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Architectural Digest Home Show 2011

I was lucky enough to spend the day in NYC at the Architectural Digest Home Show at Pier 94. It was almost 75 degrees out on the pier, so it could not have been a better day to play hooky from the studio.

These World War II Naval Observation Binoculars were very cool. Mostly salvaged from German and Japanese ship yards, the artist dismantled them, removed the camo paint, restored the optics and polished them to perfection. Prices ranged from $15,000 to $60,000.

I love the work of Art Donovan. This piece is from his Steampunk Collection.

I stopped by for a visit to my friends at Crown Point Cabinetry. Check out their website. They are offering several new designs.

My friend, Susan Serra, CKD, launched her new kitchen furniture company, Bornholm, at the show. The pieces look as good live, as they do on the website.

It was great to finally meet Susan in person. We’ve been blogging friends for years, but haven’t met until today. The Internet is truly an amazing thing.

I shared more of my favorites from the show on Twitter. Check out my tweet stream here.


I love the simplicity of this new store.

From canvas:

Welcome to canvas, a new collection of ceramics, wooden objects, textiles, accessories and furniture for the home created by artisans and craftsmen from the US and abroad.

canvas is a journey around the globe that combines natural materials with interesting textures. Unstructured, soft shapes and subtle colours define a look that is understated yet elegant.

With a continued pursuit of products made under fair trade and green principles, we aim for a collection that represents simple, sustainable style.

Living Well Link of the Week: canvas

Sweet Source for Salvage


Urban Archaeology is one of our favorite sources for light fixtures and tile, but that’s not all they do. In addition to hardware, plumbing and furnishings, they also offer a full selection of salvaged pieces. Check out the c.1900 medical cabinet above.


This medical cabinet has twelve rotating, locking drawers; an upper cabinet with locking glass doors, glass side panels; mirrored back, bottom and top and a bottom cabinet with locking metal doors and shelf. The finish is Powder Coated.

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Beautiful. It can be yours for $19,500.

Sherle Wagner


Since 1945, Sherle Wagner International has been recognized world wide as the premier source for luxury hardware and bath accessories. Our product range has expanded significantly over the years, moving beyond the bathroom and embracing the contemporary without departing from appreciation for the classics. Each new line we introduce remains consistent with the high design and fabrication standards that have made us the leader in the industry for over sixty years.

Sherle Wagner International was founded by a man with a passion for perfection and an eye for elegance: a pioneer in realizing that the utilitarian does not have to mean the mundane. Mr. Wagner was, first and foremost, an artist. Sherle Wagner designs maintain a quality of timelessness through an artist’s understanding of an aesthetic that does not pass with the ages.

Because all Sherle Wagner products are originals, made by us from the design inception stage to completion, the results are unparalleled. We use old world artisans and timeless techniques, so that every piece is a true original. The Sherle Wagner name is synonymous with luxury and characterized by fine detail, meticulous finishing and authenticity.
Living Well Link of the Week: Sherle Wagner

Concreteworks Studio

Concreteworks is a design studio specializing in the craft of concrete. They’ve developed a lightweight concrete-based composite that allows them to fabricate countertops, bath tubs, sinks, tile, furniture and pretty much anything else they can dream up.

Living Well Link of the Week: Concreteworks Studio

Buzz. Buzz. Buzz.

Bjorn sent me the link to this great store. If you’re into modern design, you should take a peek.


Hive was founded in 2002 with the idea that Good Design can and should be presented in an inspired, knowledgeable and friendly manner.

From humble beginnings fueled primarily on inspiration, hive has grown to inhabit its own free-standing building in the Pearl District, Portland’s most upscale urban neighborhood. We are proud to be an authorized retailer for Alessi, Artemide, Artifort, Carl Hansen, Cassina, Flos, Kartell, Knoll & Vitra to name just a few. hive has been noted in national magazines such as Dwell, Index, In Style, Lucky and Western Interiors magazines.

We like to think of, as the web-stop for the savvy design enthusiast…. bringing the rare and unusual plus time-tested icons of design directly to your front door. Our manifesto is really quite simple: to share the joys of Good Design while providing value and excellence in service to our patrons. Whether you simply enjoy browsing the product pages to see what’s new, or dive directly in and order a quantity of Eero Aarnio Ball Chairs, we hope to foster a fun web-based environment where people can delight in Good Design on their own terms.

Living Well Link of the Week: Hive

House Wrecking

Looking for a nice Sunday drive?

Wind your way up the Merritt to Stamford, Connecticut and check out United House Wrecking. Give yourself lots of time to browse and bring plenty of cash. They’re not cheap, but they have an incredible selection of antique furniture, woodwork (I’m always attracted to the elaborate designs of the vintage bars), hardware, lighting, fireplace mantels, doors, windows and pretty much anything else that might be salvaged from a demolished piece of architecture.

United House Wrecking, 535 Hope Street, Stamford, CT 06906

Click here for driving directions. Enjoy the drive.

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