Friday, June 29, 2012

A Soldier's Life

1. English wax portrait
2. Vintage toy soldier tent
3. 19th c. teak & brass mounted campaign chest by Army & Navy C.B.L
4. French officers dress epaulettes
5. Oak Edwardian folding campaign bed

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Colorful Past

1. Cuno Amiet, Portrait of Anna Amiet (The Green Hat)
2. Deborah Lloyd home via The Coveteur
3. Cuno Amiet, Portrait of Anna Amiet via La Liberte
4. Upholstered Chaise Longue from Abigail Chase London
5. Upholstered Chaise Longue from Abigail Chase London
6. Cuno Amiet, Self Portrait with Apple via Art Bear
7. Kate Spade's study via Luster Interiors
8. Cuno Amiet via Schweizer Illustrierte
9. Tom Scheerer bedroom

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Stories in White

Through our journeys we've seen some incredible monograms on French antique linens. All created by hand, this is truly a lost art replaced with simplified designs executed by machine. Paired with Rauschenberg below, the depth and meaning behind these letters tell a beautiful story and hint at a world beyond the medium. 

1, 6. French antique monogrammed sheets, MF
2. Antique linen sheet monogrammed RA
3. Silence 5, Richard Rauschenberg
4. French hand lines monogrammed HP
5. White Painting (three panels), Richard Rauschenberg
7. Suprematist Composition: White on White, Kazimir Malevich
8. French monogrammed sheets ED
9. White Painting, Richard Rauschenberg

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Now that we're making some real progress on our kitchen in NH, we're been thinking about the details... lighting, paint colors and of course the floors. We love the look of painted floors and decided to do that in the main area of the kitchen. Here's some inspiration we've found to get our wheels turning on patterns and colors...  

1, 2, 3. Design Crisis
4.  Sohaus

Friday, June 22, 2012


1., 3., 5., 7. Stoneware in Brilliant Colors and Forms from Bison Australia
2., 4., 6., 8. Hooked Rugs up for Auction at Cottone Auctions

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cuno Amiet's Reds

 These Cuno Amiet portraits, created in the first quarter of the 20th century, astound us. From russet to berry, brick to cinnamon, Amiet's reds are smeared, brushed and dabbled across these canvases creating perpetual movement and a strange calm. He's a favorite and these paintings are top of the list.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Like An 1860's Woman

1. Lady Clementina Hawarden, Isabella Grace and Clementina Hawarden via Red-Grey.Co.UK
2. 1860's Walking Dress at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
3. Lady Clementina Hawarden, Isabella Grace, Clementina Maude and Elphinstone Agnes
4. Boots, 160-1869 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
5. Lady Clementina Hawarden, Clementina
6. Evening Dress by Mme Olympe at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
7. Lady Clementina Hawarden, Grace Maude and Clementina Maude
8. Hing Sheng Boot and Shoe Maker's Evening Slippers at The Metropolitan Museum  of Art