Nov. 07

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Blackamoor

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  BLACKAMOOR (RHYMES WITH AMATEUR  AND CONNOISSEUR):  A dark skinned figure, typically African,  used in Read more [...]

Nov. 05

 

Architecture, Sculpture and a Faucet

by Lynn Byrne

  I always have thought of great architecture as giant sculpture.  So it makes sense to me that the objects placed inside are artful too. We have all seen the commercial where a couple presents a faucet to a fancy architect and demands Read more [...]

Nov. 03

 

TOMORROW’S HEIRLOOMS: Ceramics by Adam Silverman

by Lynn Byrne

Adam Silverman is having a great year.  Architectural Digest has already hailed his book, Adam Silverman Ceramics,  released in late September, as the "loveliest design book of the fall season…"  In conjunction with the book's launch, his work Read more [...]

Nov. 01

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Dovetail Joint

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 – This is part 2 of a discussion of furniture joinery.   The first part illustrated a mortise and tenon joint. Joinery, Read more [...]

Oct. 31

 

Art Inspired: DuVerre Hardware’s Botero Collection

by Lynn Byrne

When you hear tell of the art and sculpture by Fernando Botero, do you think, oh yeah, the guy who likes fat people?  A more charitable assessment would be someone mesmerized with voluptuous curves.  Botero is considered Latin America's Read more [...]
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