Le Corbusier Villa Savoye, Poissy-sur-Seine, 1929, Paris

Movement, Style, Fashion in Modern Design

Photos above, Le Corbusier building, Villa Savoye, Poissy-sur-Seine, 1929. Source:ecomanta.com Is Modern design a Movement, Style or Fashion? Lately I’ve been thinking about how the names we give things are important to the understanding we have about what we are talking or writing about. This may sound obvious, but truly, it’s critical to communication. I remember the […]

Tiles inset into the façade of the fireplace by Raven Stone tiles.

Living with Ceramic Tiles

Historically, man has desired to create living spaces which were beautiful, durable, and comfortable. Ceramic tile has been made for 4000 years. Tiled surfaces have been found in the oldest pyramids, the ruins of babylon, and ancient ruins of greek cities. Decorative tile work was invented in the near east, and has spread around in the world. […]

Instead of a doilie we have used a ethnic woven textile rug as a table cover to protect the surface of our vintage table.

What about Doilies?

I know that the title of this blog post sounds ridiculous but it addresses a problem that can be serious when you are living with investment grade furniture or even just nice expensive furniture. How do you deal, in an elegant way, with the inevitable wear and tear that accompanies the day-to-day living with a […]

Here I am in little fife where I channel my inner cabinetmaker in the MidMod decor warehouse.

Into the MidMod decor Warehouse

This space is my own little fife where I channel my inner cabinetmaker. I’ve always been fascinated by warehouses. As a child, I grew up across the street from an Anaconda Copper and Brass warehouse and I was always over there, usually being chased off by the workers when I wasn’t collecting their soda bottles […]