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Wave Weave, our blanket weight reversible Belgian Linen herringbone is a perfect partner with our prints Anacapa and Ile St. Louis among others….

Here we see it in Honey, Copper, Pomegranate, Shell and Nimbus….

Upholstery, drapery or on anything you want.


 

 

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I love being able to say that I live in the oldest house in Venice.

When I moved in, there wasn’t even an opening in the curb for the driveway.  Needless to say, a lot has changed since then.  Come to think of it, a lot has changed since these photos were taken too!

Too see more of Andreas von Einsiedel’s beautiful photographs, check out the project on my Houzz.com profile.

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In my last entry, The Trocadéro dream-flat, I referenced Eileen Gray’s Transat armchair (shown above.)  I have such respect for the chair and its brilliant creator that I will give it a little spin-off post.

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One of the true masters of furniture: Gray’s body of work and recognition were compromised by the gender inequality of her era.  This chair was conceived for the brilliantly relaxed 1920s house, E 1027, she designed with her boyfriend Jean Bodaovici on the French Riviera (shown below.)

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Amanda Levete, architect, discusses the Transat chair (from the Victoria & Albert Museum website)

“To create, one must first question everything.” -Eileen Gray

My designer friends have probably already seen French designer François Champsaur’s recent apartment interior in the Trocadéro neighborhood of Paris, but it features two furniture makers that deserve a mention so I am posting it anyway.

In we go!

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The shelves were designed by Champsaur for Pouenat

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The dining table and bench are designed by Christian Liaigre (below) paired with LC8 stool from Cassina.  The light fixture is by Lindsey Adelman, the fittings are by Dornbracht, the countertops on the custom cabinetry are by Bulthaup, and one wall is sheathed in Carrara marble

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Shown above is the Infante lounge chair designed by Liaigre.

Back to the apartment…

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The one and only Transat armchair (above) designed by Eileen Gray.

The wonderful arts education organization of which I am a proud board member: Inner-City Arts will be throwing its annual summer party on July 25th!  The effect I have seen their programs have on children and educators continues to inspire me.  And they’re not messing around with the food, wine, and entertainment either!  Check out this link and the flyer for delicious details (Guerrilla Tacos, Salt & Straw Ice Cream, Silver Lake Wine, and more!) and please share with others.

It will be a night to remember!

All proceeds support free arts education for underserved youth.

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It is with a heavy heart but a joyful spirit of what is to come that we saw the closing of AXE on Abbot Kinney in Venice. After 15 years of making everyone’s life a good deal more delicious and connected to the Mother earth the last pancake was rationed out. This iconic restaurant has inspired legions of designers, chefs and foodies alike, we know who we are.

Now it is time for us who have had the privilege of having it at our doorstep for over a decade to share the good that we have learned and fed on.

In the meantime we will patiently await the 9 grain pancake and the granola and  chai tea which have no match, in the hope that they will be reincarnated elsewhere in some other format.

We will  all be following carefully to see where this magic happens next! Venice thanks you!

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This is just the most recent in the slew of great reviews of the hotel, I am proud to have my name on as a designer. This writer really captures the spirit of the place.

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Traveler Jan. 2015

It has been a utterly amazing journey to be a part of the design of new Rose Hotel Venice. We have been able to place the KTC LOOM Collection throughout the rooms and Lobby, and help create the mood that is the ultimate in beach chic.

Dream Solid Flax was just the right textile for this project, a sumptuous natural Belgian linen that gets more delicious with time.

Just in case you think we are just being a bit big for out britches, the Wall Street Journal, French Vogue and Conde Nast Traveler have concurred.  Come check it out!

The Abbot Kinney Suite

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