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"My Friend Robert" @ Johnson Trading Company!!!

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exhibited 
a collection of the work of furniture dealer/artist
at Design/Miami 2012.
 
The installation created by gallery owner
a great friend & collector of Loughlin's work,
celebrated the legendary artist.

A dealer since the 60's, Loughlin began painting
his signature motifs on 
"found" recycled furniture" .....
picked-up at flea markets & thrift stores
in the 80's. 
 
His quirky signature motifs included ...
a man with a cigarette, 
Zippo lighters & other thematic emblems 
of the times.
 
Johnson has also published a book titled
featuring his collection of furniture 
with Loughlin's iconic imagery.
 
I adored the pieces but,
 had a special response to the mirror,
which has a logo sticker with the Greek letters 
of my college sorority ...
Sigma Delta Tau!!!
 
Very 1960's ....
now considered very vintage!!!

Garden of Earthly Delights @ Rossana Orlandi, Milan!

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"Tentlamps" Lotty Lindeman

 

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Bronze Sculpture by Nacho Carbonell

 

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"Bamboo Bench" Gal Ben Arav

 

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"Cook Collection" Roberto Moro

 

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"38 Collection" Bocci Lighting

 

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"Hanging On" Hoda Baroudi & Maria  Hibri for Bokja

 

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Color, as it happens, by chance .... in the garden!!!!

 

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Antique lockers that have been in the garden forever!!!
Rossana Orlandi is the "High Priestess" of Design!!!!

Her eponymous store is where it all begins to percolate in Milan  ....
A first stop during Milan's Salone del Mobile,
whether old stand-bys or fresh talent ....
the international design community pays strict attention 
to whatever & whoever she exhibits!!!

And it all starts when you walk into "the garden" .... 
the heart of the exhibition!!!

Domus ....... Inside Is An "Accessorator's Fantasty"!!!!

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on West 44th St. in Hells Kitchen,
 is an "accessorator's" dream come true .....
from outside to in!!!

travel for one month every year, 
to countries that have included Afghanistan, 
Mexico, India, Vietnam, Peru, & Brazil,
filling their store with an international blend of
eclectic & inviting "goodies."

The collection includes an extraordinary assortment of 
textiles & tapestries, decorative pillows, ceramics, 
glassware, jewelry, soaps, toys,
and divine "potions, lotions, & oils," 
that soothe both body & soul!!!

The mix of products celebrate handcrafted items 
from artisan & artists worldwide, 
often focusing on
"equitable & sustainable environments."

is definitely a fantastic addition to 
the accessorator's "must-see" shopping guide!!!!

Domus ....... Outside Is An "Accessorator's Delight"!!!!

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This divine tree grows on West 44th Street in front of
an "accessorator's" dream!!!

have created this delightful store of goodies ....
located in Hells Kitchen,
it all begins with this "crocheted fantasy" out front!!!!

Tomorrow .......
 the "fabulousness" of what's inside!!!

The Chicest Paul Smith in Paris ......... Tourrette!!!!

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English designer Paul Smith has a collection of the
most fabulously "accessorated" stores 
through-out the world!!!

Last year I stumbled upon my current favorite,
possibly the smallest & most unusual,
Tourrette, located at 70 Rue de Grenelle, Paris!!!

According to Smith, "The store dates back to the Thirties
when La Tourrette was opened by Monsieur Tourrette 
as a "Bougnat";
the left side of the shop selling coal, 
the right side selling wine,
supplies considered to be the staples of a Parisian winter."

Applying a universal design philosophy to all of his shops,
his design team has re-invented the space, 
while still being "sympathetic 
to it's history & retaining its identity."

The store has not changed either inside or out ...
the floors, the walls, the details,
& the original signage remain in place, 
with the addition of "vintage inspired" fixtures.

Smith's stores are all "accessoration's supreme"!!!

Currently this is my favorite ......
but who know's what's next in the world of