ART | Katherine Bernhardt

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Pablo and Efrain is a new exhibition by painter Katherine Bernhardt, currently on view at Venus Over Manhattan. The exhibition is “all about Puerto Rico, so it’s fruit, sharks, water, sea turtles, all tropical," says Berdhardt. The title is a nod to the twin artists behind Poncili Creacion, whom the artist met while in Puerto Rico. Her art is first sketched on canvas, then outlined with spray paint and filled-in with thinned acrylic.  Bernhardt covered the gallery floor with coffee bags sourced from Puerto Rico, fastened together to create a burlap rug over the concrete. Her work makes me … [Read more...]

Restoration Hardware Modern.

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This month, design behemoth Restoration Hardware rolled out two new concepts, Restoration Hardware Teen, and Restoration Modern, which to quote RH's CEO Gary Friedman, is an entirely new business. As higher ups at RH were building modern homes across the country, the team realized there was no good store to source an entire home of modern furniture. They then began to delve deeper, and concluded that the design world is heading toward the modern. (Obviously?) Driving these trends are millennials coming of age, the trend toward urban living, architecture and technology driven design … [Read more...]

DESIGN| Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent’s Manhattan Apartment


Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent's lower fifth avenue apartment is absolutely incredible. It's been posted a lot, but it's so good I felt compelled to share. First of all, LOCATION!  A three-bedroom in a prewar doorman building in the heart of Greenwich Village? Amazing. Second- the decor is a perfect mix of the two designers distinct styles. (Although the only thing I know about Jeremiah's previous work is from his stint on Rachel Zoe.) “The energy we discovered working on our home together is unlike anything else,” Brent notes. “It’s totally unfiltered. We do our best work when we are … [Read more...]

DESIGN | Floor of Broken Mirrors


To celebrate 25 years, Casa Cor Rio (the largest Architecture and Interior Design event in Brasil) invited some of the best and most famous architects and designers to design creative spaces in order to present to the public the biggest releases of materials, technologies and design concepts. Gisele Taranto Architecture partnered with LZ Studio to create a "laboratory of ideas" – LAB LZ by GT. In their lab they installed a suspended glass floor- featuring mirror shards located in the empty space between the existing subfloor and finished floor...AMAZING. Crazy, but lovely … [Read more...]

DESIGN | New California Modern.


Lately I'm loving all the design I see coming out of California. The look is effortless, traveled, chicness and its achieved with just a few key components. I absolutely LOVE this home of interior designer Vanessa Alexander of Alexander Design. She calls her house an "untraditional classic georgian, inauthentic tuscan, balinese farmhouse" but I'm calling it, New California Modern. Other designers that I love that work in the same vein are Amber Interiors and Consort Design. Each have their own flare, of course. Their projects are layered with awesome textiles, art, leathers and furniture, … [Read more...]