DESIGN DICTIONARY: Quatrefoil and Barbed Quatrefoil

If you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk "The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms"--Socrates QUATREFOIL :  (Rhymes with "baby oil') A popular ornamental motif found in architecture, decorative arts and fashion , Read more [...]

FLASHBACK: How Does Calico Make Their Gorgeous Marbled Wallpaper?

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 [...]

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Borne

"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 [...]