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Greetings From Lecco, Italy

Greetings from Lecco, Italy! This charming town on the shores of beautiful Lake Como is where Susanna and I are calling home for the next few days. Lecco ItalyWe were invited over by the luxurious Italian furniture brand Promemoria to capture their world of exquisite handmade products and creative innovation of owner and designer Romeo Sozzi.…
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The Creative World of Charles de Beistegui at Legends

Exploring the creative world of the brilliant Charles de Beistegui would certainly involve more than a single post but Timothy Corrigan‘s ode to the design legend in his LCDQ Legends window for Compas, below, offered an inspiring peek. By referencing Bestegui’s three homes – Paris, Venice and Chateau de Groussay – he tried to “summarize some of Beistegui’s contributions to the world of decorative arts through his discovery and patronage of some of the leading artists and designers of the early 20th century.”…
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Report from Los Angeles

It’s been a very busy few days here in Los Angeles (did I tell you I was coming?). From filming three high profile interior designers for Susanna Salk’s and my “At Home with” video series, to checking out the windows at this year’s La Cienega Design Quarter Legends, to attending a special dinner at Dragonette, there hasn’t been a second to spare for a post.…
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A Video Visit to Mercanteinfiera | the Parma Antiques Fair

Twice a year, in spring and fall, Italy’s largest antiques fair, the Mercanteinfiera, takes place in the historic and gastronomic city of Parma. With over one thousand exhibitors and tens of thousands of shoppers from around the globe, this popular event represents a treasure trove of unique finds in copious categories for individual collectors, dealers and interior designers.…
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Weekend Update

Sometimes, I’ve put something on the back burner for whatever reason and a nudge from my wanderings online and elsewhere will serve as a reminder to circle back around. As we approach the weekend, it seemed a good time to catch up on several people, places and product I’ve been meaning to mention. …
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Anouska Hempel

It was Blake’s, the chic London boutique hotel, that put Anouska Hempel on the map in the world of design. Inventing an entirely new template of what a hotel could be, this unique creative endeavor was an early indication of what would grow to become an all encompassing international realm.…
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Winter Antiques Show 2015

The Winter Antiques Show 2015 is, as always, a great way to kick off the year. The 61st edition of this prestigious vetted show opened last week at the Park Avenue Armory with a gala and a roundup of surrounding design events.…
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The Irrepressible Charm and Chic of La DoubleJ

Today we move north in Italy to Milan where fashion and design journalist J.J. Martin lives. Known for her enviably chic vintage wardrobe, Martin knows it’s all about the mix, which is also evident in her Milan apartment, documented by Elle Decor, below, and The Selby.…
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Looking Back to Move Forward

Having just immersed ourselves in the dazzling world of Duke Fulco di Verdura, it was fortuitous to learn, via T magazine, that a new luxury edition of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s 1958 novel, “The Leopard” is being published. Including 32 photographs by Giovan Battista Poletto, below, from the set of Visconti’s 1963 film, looking back at the Sicilian setting for this novel offers insight into the early life of the master jeweler that so informed his work.…
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Design Moving Forward

January has been flying by almost as quickly as the holidays came and went. While most vestiges of Christmas in my house are gone, a few stragglers are still hanging on.  These slow opening paperwhites, now possibly winning the award for tallest ever, are reminders of the season.…
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