Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Peter Nappi

A brick box full of carefully selected vintage finds and handmade leather goods.  home made shoes, hats and bags... a boy in a candy shop wide eyed with amazement. Stumbled upon Peter Nappi at the top of a hill with rubble and dust in an industrial dark part of Nashville during my Thanksgiving holiday.  Wonderfully crafted goodies. I look forward to my next visit Mister Nappi.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Wispy Leaves on a Rainy Sunday

A dreary day in NYC.  Lots of rain.  It's a good time to catch up on my magazines and design books. I took this shot with my hipstamatic i phone camera yesterday as the clouds began to move in.  The wispy leaves caught my attention.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ikat! Color and Pattern

I still love Ikat.  It's a smart way to dress up a room with color and pattern.  Here, I've used the silk/cotton fabric as drapery.  Straight from Uzbekistan!    

The Enchantment continues

As promised, photos from Morocco's Peacock Pavilions main house!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Desert Enchantment

Maryam and Chris of Peacock Pavilions are by far the best host's I have ever had. Chantal, the most splendid chef prepared meals that exceeded our vegetarian expectations. The entire staff made us feel welcome and delivered exceptional service. From every angle of this enchanted fortress the visual feast was captivating, from Chris and Maryam's global collections through out all spaces in the riad, to the inviting over-sized pool that is enveloped by Chris's architectural masterpieces. One will feel as though they were a Queen or King atop the rooftop verandas overlooking the desert and the beautiful olive groves. We were certainly in a dream state during our stay at Peacock Pavilions. Maryam's and Chris's creation is a desert enchantment in the middle of Morocco. I am certainly looking forward to our next visit!  Oh! and by the way, these images are of just the structure I stayed in!  Stay tuned for the main area of the Riad!!

Moroccan Wedding Blankets

74" x 44"

From the Middle Atlas Mountains in Morocco, these one of a kind vintage blankets with paillete's are hand spun from lambs wool by Berber women.  The intricate weaving process, great care and prayer that is involved in making these works of art is believed to bring good fortune to the marriage.  These textiles can be used as throws, rugs and wall art.  Check them out here at Kerut Home

90" x 42.5"

80" x 44"

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Color Me Happy

Bold color and pattern is going to be huge in the design industry this season, and I think its going to stay for a while! Check out these lookers from Swedish Pewter in Stockholm Swedin.  Founded in 1924 by Estrid Ericson, who ten years later tied these Josef Frank pieces to the company.  Bold, chic and timeless...