Archive for October, 2012

Wallpaper Weekly, no. 44 / Abigail Edwards “Seascape”

Manufacturer: Abigail Edwards / Pattern: Seascape / Colorway: Winter

We spied this chic wallpaper last week on one of our favorite daily reads, A Cup of Jo.  Today this graphic has a much deeper resonance with us…

We are still in awe of the devastation brought to the East Coast and especially here in NYC during Hurricane Sandy.  We wait patiently as we hope to restore power and phone cell service to both Suysel’s apartment and our office yet we are incredibly thankful to be safe and sound.  Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of those who lost their lives in this catastrophic storm.

Just a couple of the many striking photos showing the power of Sandy’s water surge.

Waves under the Verrazano Bridge, photo submitted by Andrew Kenney to NYTimes

Overwhelming a pier at Ocean Grove, NJ, photo submitted by Pamela Palma to NYTimes

Sandy crashes into Brooklyn, photo submitted to NYTimes

Water storms into the Path Station in Hoboken, NJ, photo credit unknown

Waterfall into the World Trade Center construction site, photo submitted to NYTimes

Overwhelmed at the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, photo submitted to NYTimes


Swayed by Sandy

“Spanish Rain” by Gregor Hochmuth, photograph, multiple sizes starting at $150

Hope all of our East Coast friends are staying safe today and tomorrow through Hurricane Sandy.

While we all wait it out, a Sandy inspired round-up of art for sale online via UGallery, a great resource to find smartly priced work by emerging artists.  Will you be shopping e-commerce today to pass the time??

An underwater photo with rich colors and a fun abstract pattern.

“Sunbrella” by Leslie Morgan, photograph, multiple sizes starting at $85

Don’t you just want to know the story behind this photograph?

“Cotton Rain” by Emre Kuheylan, photograph, 16″ x 24″ $350

Completely drawn to this rich color palette and love this large scale (60″H x 36″W).

“Fluid Underbely” by Alaina Sullivan, oil painting, 60″x36″ $3,200

Love these two paintings in artist Sarah Beth Goncarova’s “Rainy Season” series – they look like photographs!

“Rainy Season VIII” by Sarah Beth Goncarova, acrylic painting 30″ x 36″ $1,800

“Rainy Season XVI” by Sarah Beth Goncarova, acrylic painting, 30″ x 36″ $1,800

Ominously gorgeous.

“Pino Suarez, Oaxaca, Mexico” by Hal Robert Myers, photograph, multiple sizes starting at $150

Update: 20% off through 10/31! Use code candy20.


Threadbare Supply Co.

We interrupt the regularly scheduled program…

On most occasions, the TF blog is strictly home related, but we’re so over the moon for Suysel’s cousin, Sara (super talented owner and designer of Threadbare Supply Co.) for being featured in this month’s Shape magazine that we are making a much deserved exception!  Check out her scarf featured on page 139 and the rest of her goodies on her etsy site (we happen to LOVE and own the Zipper Cowl and Sailors Knot bracelets – both below).

Threadbare Supply Co. in Shape Magazine, photo: Threadbare Supply

Congrats, Sara!!

The perfect fall/winter accessory. Available in any custom color!

Mix this beauty in with your bracelet stack….also available in navy, burgundy, black, mint, and olive!

And some more pieces currently on our wish list.

Can be custom colored for subtle or not so subtle color blocking in any two yarn selections…

See the rest of the Threadbare Supply jewelry and accessories shop here, and her full website here.


Save the Date for Scottish Style!

We’ll be having breakfast and revealing our Scottish inspired statement chairs next Tuesday! Join us to see how the trip to Scotland inspired our unique upholstery treatment and textile selections for this adorable little chair (a sneak peek of our seating selection). We can’t wait to see what Tobi Fairley, Gideon Mendelson, Philip Gorrivan and Patrik Lonn have up their sleeves.


House Crush by Turner Pocock

We were stopped in our tracks for this home featured in the latest House & Garden UK, that of designer Bunny Turner of London design team Turner Pocock. The Victorian terrace house was a complete gut renovation – it hadn’t been touched in 50 years.  The designers collaborated with architects Carmody Groarke.  We love the style throughout the home, a sophisticated mix of old and new, with lots of rich color and pattern that feels incredibly cohesive. See photos below – it’s completely crush-worthy.

The Drawing Room, said to be the family’s favorite sitting area with walls in cult favorite, Farrow & Ball’s “Hague Blue”.

Drawing Room / Interior by Turner Pocock, Photo by Alexander James for House & Garden UK

So much to love in this photo…the metal French doors, the unique upholstery treatment on the fauteuil chair, that yellow lampshade, and the incredible graphic piece of art above the fireplace by artist Julio Rondo.

Drawing Room / Interior by Turner Pocock, Photo by Alexander James for House & Garden UK

A great sofa upholstered in a classic Kelly Wearstler fabric that we also recently used for a client’s ottoman (Fuji Moderne – Teal).

Drawing Room / Interior by Turner Pocock, Photo by Alexander James for House & Garden UK

Enjoy this mix of dining chairs at the kitchen table…very new Traditional: Tolix reproductions + family antiques.

Kitchen / Interior by Turner Pocock, Photo by Alexander James for House & Garden UK

Our only critique of the images below is that we simply want to see more! The adorable red and white wallpaper (of course, Squiggle by Vivienne Westwood) covers the walls in the Nursery.

Nursery, Guest Bedroom, Master Bedroom / Interior by Turner Pocock, Photo by Alexander James for House & Garden UK

And lastly, the Master Bedroom and a fantastic gallery wall (which also happens to grace the cover).

Master Bedroom / Interior by Turner Pocock, Photo by Alexander James for House & Garden UK