Tea

Concierge M. Gustav also spoke for residential designers when he said “You see there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. You see that is what we provide in our own…

Celebrity Daytime

A new attitude infuses personal style with freedom and authenticity.  Down with business suits.  Up with celebrity dressing!  At home, on errands, out with friends, in the airport,  Divas show their panache.  Designers Tania Heath and Daniel Bohbot know what is…

The Beat Goes On

Pony is my big inspiration from the 1964 Jane Fonda /Roger Vadim film “The Game is Over”.  Pony perfectly depicts the new spirit of freedom in design. It appears in the film’s remarkable dressing room ottoman – a low large…

Film Magic 1963-64

In 1963 New Wave Director Jean-Luc Godard made a “commercial” film about the film industry itself.  Le Mepris featured Brigitte Bardot and Michel Piccoli with Fritz Lang playing himself as the director of the film they are shooting in the…

New Pieces in the Showroom

Given this blog’s recent attention to neo classical design it will come as no surprise that the new pieces in the Hazelton showroom feature fluted carvings, shades of stoney white and Swedish inspirations. DINING BANQUETTE A settee with two chairs…

Swedish Neo Classical Design

As design trends carefully toward a warmer feel, we might revisit Swedish style, not to copy, to catch a mood.  They adapted Louis XV and XVI with the same spirit of clarifying and simplifying that guides design today.   The…

Neo Classical Moose and Squirrel

What a joy to realize that the cartoon program of my childhood was based on literary and visual classics!  The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show is the source of this blog’s look at the classical design elements that permit endless re-invention!…

Classics Redefined: Planters and Architectural Pieces

Both floral bouquets and stone accessories fill the gap in room arrangements by adding beautiful details. Flowers are meaningful for their fleeting beauty but urns and sculptures have the advantage of enduring.   Pieces made of fiberglass and stone don’t require two…