Category Archives: Ruminations

Melvin Dwork – An Honorable Man

I don’t recall when I first saw the interior design work of Melvin Dwork, it might have been in the 1970’s in Architectural Digest; his work had a big impact on me. I remember it to be current with both … Continue reading

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Lindsey Adelman: 10 Years (with love) and Counting!

For creative people, inspiration can be found almost anywhere. At the Rhode Island School of Design all students are required to look at nature, not just a passing glance but to REALLY LOOK, to understand what is at work on … Continue reading

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Art Adventures: B&W Wonders at The Armory Show

Each year I allocate at least one entire day to immerse myself in the wonders at The Armory Show and VOLTA art fairs where historically I am looking for works for my clients – or myself – however, this year … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Artist Yoko Ono built a memorial called the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER for her late husband, John Lennon, on an island off of Reykjavik, Iceland “which emanates wisdom, healing and joy. It communicates awareness to the whole world that peace & love is … Continue reading

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These are a few of my favorite things…

I’m not sure about you, but I always seem to find myself doing my holiday gift shopping in the final days of December; maybe it’s a New York phenomenon, everyone finds themselves busy wrapping up the loose ends at work, … Continue reading

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Travel and Change of Place = New Vigor

A remarkable ‘sconce’ at the Blackman Cruz showroom How is it that the Roman philosopher Seneca (ca. 4 BC – AD 65) would know what a good idea it would be for me to go to the 10th Design Leadership … Continue reading

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John Singer Sargent and ‘The Shining’?

.I think of John Singer Sargent as the masterful “Court Painter” for wealthy and powerful individuals during the Edwardian era; highly sought after, he was commissioned to create grand portraits that served to express and support social position. NOT as an … Continue reading

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“Nothing is Original”

Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch on inspiration: “Nothing is original…”

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The 1951 Himalayan Expedition, and Me

I have never been to the Himalayas, and was born after 1951; but I have been empowered numerous times in my adult life by a passage in the the writings of a Scotsman who did climb the Himalayas in that year. Perhaps … Continue reading

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#TBT – New York Times HOME Section 1989

  Last Thursday was the last day of the HOME Section of the New York Times; there are many of us who lament this change, remembering when the section was a very important source of news about the world of … Continue reading

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