Wednesday, December 21, 2011

South African Design Style Icons

Paul Duncan, former editorial director at Conde Nast House & Garden, recently published the above book on South African interior designers and architects that have reached 'iconic' stature.   As I take off to South Africa for our Christmas holidays, I reflect on what makes the particular style of each one of these designers so unique.

John Jacob Zwiegelaar

Stephen Falke

Boyd Ferguson

Graham Viney 

Catherine Raphaely

Charlotte Daneel

Julian and Trevyn McGowan

Karen Roos


Michele Throssell

Maira Koutsoudakis

Stefan Antoni and Toni Tollman

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fashion Design Boutiques

There are so many new fashion stores opening in New York weekly.  I am extremely impressed by the great lengths these fashion designers go to in order to express themselves not only by their clothing designs on the mannequins in the store, but by the overall decor put into a space to set the atmosphere for shopping.  A look at a few great stores that opened this year and their excellent decor.

Tory Burch
Madison Avenue
by Daniel Remouldez

(Photo Credits: mylifestylenews,

Madison Avenue
designed by Ryan Korban


Calypso St. Barths
Madison Avenue

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C. Wonder
Spring Street in Soho