Sunday, October 31, 2010


Happy Halloween!

"Burniture": Hongtao Zhou is a Wisconsin-based sculptor who created a set of burning chairs out of wax. Over time the chair will burn, melt, and collapse. 
Black Spider Candle, L'Object
Jeweled Weevil Cuff, NAGA Jewelry
Piet Boon
Hot Kroon Molten Wall Light, Piet Boon
Black Dinner Plate, Aletha Soule
Large Orange Glass Pumpkin, Cohn-Stone Studios
Quartz Golden Spider Pendant, Uzca
Mother of pearl tray, Douglas Little, DL & Co.

Skull Chocolates, Douglas Little

Monday, October 18, 2010


We are very pleased to be featured in Remodel Magazine's January 2011 issue.

The article "Transformed by Tile", by Kathie Kull, features our transformation of a dated master bathroom into a sea-inspired sophisticated retreat!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


We are currently in the process of designing a dining room lighting installation for a client that loves entertaining friends and family in their beautiful Los Angeles home. Mounted above a one-of-a-kind custom dining table, this large cluster of lights suspended at irregular heights will dazzle the diner and create a wonderful play of light in the room, setting the stage for spectacular dinner and holiday parties.

The Mira, having a reputation as Hong Kong's "hottest" hotel, is beautifully designed, featuring modern and sometimes whimsical designs that are stylish and impressive. Their breathtaking lighting installations, seen below, set the stage for an unforgettable experience.
Here is a sneak-peek of our design concept for our client's dining room: a sculptural expression through glass and light.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Originally a jewelry designer for Yves Saint Laurent and Lacroix as well as a perfume bottle designer for Christian Dior, Parisian Hervé van der Straeten is now also renowned for his modern furniture and lighting designs.
Whatever his creations - consoles, mirrors, cabinets, lighting, perfume bottles or jewelry – "Van der Straeten constantly explores a graphic purity and makes radical choices in terms of movement, elegance and unconventional, unexpected expression".
His instantly recognizable designs are known for their often contrasting materials, bold form and elegant lines. "He's a renaissance man of design, lending his talents to interiors and furniture, handcrafted in his workshop just outside Paris" writes Booth Moore for the Los Angeles Times.
We are inspired by his contemporary, often provocative style. His finely crafted designs are sculptural, artistic expressions that will surely stand the test of time.

Console available through Ralph Pucci.

Hervé Van der Straeten

Hervé Van der Straeten console - hairstylist Frederic Fekkai's home. Elle Decor.
Hervé Van der Straeten chandelier - hairstylist Frederic Fekkai's home. Elle Decor.
Contemporary bronze lantern
by Herve van der Straeten. Paris, 2004.
Contemporary patinated bronze sconces
by Herve van der Straeten. Paris, 2004.
For more on Hervé van der Straeten, read The New York Times article "On the Seine, Haut Baroque":