category archives: design

the best surprise during my recent visit to paris was an unexpected invitation from michael wagner, the president and owner of charles paris, a french lighting and furniture atelier that has been in business for over 100 years. michael invited me to tour the charles paris workshop, located at the former christofle silver factory in […]

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there is usually a showstopper room at the san francisco decorator showcase. last year, it was the living room by catherine kwong design, with a cy twombly like floor. living room | catherine kwong design | 2013 san francisco decorator showcase living room floor | painted by stancil studios | 2013 san francisco decorator showcase […]

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alison berger has been described as: ‘an artist whose medium is light and whose material is glass.’ she is an artist.  and, a craftsman.  she studied glassblowing at the rhode island school of design (RISD), where she apprenticed with dale chihuly.  chihuly’s work in blown glass is considered fine art. dale chihuly | dusky sky […]

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2014 radiant orchid photo credits wall street journal and chicago tribune color authority pantone, has named radiant orchid the color of the year for 2014.  pantone, a division of x-rite, provides professional color standards for the design industries. leatrice eiseman, executive director of the pantone color institute® associates orchid, which has purple, fushcia, and pink […]

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simplicity /sɪmˈplɪsɪti/ (noun) the quality or condition of being plain or uncomplicated in form or design oxford dictionaries a reflective stainless steel canopy supported by slender pillars. less really is more. the events pavilion | quai de belges | vieux port | marseille, france designed by foster + partners opening celebration 4 march 2013 photo […]

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