Whaler’s Delight

Back in the days of Moby-Dick, men on whaling ships spent their downtime carving objects from whale bone and dreaming of pie. What other explanation could there be for the […]

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This Art Form Still Inspires Style Today

Ever since the mid-19th century, when ukiyo-e prints took Paris by storm, Westerners have been enchanted with this Japanese art form. Katsushika Hokusai’s The Great Wave Off Kanagawa is now […]

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Cover Your Table in Summertime Blues

A sunny take on the summertime blues The design team at Kim Seybert, a maker of fine tabletop decor and luxury home accessories, always brings a fresh perspective to the […]

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Tale of the Egg & the Swan

Two chairs with fanciful names take their place in modern design history Imagine burrowing into a supersized eggshell with its sides curving around you in a protective embrace. Or for […]

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The It Girl’s Sofa

Madame Récamier left a lasting legacy to the furniture world    If you were listing the attributes that make someone an “It girl,” Juliette Récamier circa 1800 would tick all […]

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A Tale of Two Houses

Lambert Castle and the Botto Residence tell opposite sides of a story In 1892, a Paterson, New Jersey millionaire named Catholina Lambert set out to build the mansion of his […]

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The PH Artichoke Lamp

The iconic PH Artichoke Lamp, designed by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen, has a fanciful look born of technical complexity The soft glow of petroleum lamps at the turn of […]

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Styling a Timeless Summer Soiree

Nature is the muse for a tablescape that balances rustic with refined Whether you’re hosting a romantic summer wedding, chic bridal shower or any occasion summer soiree, there’s something about […]

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Grand Dunand

The eternal elegance of Jean Dunand’s Art Deco designs In 1912, decorative artist Jean Dunand and Japanese lacquer master Seizo Sugawara struck a deal. Sugawara had asked Dunand’s assistance in […]

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