Jul. 14

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Borne

by Lynn Byrne

"If you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk." "The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms"--Socrates BORNE: A type of settee, round or oval, with a pillar in the center. Originating in France, it began using an especially Read more [...]

Jul. 07

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Pique Assiette

by Lynn Byrne

If you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk "The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms."-Socrates PIQUE ASSIETTE: A type of mosaic that is distinguished by its use of broken ceramics--such as dishes cups and tiles in the Read more [...]

Jun. 24

 

DESIGNER WHO’S WHO: Wendell Castle

by Lynn Byrne

So who is Wendell Castle and why should you know him? "To me an organic form has the most exciting possibilities. An organic form is not so clearly understood in one glance"~ Wendell Castle. Wendell Castle  often is said to be the founder of Read more [...]

May. 24

 

RIGHT NOW: Alexander Girard Pop Up

by Lynn Byrne

  Last February I wrote about America's first "happy decorator", Alexander Girard.  Right now, you get some Girard for you own home at a pop-up shop of his designs offered by Herman Miller in Manhattan's meatpacking district.  Pillows, throws, Read more [...]

May. 01

 

RIGHT NOW: Florence Broadhurst

by Lynn Byrne

  I have already told you about Florence Broadhurst's highly controversial life.  She once lived under an entirely different name, she regularly lied about the details of her life and she died in the hands of a violent murderer, among other Read more [...]
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