AUGUST FAVORITES: D’s Little List of Loves

August 2014 Favorites

    CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT   1. SURFBOARD – Custom Longboard ($3,600) – Octovo 2. CHANDELIER – Incredible Multifaceted Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari – 1stdibs 3. PURSE – Horn Hobo ($268) – J.Crew 4. SHAVE BRUSH – Handcrafted Pewter Shaving Brush ($69) – Kaufmann Mercantile 5. FLOOR LAMP – Atomic Lobster Floor Lamp ($299) – CB2 6. CHAIR – Armchair by Mario Bellini for Cassina ($3,500) –read ON

Designer Mark Zeff’s Black Barn Retreat

Mark Zeff Hampton Barn

    Adept at designing just about everything from brand logos to luxury yachts, South African native and Manhattan based designer, Mark Zeff, has taken a decidedly understated approach to the design of his family’s East Hampton summer home.           Flying in the face of the traditional white and weathered cedar so commonread ON

FLOWS: Swirling Ceramic Art by Fenella Elms

Fenella Elms Ceramic-Art

    Looking like some irresistible cross between swirling windblown feathers and soft soft scales, these works of art by Fenella Elms are sure to have your fingers twitching for a feel. The UK based artist describes the recipe for her porcelain wall hung sculptures as follows…         “Powdered porcelain is mixedread ON

DSHOP Welcomes Some Seriously Colorful Lighting

THIN Lamp

    Today we are taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming to share two lovable new additions to DSHOP. First up – the THIN Lamp designed by Peter Bristol in collaboration with Juniper. This incredibly flexible and streamlined fixture utilizes the latest in LED technology to create a lamp capable of extending in excess of three feetread ON

THE PRICE OF DESIRE: A New Film About Eileen Gray

Eileen Gray - The Price of Desire

  The early days – Orla Brady as Eileen Gray and Alanis Morissette as her lover, Damia. Photo by Julian Lennon.   It was the summer of 1925 when Irish furniture maker/architect Eileen Gray began designing what would become one of the most important modernist homes of the 20th century…   On set – aread ON

LOFTY RENOVATION: An Upper West Side Duplex

NYC Apartment - 1100 Architect

    Earlier this summer we visited the Palm Beach home of Kelly Klein and today we are visiting what looks to be her former New York City digs (that is if the portrait of her son on the wall is any indication). Speculation aside, this airy Upper West Side duplex was first renovated inread ON

STRANGE LOVE: An Unexpected Objet d’Art

Ivan Campos Knives

    Today we are veering off the beaten path to appreciate this little gem of a handcrafted knife by Brazilian knifemaker, Ivan Campos. In the spirit of full disclosure, yours truly knows very little about knives – especially those of the non table variety. Regardless, the heart wants what the heart wants and thisread ON