Saturday, December 8, 2012

1815 mug

from the 1815 collection ...white glazed pottery mug from royal doulton...available at

Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Beautiful Book by Barbara Barry

My good friend Barbara Barry has just published her new book, Around Beauty photographed by David Meredith, and it is a wonderful insight into Barbara's world of design.  From the introduction by Dominique Browning, to Barbara's philosophy on style and harmony, it is an overview of her design life  from products such as Wedgwood tea services, signature furniture for Baker, lighting for Visual Comfort, to her luxurious interiors around the world.  Her inspiration from nature, art and classical architecture have influenced her work over the years, and her book is a celebration of this experience as well as her personal lifestyle!

Friday, October 12, 2012

the perfect office

Gil Schafer's office, which I have always loved, is in his new book,  The Great American House: Tradition for the Way We Live Now

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

"Ilse" candlestick by Ilse Crawford for Georg Jensen. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

book exchange

Lots of villages in the UK have turned red telephone boxes into mini libraries, just take a book and leave one behind....from

Thursday, July 12, 2012

perfect smoke alarm

a simple smoke alarm with low profile Kidde  at

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012

hyacinth bulbs

this time of year, its a treat to see a sneak preview of spring...forcing white flowering bulbs is a way to get a jump start on the gardening season!
paperwhites take about 2-4 weeks, amaryllis 4-6 weeks, hyacinths are slow going, but the fragrance is worth waiting for, and tulips are also about 4 weeks...
photo by jeff mcnamara