Posts Tagged ‘table’

If Studio 54 were in the Emerald City

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

“Electrified Plexiglas and Mirrored Glass Low Table,” circa 1970-79, by American designer Ron Ferri. American Glam. From the artnet site:

“There are few designers who captured the essence of the Studio 54 era as well as Ron Ferri did. The Emerald green Plexiglas base is illuminated from within and rests on a sleek mirrored glass top.

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2thewalls

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

2thewalls is the closest thing on the internet to the much-missed and now cult-status Nest: Quarterly of Interiors. Finding 2thewalls is a bit like falling down the rabbit hole, and not just because reading it feels like deciphering text printed on a zebra crossing.

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Lost City Arts

Friday, May 29th, 2009

I found Lost City Arts by accident when searching for works by Harry Bertoia. Like this shop, Lost City has eccentric art and furniture pieces that are substantially more eye-catching or compelling than market-produced objects mainly because most of their art furniture was, in fact, made by sculptors.

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Donald Judd’s loft at 101 Spring Street

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

This is artist Donald Judd’s loft in Soho, maintained as a museum and open for viewing after recent restorations. It was one of the first artist’s lofts in Soho – not to mention in New York – and is now almost the paradigmatic example of loft living. Judd bought the entire 1870’s industrial building for 70,000 in 1968 and moved in with his family.

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Gabriella Crespi

Monday, April 6th, 2009

A quasi-surreal or space age ‘Polished Steel Coffee Table’ by Italian architect and designer Gabriella Crespi looks like a metal crystal formation of some kind. It’s circa 1970s, year unknown. Very beautiful as well as multifunctional. The staggered leaves are retractable, like drawers, and it’s covered with a mirror-finish steel.

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Oak Rooms – Gentlemen’s Club in Notting Hill

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Seriously, is there still such a thing as a gentlemen’s club? Alright, so if we’re going to have gender segregation, then women might want a club too, in my case a women’s club where people can talk about books or politics or even men but where no one ever mentions Sex and the City.

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