D2S Editor Choices for May
Manhattan Apartment Tour
Design2Share's resident interior design expert, Irwin Weiner ASID, was just interviewed in his NYC apartment by New York Social Diary. That's Irwin being interviewed above, with a Cindy Sherman photo in view on a hallway wall. Enjoy the interview and the photo tour of his colorful, collection-filled space.
"Living Green" Tips of the Month
We like the practical and fun advice videos from Howcast, and their How to Choose Green Appliances is a great guide for homeowners. Watch it here!
Beacon Hill's New Eco-Friendly Fabrics
We were very excited to tour behind the scenes at the Beacon Hill showroom headquarters in NYC, and their new Eco Friendly mission for fabrics is now in full bloom with the Awakening line. It's peace of mind to know that Going Green doesn't mean sacrificing Luxury when it comes to fabrics!
Amazing Children's Rooms
London-based Dragons of Walton Street have been gathering a reputation for producing the finest kids designs in furniture and fabric (and amazing handpainted murals, too), turning a boy's or girl's room into a fantasyland.
A Few Favorites from SOFA New York
The SOFA (Sulpture Objects & Functional Art) New York Show was held at the Park Avenue Armory from April 16 through the 19th, and we saw many treasures there that would be perfect in any home. In decorating, it's important to remember to accessorize a home with art and sculpture, like adding jewelry to a basic outfit to top it off.
From top to bottom (click on the individual photos above for more information about each work):
- Emma Varga's White Lilac #1, from Compendium Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand
- Keid Moseholm's bronze on granite base On the Swing, from Galleri Udengaard in Denmark
- Steffen Dam's glass objects entitled Seven Jars, from New York City's Heller Gallery
- Pippin Drysdale's Porcelain Vessels, thrown porcelain with inlaid colored lines, from London's Joanna Bird Pottery
- Luminous Vessel by Nisato Akio, a glazed porcelain piece from KEIKO Gallery, Boston
- Ann Wolff's Sepia III, kiln cast glass from Leo Kaplan Modern in New York City
- Isohi Setsuko's Spring, bamboo art from TAI Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico
- Sergey Jivetin's Accumulus Brooch, from Ornamentum in Hudson, NY
- Darth Vader's Mouthpiece, a charcoal-on-paper work by Jonathan Wahl, from Sienna Gallery in Lenox, Massachusetts
- Portrait of Merwin Shaw by Margy Borgman, from Chicago's Ann Nathan Gallery
- Alastair Crawford's One of a Pair of Sterling Monkey Candlesticks, from his NYC gallery
- George Nakashima's Room Divider, American black walnut from Moderne Gallery, Philadelphia