Mies van der Rohe was the world renowned architect credited for creating the design mantra "less is more". This was and still is a great philosophy intended for modern life. In his 1929 Barcelona Pavilion he demonstrated how seamlessly architecture, structure and interior furnishings could complement each other with simplicity and restrained ...Read more
There has never been a monarch more keenly focused on art and design than France's King Louis XIV, the Sun King. As he took the throne at age 5 for 72 years, his impact was felt in almost every aspect of daily life. His most ambitious project was the transformation of a hunting lodge into the Palace of Versailles. There, he had at his disposal ...Read more
Almost every home in the United States has at least one piece of furniture that has seen many years of use. Some may have just appeared after a good day at a rummage sale, or perhaps a relative had purchased it from an antique shop many years ago. Even if you do not have an interest in antiques, you may have a desire to know about the pieces you...Read more
Table settings are a common household subject. Undoubtedly each and every one of us has some degree of experience, good or bad, with setting a table. Table setting are often reflective of the cooks or hosts taste and what kind of decor they prefer. Setting a proper table takes a lot of skill and thought. The decor of the home can set the tone, ...Read more
I had heard about this day from friends. And so just like that, one day in my 49th year, on an otherwise unremarkable day, it arrived: the dreaded AARP envelope with my name on it. I started hyperventilating. An immediate coating of nervous sweat appeared on my forehead as I opened the unwanted envelope with the red card. This can't be happening...Read more
You may have read before how tortured I feel when my housekeeper moves things around the house. Why does she move things that are perfectly placed; or why did she place a discarded gift bow on a sculpture? Is it a joke or a social commentary on my desire to live a perfectly poised life? I know I have written about this once or twice before. ...Read more
It is the summer, and the ebb and flow of the ocean causes a mirage of glitter. Every wave of the ocean refracts a different sparkle of light caught from the rays of sun. In a similar fashion, each summerhouse or condo on the beach represents holiday life in a personal manner. We all have some idea of what a beach project should look like. While...Read more
The saying goes that "Good things come in small packages." That is true when it comes to perfume and jewelry, but in regard to real estate, it's something completely different. Everyone always wants more space, but it is amazing to compare what is considered adequate living space is different places around the world.
In the United States, an ...Read more
Lucifer's SonSergey Mavrodi
The runaway best seller in Russia is now available in English. Compared favorable to Dean Koontz, Stephen king and Bram Stoker, Mavrodi's masterpiece draws the reader into the dark forces that besiege mankind. Lucifer is busy doing what he does best - that is tempting ...
Palm Beach Style
There are cities that exude style. I am lucky. I happen to live in one.
Palm Beach is a town where all the famous and infamous who's-its of the world, that know the best of the best, come to rest and relax in their very stylish homes. Mention the name Palm Beach anywhere in the world and chances are they know it or have ...Read more