Perfect Imperfect featured image

Perfect Imperfect is based on the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, which promotes the beauty inherent in imperfection, impermanence, and authenticity. Importantly, this is accomplished without losing sight of the advantages of living in the twenty-first century. Read More →

Absolutely Beautiful Things Decorating inspiration for a bright and colourful life. Featured Image

In Absolutely Beautiful Things, successful designer Anna Spiro shows you how to create an interior that’s just right for you. To her, it’s all about the mix, not the match, and, with her help, you’ll find beauty in unexpected places. She’ll give you the confidence to put together a layered and very individual home using elements you love, and make you see your old belongings in a new light.Read More →

Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann interior featured image

Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann (1879 – 1933) was a French designer who was born and lived in Paris. n 1907, he took over his father’s house painting company in Paris. He first exhibited his work in 1911, with architect Charles Plumet and couturier Jacques Doucet, Frantz Jourdain, and Tony Selmersheim.Read More →

Charlotte Perriand in the famous “Chaise longue basculante B 306,” from 1929

Charlotte Perriand (1903 – 1999) was a designer and architect from France. Perriand’s designs are most commonly associated with furniture created in the 1920s in collaboration with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. Still, her contribution to design was much more critical.Read More →

The ultimate resource for creative terrace, roof garden, patio, and balcony design ideas for outdoor spaces of all shapes and sizes, 150 Best Terrace and Balcony Ideas is the ultimate resource for innovative terrace, roof garden, patio, and balcony design ideas for outdoor spaces of all shapes and sizes. Read More →

Perttu Mentula was a Finnish architect and interior, exhibition, product, graphic, and furniture designer. Career Summary Between 1958-60, studied Taideteollinen Korkeakoulu, Helsinki. 1958-60, he was active as an interior and product designer in the offices of Antti Nurmesniemi and Timo Sarpaneva, and of Toivo Korkonen and Reino Lamminsoila, all Helsinki;Read More →

A pair of lounge chairs ca.1975 by Jay Spectre

Jay Spectre (1930 – 1992) was an American Interior and furniture designer. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He was professionally active in New York.

He began his interior design career in 1951 in Louisville. In 1968, he established the design company Jay Spectre, in New York. He designed interiors for luxury homes, private jet aircraft, yachts, and offices, which showed Art Deco, Asian, and African influences with high-tech and hand-carved elements. Read More →

Lily Reich plans for Mies house

Lilly Reich (1885 – 1947) was a German interior designer and furniture and exhibition designer. Reich was born into a wealthy family of factory-owners. Education She learned embroidery and studied at the Wiener Werkstätte in Vienna under Josef Hoffmann in 1908. In 1910 she became a pupil of Else Oppler-LegbandRead More →

Helen Abson - ZAB Design

Helen Abson, who trained as an architect, is an Australian designer. She pursued architecture for five years; founded ZAB Design where she designed fabrics that exhibited a preoccupation for texture achieved through pattern and colour.Read More →

Vasilii Dmitrievich Ermilov (1884-1968) Russian architect and book set designer

Vasilii Dmitrievich Ermilov (1884-4968), a Russian architect, book and set designer, interior designer, and illustrator. He was born in Kharkov (now Ukraine).  Buy painting – Suprematist composition – Vasily Ermilov – Suprematism Ermilov Vasily Dmitrievich 1894-1968 Painter, graphic artist, architect, scene-designer, master of decorative and applied arts. Vasily Ermilov wasRead More →

Donald Deskey three-panel-screen

Donald Deskey was an American industrial, furniture, and interior designer. He was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota. He was professionally active in New York. He may have lacked the European sophistication and architectural training of his friend Paul Frankl. However, he created a uniquely American modern style that combined streamliningRead More →

Schoen's table in the ladies' powder room in the RKO Roxy Theatre

Eugene Schoen (1880 – 1957) was an American architect and designer. He was born and professionally active in New York. He was one of the few American born designers during the 20s and 30s to achieve success. Education He studied architecture, Columbia University, New York, to 1901; Akademie der bildendenRead More →

Lobby, Grand Hotel, Washington DC 1987. Charles Pfister

Charles Pfister (1939 to 1990) was an American interior and furniture designer and architect. He was professionally active in San Francisco.  After earning a B.A. in Architecture from the University of California, Charles Pfister worked as an interior designer at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for 15 years. It was duringRead More →

Massimo Vignelli Italian Designer

Massimo Vignelli was an Italian graphic, industrial, interior, and furniture designer. He was born in Milan. He was professionally active in Milan, New York, and Chicago. Vignelli was an acclaimed graphic designer who created a modernist vision with book covers, furniture, corporate logos and even the New York City subwayRead More →