With last week being a complete write-off for us (we were travelling), we are sure glad that this week's H&H is so good.
With the nice spring warmth and our nesting impulses at full tilt, this week is inspiring. In particular we recommend you pay close attention to Elaine Louie's China story. Though China is our cheap manufacturing source, it is also fast becoming a major art and design influence. The next Pollock will be from Bejing.
China's New Home Life: Must read and see. The style is an odd mix of new and old, but the scale, the scale! China is BIG.
Personal Shopper - Wood Slab Tables: Marianne Roars back with this great roundup of stylish wood tables. We particularly like the wood from Phillip Euell.
Kips Bay - Buatta, Goatskin and an $85,000 Stove: Rick Marin steps into the Kips Bay showhouse (April 25 to May 23) and struggles with the upper crust. You gotta check out the stove though.
Q. How do I make furniture I inherited look contemporary? The answer is great new fabric. Two good sources here.
- It's about Dorothy Draper, but the star is Millree Hughes: Watch out Curtis!
- A new line of plates and centerpieces by Royal Tichelaar Makkum: Very cool and very Dutch. Look closely at the images.
- Martinique, from Mokum: A new Big Bling fabric pattern at Holly Hunt.
- Hand woven fabrics by Takako Ueki and other Japanese designers at Habu Textiles: This is a new discovery and just what is so good about Currents.
- Ruby Beets Returns!: This well known Hamptons shop is opening again after five years - in Sag Harbor.