Saturday, April 30, 2011

My faith is revived.

Ok, so after being slightly disenchanted with the One Kings Lane Tastemaker Tag Sales, my faith is revived by the items Grant K. Gibson and Gabriella Sarlo have offered for sale. If these are the pieces that their clients aren't using, I want to see what is actually getting placed in these homes...

I love the way these plaster intaglios are framed asymmetrically... 
definitely plan on using this idea in the future...

 how can these Louis XVI style chairs with grass green upholstery not make you smile?

... and I've always had a thing for plaster casts of feet.

also, loving anything lacquered, 
I don't know that a finish could get more glamorous... 

I'm 99% sure this is my favorite piece of the sale... 
I especially love the deterioration to the mirror

If I had my way, I would have a room that was just filled with useless architectural fragments... maybe even one wall just dedicated to cast iron acanthus leaves. 

How could I forget?

After doing an intensive paper on Franz von Stuck's Salome last year, I'm shocked that it's taken me this long to share one of my favorite artists...

Salome, 1906

 Medusa, 1892

Sisyphus, 1920

Lucifer,  c. 1890

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Something to lust after

This fixture by Herve Van Der Straeten for Ralph Pucci
Click the image to see more amazing pieces

Thursday, April 7, 2011


East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 1865
Love this photograph... 
especially love the Greek Revival door surround
Today an 1880s Victorian-Eastlake home stands on the site.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Vintage Hermes Cigar Box


Vintage Hermes Cigar Box ca. 1960s
from Mantiques Modern, 1stDibs

I would start smoking for this...

Deming & Bulkley

 A fabulous Deming & Bulkley dolphin card table, c. 1820
as featured in Antiques & Fine Art's article on the William Gatewood House.
Deming & Bulkley sold to the Charleston elite throughout the early to mid 19th century. A similar example exists in the Aiken-Rhett House. 

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Sketch of a lobster, Albrecht Durer, 1495...

One of a pair of bone lobsters via 1stDibs...

Wallis Simpson wearing Elsa Schiaparelli's Lobster Dress

Isabella Blow wearing the most amazing hat Phillip Treacy ever created...

 Isabella Blow wearing Phillip Treacy...
and Lady Gaga wearing Phillip Treacy...
Is it that obvious who wore it better?

Red lobsters crown an exotic pavilion in a Tony Duquette inspired window at Bergdorf's in December of 2007...