Nov. 10

 

DESIGNER SECRETS: How Alessandra Branca Does It

by Lynn Byrne

Alessandra Branca's apartment in this year's Hearst Designer Visions Showhouse held at the architecturally significant Walker Tower was spectacular.  How did Alessandra pull off such a triumph. What's goes through her head when she designs? I Read more [...]

Nov. 08

 

DESIGNER WHO’S WHO: Edgar Brandt

by Lynn Byrne

Who is Edgar Brandt and why you should know him and his work Edgar Brandt (1880-1960) is considered the foremost French Art Deco metal worker.  He combined traditional blacksmith and forging methods with the new machine age technologies Read more [...]

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 [...]
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