John Robshaw - Embroidered Linen Hand Towels - I am a sucker for a good Moorish design embellishment.
I grew up with the use of hand towels and table linens. Mimi hand embroidered her own designs and monograms. We didn’t use paper napkins, ever. Mimi ironed them all; and I am glad she taught me these graceful habits.
Richard Ginori - “garafano”, “the carnation” bowl. The antico doccia shape is steeped in the tradition of Florentine ceramics. This design has been in production since 1946. Such a pretty vessel to enjoy a bowl of cereal, soup or salad. :)
Nancy Corzine - The Dressing Table Mirror - reminiscent of old Venetian designs. I had a vintage dressing table & mirror as a young girl; though less elaborate and it doubled as my homework desk. :) A pretty one at that. Mimi had sewn me a two tiered skirt for it in light green voile with coordinating curtains tie-backs. Awh, that was a sweet thought.
Claus Porto - The Deco Collection Guest Soap Box - This is the ideal assortment to sample Claus Porto’s original lines; 15 guest soaps or ideal as travel soaps.
Soap Care Instructions: Be kind to your soap. HA. Dry it off after each use. Make it a little bed rest upon. :) Do everything you can so it does not fall into the basin. Ha. These are also ideal, being color coded, note your feet soap and hand soap. Ha. :)
One of a Kind - Blue Agate Necklace - This stone is said to have relaxing properties. By looking at the scale of this piece, it might put me to sleep. It’s so so beautiful. I love this.
Verner Panton - Panton Chair - Origin 1960. I first saw this chair years ago in a redesign/ installation image from St Barts cathedral, Eastern Bohemia. The aisle with two rows of white Pantons, three deep. The visual; futuristic seating in a 13th century structure. It raised a few eyebrows, but the designer statement remained—through integration and unexpected combination of intelligent elements, they have added a new dimension to the baroque interior. As our blessings and prayers are never hindered by any skeptics. Please do as your kind heart desires to co-create with love for what you do..
One of a Kind - 1st Dibs :) Show Stopper Kimono - 19th century - The Zari handwork on this garment is truly magnificent. The color is striking. The wide 3/4 sleeves are wrapped in and graduating paisley pattern. The process of hand embroidery is a labor of love with such dedicated focus. And the fine details support the glorious scale of this important piece.
Carrs - Grecian Pattern Sterling Teaspoon. With smart clean lines playing off Deco inspiration, but mixes well with just about any genre.
Custom - South American Leather. Beyond The Fringe Hassock. I love fixtures to plop things on. After a good try-on session there could be twenty items resting on there. This one in particular; the shade, the fringe and braid creates a soft statement for a boudoir or dressing room. It’s also very interesting how the first thing I try on is usually what sticks.