It has been a while… Just over a year to be precise.  And though our blog has admittedly been neglected while we tend to the projects, homes (in some cases homes-to-be) and the people (aka clients) who inhabit them, we are still inspired –  with greater frequency than is evidenced here – and often intend to share those […]

Everyone, everywhere is asking for unlacquered brass. Chrome? Pewter? Nickel???!? (over) It’s unlacquered brass fixtures, fittings and hardware’s moment in the design-sun. Never one to toe the trends, Shanti’s been loving and living with brass for ages (see her post here) and so through her amazing and prescient bathroom designs, has become a bit of […]


Just under the one-year wire (our last post April 30, 2013), we’re back with news and a post. Many things to report but most prominently: We have a new home (see above) Our studio on Vanderbilt Ave, between St Marks and Bergen, in Prospect Heights – stone’s hurl from Prospect Park, the Barclays Center, The […]

Brooklyn Nets Playoffs Dish Towel

after the trash talking…Nate-bashing…Broooooooklyn-chanting…BELIEVE-ing… after whipping the air of the Barclays Center into a frenzy during the all-important game 5 of the playoffs and being worn as Miyagi-esque head bands (yes we did; no I’m not posting evidence)… now serving as dish towels (and a reminder that hope dies last).

Animal Hooks for Kids Room

This was to be a post about bedroom organization. Per my obsessive drill-down, it became a post about hooks. Just hooks. (For the post on dressers and dressing tables, and a spirited drawers vs. shelves debate, please check back.) I love hooks and think they can change behavior generally (for the better). In the bedroom, […]

Sarajevo sunset

I gradually became aware that my interiority was inseparable from my exteriority, that the geography of my city was the geography of my soul. Physically and metaphysically, I was placed. In the Sarajevo I knew, you possessed a personal infrastructure: your kafana, your barber, your butcher; the landmarks of your life (the spot where you fell and […]

Thanks to art, instead of seeing one world only, our own, we see that world multiply itself and we have at our disposal as many worlds as there are original artists, worlds more different one from the other than those which revolve in infinite space… – Marcel Proust, from Le Temps Retrouve Near-poetry. (Probably even […]