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Barccarat & The Campanas ..... A Can't Miss Combo!!!

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There is nothing is more glamorous than a  
Baccarat crystal chandelier .....
except one that is designed by internationally renown 
Brazilian design gurus 

Mixing bamboo branches, plaited wicker 
& other natural fibers 
with the most world's finest crystal
is lighting genius!!!

A fabulous "accessoration divine"
& a sublime example of "high/low design,"
created by the originators of this design trend!!!

Always More @ 10 Corso Como .... The Roof Garden!!!

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I returned to Carla Sozzani's
10 Corso Como last week 
during Milan's design extravaganza ....
& was again awed by the extraordinary talent of 
artist/designer Chris Ruhs!!!

This time I climbed the circular staircase 
above the gallery .....
to find this brilliant roof garden!!!

There was so much to see.....
murals, planters, furniture, mosaics, all things "art" .....
plus the spectacular garden folly!!!

It is the "ultimate accessoration of accessorations"!!!! 

Milan Style 2013 ..... An Ode to "Don't Fence Me In"!!!!

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Love Milan Design Week ....
everything looks like an "accessoration supreme"!!!!

This is a sublime updated "fence accessoration," 
that would be absolutely fabulous 
in East Hampton!!!

Paola Navone's "Secret Accessorations" @ Milan 2013!!!

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Sometimes Milan Design Week can feel like a secret society ....
especially for me!!!

But, standing in front of "design guru"  
new Tortona office/studio
I immediately sensed this wasn't a random
collection of oil drums!!!

I knew this was a very specific "Navone-blue" installation,
thought-out with great detail 
by the "accessorator supreme" herself!!!

WOW, I realized I had finally broken
the secret "design code" ....
& maybe I'm really part of this "design thing"!!!

"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!!!