Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Art Mirroring Life

Library twist via decorpad2

Charmion von Wiegand, #112 at Treadway via Liveauctioneers

We're not sure which comes first, if one is the inspiration for the other, but we love both the art and the design.

Kenneth Noland, Untitled

Vintage Dart Boards via Remodelista

Monday, November 28, 2011


1., 3., 5., 7. Masato Sekiya Osaka house via Dezeen
2., 4., 6. Terry Evans from the Field Museum Series

New England Thanksgiving

We had a lovely weekend with family and friends (although some very specials ones were missed) to celebrate Thanksgiving. Mother Nature provided a perfectly white layer of snow and we all pitched in to make our Thanksgiving feast. Our antique house seemed like it was made to celebrate the holiday in, accented with evergreens from the yard and left over apples that didn't make it into the pie...

Friday, November 25, 2011


There's snow here in New Hampshire. We left NYC with drizzly greys and arrived here to glistening whites and dramatic silhouettes. Vintage palettes and ski pix (via Flickr) remind us that the fun has just begun!

Cuno Amiet via The Blue Lantern

Ken Perry, The Hunter's House (we lost on Liveauctioneers)

Cuno Amiet at Musee d'Orsay

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

NYC has been a bit gloomy this week and the only lively colors seem to be the subway seats as we shuttle from one neighborhood to the next. So, this Thanksgiving we're heading to NH. We leave you with a photo of what we've seen and what we're leaving for the next few days. A bit grey, but still beautiful!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Romeo Castellucci

Regardless of your belief (one of us is Jewish, the other Christian), you cannot deny the impact of religious iconography-emotional and beautiful.

Alstead, NH cemetary

Head of Christ Crowned with Thorns, circa 1510

Alstead, NH

Romeo Castellucci via Utopia Parkway

Monday, November 21, 2011

We Have Our Eye on You

As we prepare for the holiday weekend, we have other things on our mind besides turkey and stuffing. Thanksgiving weekend is notorious for big auctions and we've been previewing the offerings at all of our favorite auction houses. Here are some favorites that we hope to come home with...

1. 19th C carousel horse in original paint
2. 18th C footed blanket box in old green paint
3. Curly maple Queen Anne tea table
4. Portrait, lady w/single drapery, in good grain painted frame
5. Chippendale maple wing chair w/adjustable back, old red
6. Fine 18th C American School Queen Anne walnut wall mirror

Friday, November 18, 2011

Take Away

This is the latest photo of our house (from the side) after the bushes and trees have been cleared, shutters removed, grass planted and ground strawed for the winter. The more we clear, the more beautiful it becomes (or the more apparent it's beauty). It's a lesson we are taught daily by observing masters like the two below:

James Bishop, Untitled via The Heavenly

Andrew Wyeth, Weatherside

James Bishop, Untitled at MOMA

Andrew Wyeth, Brinton's Mill, Study for Night Sleeper

James Bishop, Untitled at MOMA

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Making Faces

There has always been something fun, yet sinister, about the imagery of carnivals, the circus and side shows. That macabre element informs the work of Fred Stonehouse as well. Beautifully rendered, his work captures the "something" that repels us, but draws us in....into the tent to see the two-headed pony or a masterful painting.

1. Fred Stonehouse, Race for the Sun
2. Early Sheet Metal Carnival Toss sold at Copake Auctions
3. Fred Stonehouse, Song of Sinaloa via Flickr
4. Carnival Target at Brunk Auctions via Liveauctioneers
5. Fred Stonehouse, The Immigrant
6. Carnival Toss at Copake Auctions
7. Fred Stonehouse, Vox via The Rock River Times