I love parcels in the mail and this one from Kim is fantastic! Three magazines including two from Domino, Canadian Indian art cards and print, necklaces, table runner from the fabric in her dining room, flock paper from her canvases in the hall and a cute piece she picked up on etsy. I love the pieces that are connected to her home and I particularly love the card that came with it. You see I got to see her handwriting and that was like seeing Kim. (We still haven't even heard each others voices.) The card was the best thing ....well maybe the two copies of Domino were. Just kidding!! Thank you so much Kim.
Tracy Curtis and Page Gandy recently joined forces to form 3Fold Design. Together they are dedicated to forming personal relationships with clients to design spaces that are sustainable, universal and modern. Their portfolio is small on their website but it packs a punch. Definitely one to bookmark and return to as the site grows. Love their use light reflecting materials and boldly colored contemporary furnishings like the Mademoiselle armchair by Philippe Starck.
Robert D. Henry Architects is located in New York and offers planning, architecture and interior design including lighting and furniture design. Unfortunately only 2 of the residences in their online portfolio include photos, but it is enough to demonstrate the talent of this firm. I love the cut-out reading nook - brilliant!
Tali emailed us with links to Israeli design. "I wanted to bring to your attention the existence of Israeli Design. In recent years, we've had a huge transformation in this branch in Israel. The Israelis were never known for their good taste. It's a relatively new country, with no heritage of craftsmanship and art and for many years, interior design was considered to be 'not important' here. Most Israeli houses were not very decorative, and in many cases were simply tasteless .... That has radically changed in recent years ..... (one link) is a site of a very talented young Interior Designer named Uri Ronen. His design is very modern, yet it retains the unique "Israeli Spirit" of warmth, lightness and homeliness." Uri's architecture and design practice is based in Haifa and if this is where architecture and interior design is heading in Israel then tasteless is a tag that won't be used for long. Thanks for the link Tali!
Bill Nicholas, Susan Budd and John Dutton are the forces behind Nicholas.Budd.Dutton, a Los Angeles-based firm that specializes in architecture, urban design and landscape. "We believe in the seemingly contradictory qualities of modesty and obsession, tradition and innovation, repose and movement, light and shadow." This firm also maintains that there's an importance in the relationship between landscape and building, which would explain the beautiful quality of light in the spaces they've designed with the innovative placement of windows.