Sunday, September 19, 2010


Whether it be a leather stuffed animal, a horse-shaped lamp or a bed shaped like a bird, animal-style accessories can liven up a room and inject some comedy into a space!
Francois--Xavier Lalanne bed

Canopy bed sculpture by François Lalanne in an early Paris apartment living room of Jacques Grange. From the book French Style by Suzanne Slesin & Stafford Cliff.

Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne worked and exhibited together for decades and hold a particular place in the world of contemporary art. As well known for their monumental sculptures as their day-to-day objects, they took their inspiration from nature and animals, always trying to ensure that their work was beautiful as well as practical.

 If you lift up the sides of the giant brass rhinoceros by François-Xavier Lalanne, it turns into a secretaire with a writing table and storage boxes. 

Horse lamp by Front for Moooi

Pig Table by Front for Moooi

Jonathan Adler stuffed leather rhinoceros.

Rabbit Lamp by Front for Moooi

Sunday, September 12, 2010


We are currently designing a climate controlled wine closet for one of our clients who is an avid wine collector. Displaying a wonderful collection of wines in a wine closet, wine cellar or tasting room is an excellent way to add character and luxury to your home. We love wine cellars with a contemporary touch, incorporating modern elements into an old tradition.

This suspension system created by Sand Studios is a beautiful, contemporary way of displaying a treasured collection of bottles.

For those with limited space, creating wine storage below ground in a custom spiral staircase can be a convenient and interesting solution.

A highly unusual wine glass. Petit Coeur, design: Etienne Meneau

Wine Decanters. Design: Etienne Meneau