Friday’s Favorite: Behind the scenes of your Favorite TV Shows

Tonight on HGTV, from 9:00-10:00pm ET is the premiere of “HGTV On the Set.” From the distinct houses of “Modern Family” to the “geek chic” of “The Big Bang Theory,” the surreal suburbia of “Desperate Housewives” to the layered decor of “The Good Wife,” the series takes viewers behind-the-set-design of TV’s most popular and best-decorated shows, including interviews with some of the shows’ stars.  We can’t wait to see it!

Axel Salto at The New York Winter Antiques Armory Show

Last week, the ladies at 1st Dibs invited Lydia and I to an early designer’s preview of  The New York Winter Antiques Show. Nestled among the booths of palace wear, we found an old familiar dealer: HostlerBurrows, formerly the Tribeca storefront Antik. They specialize in works by early modernist Scandinavian artists and their eye-catching vignette filled with Axel Salto certainly caught my eye. The pottery was particularly stunning, but so was the wallpaper!

Axel Salto created his organically shaped and ornamented stoneware from the 1930s until his death in the 1960s. His surface textures seem to ripple or bubble with life… life that has been magnified for emphasis and glorious decorative effect. Salto worked in three main styles; budding, sprouting and fluted. He also experimented with unusually rich glazes including several that demonstrate his passion for Chinese precedents.

I thought his work was a nice dichotomy to my post about Eva Zeisel earlier this week. Enjoy!

HostlerBurrows beautiful vignette of Axel Salto at the Winter Antiques Show







1st Dibs arrives at the New York Design Center

I am so excited because as everyone knows we are obsessive vintage shoppers, for ourselves and for our clients….and now, 1st Dibs has a brick and mortar store at the New York Design Center! It’s 10,000 square feet of the most unbelievable things from some of our fave dealers and also some new ones from other parts of the country that we’ve only seen online. Our clients will love this because we can hit 25 or more dealers in an hour! We have already made our first purchase for a client, the day after the opening party! I bought a gorgeous pair of Dunbar end tables with capped brass feet from Jon Howell Antiques in Williamsburg and I would never have chased them down based on a photo, in person at NYDC, I fell in love!

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