Brushed Steel and Brass Cigarette Globe and Lighter c. 1960's

Italian Arredoluce Style Standing Lamp c. 1960's

Jansen Style Directoire Lacquer and Brass Nightstands c. 1940

Monday, July 2, 2012

Tory Burch's Neo-Georgian

Tory Burch's neo-Georgian home in Southampton, strikes a wonderful balance between a formal exterior and cozier more relaxed interior. She did not want the house to scream seaside but be a comfortable place for all seasons. One of my favorite twists in the Gatsby era estate are the custom panels based on Persian Iznik tiles done by Paris-based wallpaper designer Iksel.

images from Vogue