Designers

Sharpe Club

November 12th, 2012

 

Photo by Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times

 

The New York Times ran a wonderful article on interior designer Meg Sharpe that I just had to share with you.  Ms. Sharpe has become a major influence in how clubs look in New York City.  Please click on this link to enjoy the entire article  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/fashion/meg-sharpe-designer-of-the-lion-and-bills.html?ref=fashion

Michael Young

November 5th, 2012

 

 

 

Photos by Kristina Hrabetova

 

This Homune table is a limited addition designed by Michael Young.  Mr. Young created the table for the Czech Republic glass company Lasvit.  The top is handblown glass with an amber/orange base made of 36 handblown glass fractals with six different designs repeating six times.  Lasvit developed special steel molds to create each of the fractals.

 

 

Design Hollywood at the Century

October 29th, 2012

 

      

 

 

The Hollywood Reporter (THR) profiled several accomplished well respected interior designers in their November 2, 2012 issue entitled Hollywood at Home.  On October 26, THR opened the Design Hollywood at the Century showhouse at the Century Tower in Century City, California.  L.A.’s top 14 interior designers each had a design space in two condos on the 20th floor of the luxury complex.  The inspiration for their designs was Hollywood icons.  The showhouse is open to the public until November 18th.  To learn more about the event please visit www.THR.com/designhollywood

 

Disposable China

August 24th, 2012

 

 

The finest disposable paper cups and saucers are made by Rebecca Wilson.  They are made from handmade paper and come in two different styles.  The ‘Jasperware’ version resembles Wedgewood’s famous range using stained dyed paper and embossed relief details in white.  And the Dutch classic Blue Delft  has hand drawn decals in blue biro.  A set of 12 will run roughly $29 dollars.

 

 

Glacier right ahead

June 19th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australian designer Brodie Neill's Glacier is a glass chaise lounge.  Its name comes from its resemblance to a solid piece of ice suspended in motion.  Glacier is handmade of molten clear glass that took close to 4 months to cool down into a solid shape.  This chaise lounge has a smooth finish with optically transparent glass that can easily be the main attraction in any room.  The lounge is limited in numbers and only ten such pieces are made worldwide.

 

 

    

 

 

Marc Newson was born in Sydney, Australia in 1963.  Currently, he resides in London where he is a successful industrial designer.  Marc creates everything from furniture, clothing, industrial products and jewelry.  His design style uses smooth flowing lines and tends to have an absence of sharp edges.

 

Time Magazine selected Marc as one of their 100 most influential people of 2005.  His designs are often some of the highest selling items at auctions.  The below "Lockheed Lounge" sold in London for $1.6 million dollars.

 

 

 

The "Orgone" chair was created in 1993.  The primary conception was made for a limited furniture set consisting of aluminium.  A plastic set for the mass-market followed after a short period of time.

 

 

In 2012, Marc was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to design.  To learn more about the designer and his work please visit his website www.marc-newson.com

 

 

 

Textile Genius: John Robshaw

April 13th, 2012

 

 

Photo Courtesy of John Robshaw

 

John Robshaw is a textile genius!  Style by Design absolutely loves the color and pattern options that he offers in his collection of sheets, duvets, quilts and shams.  In fact, John offers an entire line for your home from curtains, pillows, travel cases, gifts and accessories.  His pieces have a strong Asian influence which gives the feeling of being on an exotic vacation every time you wrap yourself up in one.  To see John’s beautiful creations, please visit his website John Robshaw .

Brooklyn takes on Haring

March 22nd, 2012

 

Image Courtesy of Keith Haring Estate

 

Keith Haring Exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum March 16 – July 8, 2012

 

Keith Haring: 1978–1982 is the first large-scale exhibition to explore the early career of one of the best-known American artists of the twentieth century.  Tracing the development of Haring’s extraordinary visual vocabulary, the exhibition includes 155 works on paper, numerous experimental videos, and over 150 archival objects, including rarely seen sketchbooks, journals, exhibition flyers, posters, subway drawings, and documentary photographs.

 

The exhibition chronicles the period in Haring’s career from his arrival in New York City through the years when he started his studio practice and began making public and political art on the city streets.  Immersing himself in New York’s downtown culture, he quickly became a fixture on the artistic scene, befriending other artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf, as well as many of the most innovative cultural figures of the period.  The critical role that these relationships played in Haring’s development as a public artist and facilitator of group exhibitions and performances is also explored.  Pieces on view include a number of very early works never before seen in public; seven video pieces, including Painting Myself into a Corner (his first video piece) and Tribute to Gloria Vanderbilt; and collages created from cut-up fragments of his own writing, history textbooks, and newspapers.

 

Keith Haring: 1978–1982 is curated by Raphaela Platow. The exhibition is co-organized by the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, and the Kunsthalle Wien. The Brooklyn presentation is organized by Tricia Laughlin Bloom, Project Curator, and Patrick Amsellem, former Associate Curator of Photography, Brooklyn Museum.

 

This exhibition is made possible by Lisa and Dick Cashin with additional support provided by the Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia Contemporary Art Exhibition Fund.

 

Details Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum.  For more details visit www.brooklynmuseum.org

 

 

Donna Livingston Design

March 12th, 2012

 

Style by Design absolutely loves Donna Livingston!  Not only is she an incredibly talented designer, but Donna is one of the nicest lady's in world.

 

Photo Courtesy of Donna Livingston Design

 

CEO Donna Livingston has paved the way in the Interior Design field for over 30 years with Donna Livingston Design. With timeless, sophisticated taste, Donna’s design style is classy, inviting, and also incredibly detail oriented. Her ability to transform both residential homes and commercial projects by layering rich textures, colors, and fabrics has placed her on Architectural Digest's Top 100 Designer List four times. Donna’s global approach to design is deeply influenced by her love of travel, history, and her incredible appreciation for art.  To learn more about Donna Linvingston and see examples of her work please visit www.dlivingstondesign.com

 

The below photos are from the Style by Design TV pilot interview.

 

Photos Courtesy of Style by Design