November 12, 2010

Jamie Herzlinger

Our favorite David Sheflin, recently introduced us to the lovely interior designer Jamie Herzlinger. While looking through Jamie's beautiful portfolio of work, it is clear she has a natural sense of working texture, geometry and graphic lines into a space.

We're also finding her blog to be an interesting read, chock full of practical design advice. We love her take on how to bring out the best in your floors, ceilings and walls --and future clients, take note, she's a licensed general contractor to boot! A peek at Jamie's past projects below.

Interior of the amazing Hollywood Regency-style Casa Blanca house she designed and oversaw construction herself! Check out the video on this house here.

Jamie's own home (Solano house) is an exemplary example of her beautiful aesthetic.

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November 11, 2010

New in Shop: A rosewood by any other name

The guys have a very definitive eye, and know exactly what they like. I love popping by the shop and seeing pieces from disparate sources, come together under their collective aesthetic. They have a real respect for wood, and know how to bring it back to life. Vintage rosewood, in particular, often makes an appearance in the collection. By pure coincidence, these pieces came together on the floor. Rosewood case goods? Yes, more please...

Danish glass & rosewood cabinet (pair), c.1970's. Look at those curves! No hard angles here.

And by contrast, a pair Danish rosewood chests. c.1960's, fully restored. Serious and substantial.

And here's a lesson in How to get your Don Draper on 101. Floating rosewood credenza on chrome base. c.1960's, Canada.

photos: Antoinette Celes


November 9, 2010

Stanlee Gatti

Just got back from a nice NYC trip. Lots of interesting things to see, and happened to bump into the talented Stanlee Gatti while flexing our retail therapy muscles. It was a thrill to run into one if our favorite people.

photos via Haute Living & Pat Johnson

Although he is best known for creating grand aesthetic experiences for countless events, we find his installation at San Francisco's Conservatory of Flowers, very poignant.

One: An Earth Installation

photos: cbcastro

Only a tiny drop of his prolific event design.

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photos via Laurie Arons Blog


October 26, 2010

It's a goldie, but goodie...

The clink of the chips, from the poker dogs at the beginning, cracks me up every time!


October 19, 2010

Palmer Weiss in Lonny Magazine

We love to see how our pieces live. Beautiful design periodical Lonny Magazine features interior designer, Palmer Weiss's home in their latest issue. We love her mix of high style, color, warmth and most importantly comfort.

Check out Lonny Mag's lovely interface online for the full story here...

Monument vintage bisque cockatiels on mantle, and bamboo-frame chair in foreground.

Monument brass x-frame bench. A nice mix of hard and soft here.

Thank you for the shout out!


Florence + the Machine

James recently turned us onto Florence and the Machine. We're really into their soulful-retro sound, and who doesn't love blue gogo girls with beehive ponytails?

Florence + the Machine - Dog Days Are Over


October 6, 2010

Monument at Gump's

We have some lovely pieces displayed at Gump's San Francisco. Hollywood Regency MCM glam meets Asian design. Gorgeous! If you're in the city, please stop by Gump's to check out all their beautiful things.

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Front entrance with a peek of some of our pieces upon entry.

Nanna Ditzel armchair.

Nanna Ditzel armchair - detail.

Widdicomb black lacquer desk.

Asian-modern brass frame armchair.

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings armchair, Italian gilt mirror and Dorothy Draper red chest.

Dorothy Draper chest

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings armchair

Mastercraft desk & armchair.

Dunbar Armchair

Stiffel white ceramic crackle-glaze & brass lamps.

Hans Wegner Papa Bear chair & ottoman.

Pale periwinkle Blenko vase.

Italian bar trolley by Eugenio Girli for Tecno, Milan.

Dorothy Draper chest & Asian-modern brass frame armchair.

Asian-modern brass frame armchair.

Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture Co. room divider with Blenko green bottle on shelf.

Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture Co. coffee table, one part of the room divider in previous photo.

White Asian-modern lacquer console, with glass brass-bamboo legged coffee table.

Italian case glass bottle with black stopper.

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin club chair in gunmetal leather.

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin club chair in gunmetal leather (full frontal)

Stiffel blue ceramic crackle-glaze & brass lamp.

Very yummy-looking Widdicomb double dresser! (previously posted)

photos: Antoinette Celes