From the October/November 2013 Issue:

Style Sense

Michael Curry Mosaics, Metropolitan Window Fashions, Farrow & Ball


Sparkling Talent
“Refraction of Diamond,” a new work by artist Michael Curry of Michael Curry Mosaics in New York City, is a visual delight of silvered glass in shades of emerald and sky. “I began by creating a single triangular block consisting of green mirror on one side and blue mirror on the other side,” says Curry, who puts a modern spin on the ancient art of mosaics with one-of-a-kind glass wall sculptures. “I was curious to see what would happen if I duplicated this block and then repeated it in an alternating pattern. Nine hundred blocks later, the result was a dramatic melding of color from left to right as well as top to bottom.

“But what was most interesting to me was the mirage of diamonds that began to appear,” he says. “The blocks reflected themselves to create diamonds within diamonds.”

Contact the artist at 917-450-7733. For more on his work, michaelcurrymosaics.com.

Artist Michael Curry with “Refraction of Diamond.”


Hide & Seek New electronic window film provides privacy and protection

Assure your privacy, save energy and protect furnishings from the sun’s damaging rays with a new window film that turns windows from clear to opaque with the flip of a switch. Electronic Privacy Window Film is applied directly to glass windows and connected to a standard 110V power source. When you want to see outdoors, the film allows a clear view and provides UV protection and solar-heat reduction. When you flip the switch, the windows change from clear to dim to opaque. Available at Metropolitan Window Fashions, with locations in East Hanover, Lambertville, North Plainfield and Paramus. Metropolitan’s installers are trained to apply the film to any size, shape and type of windowpane.
877-722-1100 or windowfashions.com.


Enticing Color
9 new colors will join the collection of Farrow & Ball, the British paint and wallpaper expert with intriguing names and stories for each of its paints. Farrow & Ball offers an edited range of 132 eco-friendly, pigment-rich paint colors in a range of interior and exterior finishes. When new colors are introduced, those they replace are retired to an archive, where they remain available to order.

Among the colors debuting September 9 (clockwise from top left) are St. Giles Blue, a clean, strong blue found in the seventeenth century St. Giles House at Wimborne St. Giles in England; Mole’s Breath, a contemporary hue that works well with all Farrow & Ball neutrals; Nancy’s Blushes, a charming pink that’s perfect in contemporary and traditional settings; and Yellowcake, a classic color that will look as cheerful in today’s homes as when bright yellow was popular in the 1960s. To see the other five new colors, visit farrow-ball.com. Prices start at $92.50 per gallon. Farrow & Ball is available in New Jersey at Capital Paint Centers in Colts Neck (capitalpaintcenters.com) and Eagle Paint & Wallpaper in Englewood (eaglepaintandwallpaper.com).