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Looking for Quirky, Creative, Unexpected Gifts? Something simply Fun…

Posted on December 21, 2014 by Designer Previews

The work known as ‘needle felting’ seen seen here, as far as we’re concerned, screams CHRISTMAS GIFT!  Meaning, for someone who has everything, what could be better than opening a box containing a cool, eccentric, and totally unexpected object? I say: Look no further. Dive into the sculptural work of Heidi Bleacher. It’s not only that these items are whimsical, clever…Continue reading »


Buon Natale Promemoria –looking forward to more beautiful furniture in 2015

Posted on December 18, 2014 by Designer Previews

This year the Christmas parties have been beautiful, yet one is especially memorable: At the Promemoria showroom, a few days ago, I felt— for a moment— transported to Italy.  I was suddenly in Milan. The crowd was chic, the Proseco was flowing; the pasta abundant. I was actually attending their celebration, “the traveling pasta party,” held by the Milan-based company…Continue reading »


Recalling a visit to a special hotel in Spetses Greece

Posted on November 26, 2014 by Designer Previews

It’s so cold on the east coast that I’m focusing on being in Greece. I’m remembering driving through miles upon miles of olive groves, the unreal color of the water of the Aegean Sea, where we would swim until 8PM at night. I’m imagining sitting on my balcony on the island of Spetses. Yes, holding onto memories of my  recent…Continue reading »


Expressions Of Thanks From Selected Design World Luminaries

Posted on November 25, 2014 by Designer Previews

I decided to ask several people in the design/architecture world what they were most thankful for this year, on this most American of holidays. Ironically, most of them weren’t even born in the USA, but all had taken to Thanksgiving. Their responses were personal, thoughtful, and of course, made reference to their work. In each, they gave me something to…Continue reading »


Can door hardware be sexy? When it’s designed to evoke jewelry and look like this, yes it can!

Posted on November 13, 2014 by Designer Previews

When is a doorknob not just a doorknob, but a piece of sculpture?  When it’s been conceived by designers David Scott and Tim Campbell, and impeccably produced by SA Baxter, esteemed maker of architectural hardware. During a recent visit to the SA Baxter showroom at the NYDC New York Design Center, the experience felt more akin to being in a high…Continue reading »


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