Sunday, January 30, 2011

Jarlath Mellett Part II...

These images are from Jarlath Mellett's shop. Here, he
displays a selection of Cire Trudon candles beneath glass cloches.
Great wallpaper!
Texture against texture.
I want this shelf.
Nature invades.
Such a great display.Pattern and texture collide.
Pristine pottery displayed on a vintage, rustic ironing board.

Jarlath Mellett...

I loved the recent feature on Jarlath Mellet in the
Jan/Feb edition of Lonny. I especially enjoyed this space
designed by Mellet. The art-wall is spectacular -- and the
sofa and chaise from ABC Carpet & Home create a perfect
perch to view the entire scene.
Former director of design at Brooks Brothers, Mellett now
designs interiors. Mellett approaches his interior projects from
a fashion standpoint, accessorizing his spaces with vintage touches.
Here, the vintage leather butterfly chair is from Mellett's
shop in Amagansett, New York.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Mathilde Raw Edge Bedding...

Coming soon!

Friday, January 28, 2011

What Are You Afraid Of?

This sculpture (What Are You Afraid Of?) is by artist
Darla Jackson. Rarely do animals personify human
emotion to such great effect.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Zen of Choosing Sofas...

Here's just a few to peruse.
All are now available through Finderskeepers Market.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Woodpile Revisited...

If you read my February 17th and 19th (2010) postings,
then you already know how much a love a great pile of wood.
This image certainly delivers in spades.
Unfortunately, I do not know the source.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Anticipation is making me wait...

The new issue is on its way!

Monday, January 24, 2011


Sometimes magnificent is not an overstatement.
Take Istanbul's The House Hotel for example.
The hotel is in a renovated 1890's mansion and
is adorned with an elegant palette of neutrals
and luxurious finishes. Just take a look at this entrance.
The lounge boasts these handsome Chesterfields
and an architecturally stunning ceiling. Notice
the chandelier; its shows up throughout the hotel.
Perfect details lead you to the rooms. Beautiful parquet floors are featured in the ethereal junior suite.
Scale is key in the bathrooms.
Incredible mouldings punctuate nearly every wall
in the executive suite.
The exposed beams in the penthouse are one of my favorite
features. After all, I do love wood and white.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Men of Toast...

Perhaps they are not the typical male model —
still, they certainly get the job done
and successfully sell the TOAST aesthetic.
Besides, I'll take an interesting face
over a perfect face any day.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Black and Gray...

These fantastic dining chairs are now
available through Finderskeepers Market.
So is this hadsome chair featuring
men's suiting stripes.
It's also available as a dining chair.
This little wood and iron accent table is
one of my favorite new additions.
Make sure you visit Finderskeepers Market
at its new 109 Walton Avenue location in Lexington
when we re-open in March. The shop will be filled
with a newly curated collection of both new and
vintage discoveries.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Name That Tune...

Could someone please name the tune
playing on the Hotel Recamier website?

Plummett No. 272

Named after the lead weight used to sink
a fishing line, Farrow & Ball introduces
Plummett No. 272 — one of nine new colors
for 2011. This warm, mid-tone grey has an
earthy sophistication and settles well into both
modern and rustic spaces.
Look how it pairs with Arsenic No. 214 on the ceiling.
images via Farrow & Ball
(new colors available February 1st!)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ex Libris Candles Debut...

These wonderful library candles will make their debut
during our Finderskeepers Market Grand Re-opening in March.
Pairing favorite quotes with just the right frangrances,
we pay homage to a few literary greats. First up is
Jane Austen with its mix of Gardenia, Tuberose, and Jasmine.
"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort."
Next, Poe blends a moody mix of Cardamom, Absynthe,
and Sandalwood.
"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."
Whitman (my favorite) blends Grass, Thyme, and Red Clover.
"Whatever satisfies the soul is truth."
Thoreau appropriately combines Cedar, Moss, and Juniper.
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined."