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My Visit to Doha ..... Sittin' Around the Middle East!!!

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My favorite "accessorations" are always chairs, 
stools, benches, & couches ....
anything I can sit on!!!

And in Doha, I was enthralled by
all of the divine possibilities of places
to sit!!

I keep thinking about the sublime green benches 
for my garden ......
one of the gorgeous inlaid wood chairs 
for my living room ..... 
or a bench with red, black, & white striped pillows 
for my porch!!!

I think these pieces are sublime .....
absolutely must have "over-the-top" accessorations!!!

Brenda Antin's Treasure Trove of Fabulousity in LA!!!

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The very British Brenda Antin is the most divine, 
delightful,& delicious "shopkeeper" in LA
& her eponymous shop is fantastically fabulous, 
& a designer's "trade secret"!!!
 
The store is a unique blend of vintage & new ....
including a melange of French & English & Italian antique 
furniture, lamps, & accessories!!!
 
Plus Brenda's "own" stunning custom collection 
of linen (natural & over-dyed) upholstered furniture!!!
 
She has also created extraordinary wicker furniture 
that she manufactures in LA!!!
 
And there is also a stunning selection 
of bespoke pillows!!!
 
BUT, I am most in awe of her enormous collection 
of vintage textiles!!!
Traveling to France, England, & Italy, 
I'm sure Brenda & her husband Mike 
never met a piece of linen, toile, or ticking 
that they didn't ship back to LA!!!
 
In her upstairs loft, this "textile junkie" 
also has a secret trove of goodies
from around the world .....
including incredible indigos, India quilts, 
& Japanese silks!!!
 
Brenda is the ultimate "accessorator supreme" 
& a "must-meet" in LA!!!!
 
An old-fashioned kinda' girl,
Brenda has no website ...
but can be reached at

Booths @ Miami Art Fairs Featured Great Design Too!!!

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The "marriage" of furniture & art at international art fairs 
always fascinates me ...
especially last month at Miami's zillion fairs!!!
 
Featured at  Berlin's Neugerriemschneider Gallery
were LA based sculptor Jorge Pardo's 
brightly colored plastic wrapped 
table & chairs chairs,
as well as his divine light fixtures!!!
 
Artist Julian Hoeber's Shaker inspired 
grey cotton web & wood pieces
were at NYC's Harris Lieberman Gallery.
The four seating pieces fit under the glass table, 
creating a sculptural square!!!
 
which usually has great furniture in their booth,
had a divine "photo print" table 
by collaborative artists
 
Vintage Brazilian 50's furniture included 
Zanini ameba-shaped wooden table that was
paired with vintage Eames chairs
at NYC's CRG Gallery,
& a divine sculptural large wooden octagon table 
& leather chairs 
at NYC's Sean Kelly Gallery!!!
 
I saw so much great design,
paired with
soooo much great art  .....
it was heard to know what to look at first!!!

My London "Olympic Design Shopping Guide" Is Online!!!

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My flip-book for this month's 
is available online 
& it is oh-soooo au courant!!!

is perfect for everyone going to London for the Olympics,
but who's favorite Olympic sport is ......

And even if you're not going to the Olympics ....
add these divine stores to your London "must-do" list,
'cuz these are great shopping tips!!! 

Round Radiators .... Found Objects From Another Era!

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I adore these cast iron antique
I found in several downtown NYC buildings
that were built in the early 1900's!!!
They look great & are still working!!!

They are truly divine "accessorations" 
and I wonder if one could be 
installed at my house!!!

If it can ....
I'll bet I have the only one 
in East Hampton!!!