Jul. 18


FLASHBACK: How Does Calico Make Their Gorgeous Marbled Wallpaper?

by Lynn Byrne

Calico and its gorgeous marbled wallpaper has been warmly received by the design industry.  The Calico wallpaper installed in Carrier & Company's  room in the 2014 Kips Bay Show House made it sing, but I first wrote about Calico more than a Read more [...]

Jul. 14



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



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 [...]
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