Recently in “Color”
is an over-the-top "retail accessorator supreme,"
& I never miss an opportunity to visit
her spectacular Miami shopping mecca ......
Last week I flipped over these chic, chic, chic
Fornasetti candles ...
& I must admit I bought them all!!!
And, they are on their way to Beirut with me .....
I think they will be tasty hostess gifts
for the divine & delightful,
who have invited us to fancy, fabulous, & fun
holiday lunches & dinners!!!
I have always adored the brilliant collaboration
between these two Englishmen .....
artist Richard Woods
& designer Sebastian Wrong
for London's Established & Sons!!!
The WrongWoods furniture collection
has always been an "accessorator favorite"!!!
But these four WrongWoods "Bent Wood Tables"
presented last week by Galerie VIVID
at Design Miami are an
"over-the-top sublime accessorations supreme" ......
crossing the boundary between art & design!!!
I cannot possibly decide
which color combination I "must have" .....
& there definitely isn't space in my house for all four!!!
The accessorator's newest flip book ....
"Designer Seating: 11 Unique Accent Chairs"
Just hit the link,
take a look ....
& let me know what you think!!!
All of a sudden it's everywhere!!!!
Camouflage has invaded my head & my 'hood!!!!
It all started with these two delightful chairs in
House Beautiful's Dec/Jan issue ....
I desperately coveted them!!!!
Then, I went to visit my niece in Buffalo ....
& saw artist Jim Hodges'
fabulous stainless steel & enamel
in front of the
Three day later, at a decadently delicious dinner
at a friend's fabulous new house
I fell madly in love with Chinese artist
The next sighting was at NYC's D&D Building,
where I visited fabric & wallpaper "star"
Clarence House .....
& this stunning linen fabric called to me,
insisting it had to recover my dining chairs!!!
OH, I almost forgot
my sighting of Wall Street's famous Charging Bull
"redressed" in crochet camouflage by
the avante-garde artist Olek ...
but, then again,
she "re-dresses"everything in camouflage!!!
Two days ago, I was visiting the divine WR
as he was packing his "Boy Birken,"
a divine monogramed L.L. Bean camouflage tote,
giving camouflage the ultimate
"fashion approval rating"!!!
FINALLY, I got home last night,
after days & days of being inundated
with "camouflage," .
& this gigantic High Line Billboard
greeted me with artist
"American Dream" .....
an homage of "Chrysler camouflage"!!!
As an "accessorator supreme"
all this intense camouflage imagery
can only mean one thing .....
A TREND .....
HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT!!!!
with the sublime French patisserie Ladurée
is the "tastiest accessoration"
Whimsical sketches of "French Femmes" by Alber
cover a white Ladurée box,
tied with bright red grosgrain ribbon,
plus eight pink bubble-gum flavored macarons ....
make this the chicest hostess gift yet!!!
Thanks to fashion's fabulous duo MK & WR
for this yummie treasure ....
You're welcome back anytime!!!
How 'bout a divine early Christmas "accessoration" .....
updated garlands for your tree!!!!
Sew all the colored zippers you can find together,
wrap them around your "blue-spruce" .....
it's kinda' like stringing popcorn or cranberries!!!
Very colorful, chic & very non-denominational .....
& very "accessorator-ish"!!!
Opened one week ago ......
is home to the most eclectic & exciting selection of
fascinating & exquisite objects
from around the globe!!!
"The perfect resource to embellish one's life
with originality & find that unique gift
for discerning individuals!"
The ultimate "accessortaor's paradise" ....
a divine must, must, must see!!!
I don't know why it happened .......
but, on my first day in Brazil I found myself focused on
Brazil's "recycling accessorations"!!!!
It began in Sao Paulo ...
with the divine aluminum garbage cans that are
divided in four, each with a different color plastic liner ...
coded by recycling category!!!
Next came the shapely attached cans,
individually color coded for glass, paper, plastic, metal,
& nao reciclaveis (don't know what that is!!!) ....
And of course, I adored the "Recycle Beach Houses"
with the color coded holes ..... Ipanema Beach!!!
But, I absolutely coveted the chic,
color-covered bamboo baskets,
trimmed in black,
that were scattered throughout
I must admit, sometimes
my "accessoration obsession" runs wild .....
& I kinda' wonder where this particular insanity came from!!!
But, I was honestly awed by all of these .....
"magical, mystical & innovative recycle accessorations"!!!
The theme of the
is "The Imminence of Poetics."
Included in the exhibition is world-renown textile artist
Her extraordinary "non-traditional" fiber pieces,
blurring the boundaries between art, craft, & design,
are "color-infused visual poetry"!!!
Introduced to this work by my friend the divine SDE,
I was immediately enchanted & inspired ......
the dynamic vitality of color, pattern, texture, & design
Ms. Hicks is an "accessorator supreme."!!!
By the way, if you don't get to Sao Paulo ....
her work can be seen in NYC at
In my world of "accessorations" ........
fabulous art & fantastic design are interchangeable!!!
And my visit to Brazil confirmed my theory!!!
I adore the biomorphic sculptures & installations of
Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto!!!
And I have fallen madly & passionately in-love
with the desk & chairs
he made specifically for his NYC gallery,
I wonder if "they" are allowed to travel to NYC
& live at my house!!!
I am always awed by Cuban/American artist
Jorge Pardo's practice .....
a stunning dialogue between art & design!!!
This spectacular suite of limited edition furniture & lighting,
used in situ at ArtRio,
is in production in several color combinations
& is available from Galerie Neugerriemschneider, Berlin.
My problem is ....
which combination do I want!!!
I adored seeing the majestic
all "wrapped-up" in it's divine signature
lavender ribbon .....
celebrating 111 years of "fabulousness"!!!
I was "over-indulging" myself in art
in Brazil & missed this
"over- the-top accessoration"!!!
Sooooo, a special thank you to my friend SD
for sending me his fantastic "shot"!!!
Congratulations & Happy Birthday
to my favorite NYC landmark!!!
I'm back ......
And I saw sooooo many fabulous things in Brazil .....
I'm not even sure where to start!!!
featured an installation of 50
Arne Jacobsen classic Egg chairs,
"reupholstered" by Copenhagen-based,
The chairs were divine ....
but unfortunately they weren't for sale!!!
I adore the work of Japanese artist
(blog 10/22/10 & 7/13/12)
This morning, I was thrilled to see this
divine Kusama installation
"accessorating" Pier 45
at the Hudson River Park !!!
Titled "Guidepost to the New Space" (2004)
the piece celebrates the her current retrospective at the
The exhibition continues through September 30th
& is an honest to goodness "must-see" ...
ONE LAST KUSAMA THOUGHT .......
I scored this fantastic pair of sunglasses
from the brilliant Kusama inspired
Louis Vuitton collection!!!
They are an absolutely fabulous, over-the-top
& I was told they are the only pair in NYC!!!