Wire Menagerie

•September 9, 2014 • Leave a Comment

I was looking through my files and fell in love with Marie Christophe’s life-size sculptures for the Musee de la Mode all over again.  She made them in 1998  — can it really have been that long ago?  The peacock strutted for Chanel; the giraffe loped for Issey Miyake; the swan swanned for Jean-Paul Gaultier; the hare hopped for Yohji Yamamoto; the ostrich sashayed for Christian Lacroix; and the rooster crowed only for Comme des Garcon.  Magnifique!



 

Get Comfortable

•September 4, 2014 • Leave a Comment

The October issue of  House and Home (Canada)  falls for fall and for Adam & Viktoria’s autumnal pillows.

The cozy coverage is a perfect way to sink into the new season.

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chinoiserie red hazel

feathers parrot red

still life night  burnt orange

Swimming in Summer Light

•August 28, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Marie Christophe immortalizes the itsy bitsy bikini in her Baigneuse lamp.

Her Bather makes me laugh and reminds me that there is light at the end of the Summer tunnel: Summer can be enjoyed year round with a flick of a switch!

Baigneuse

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Summer Lite

•August 18, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Chinoiserie, a pillow pattern by Adam & Viktoria, shows its softer side: It’s now available in dusky silk and jewel-toned velvet, with see-through sequins and a monochrome silhouette. It comes in two gorgeous colorways: Mono Chocolate Brown and Mono Oasis Blue.

chinoiserie mono chocolate brown

chinoiserie mono oasis blue

Sunny Side Up

•August 11, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Marie Christophe’s Soleil sculpture keeps my sunny side up.  It’s interplay of wire and ceramics reminds me once again that the lovely days of summer are endless.

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Think Big

•August 4, 2014 • Leave a Comment

My Darling Edgar, one of Adam & Viktoria’s more playful patterns, has grown up: he is  26″ x 26″ inches.

Dressed in black velvet and embroidery, it’s the sweetest monster you can snuggle with on the sofa.  It also comes in Dusk Green, Mandarin Orange and Candy Flos.

EDGAR

Edgar dusk green

Edgar mandarin orange

Edgar candy flos

No Green Thumb Required

•July 29, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Everybody’s talking about “green” gardens, but you can’t get much greener than the planting that Marie Christophe created for this outdoor space in Paris. You don’t have to water her wire sculpture, and you don’t have to take care of it. The real beauty of it is that it grows not up or out but on you. OK, if you’re a traditionalist who can’t see your way to leaving it plain, you can train a vine to climb up its lovely form.

MC Garden Sculpture

Clowning Around

•July 23, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Twenty, the cushion designed by Adam & Viktoria to inspire surprising fun, looks like kids’ building blocks that up and  ran away to join the circus. From its seams to its playful shapes, the pillow strikes the perfect balance .  And its colorways – pink-sienna and blue-grey – are a joy for jaded eyes and the perfect way to usher in fall 2014.

 

Cherries on the Top

•July 17, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Marie Christophe calls this chandelier Cherry.  It’s a deliciously delicate design of prune and transparent crystals suspended in the air.  It’s my favorite dessert!

Be My Guest

•July 10, 2014 • Leave a Comment

There’s nothing more mellow than yellow to warm a summer’s sunny day, especially when you’re decorating a guest room.

I found that Adam & Viktoria’s Tulipa pillow, in happy face yellow, green and jade, is the perfect companion for my visitors.

AV Tulipa Happy Yellow Jade Green