Author Archives: Shanti

front page feature on houzz – go brass!

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 […]

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we are here

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 […]

Animal Hooks for Kids Room

BEDROOM BASICS: Hooks

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, […]

Seeing the world

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 […]

Poems!

April is, among many other wonderful things (husband’s birthday, our anniversary, bringer of true signs of spring), POETRY month! I love poetry! To celebrate, I’ll post favorites through the month, paired with images (rooms, settings, characters, vignettes) that they inspire in my mind’s eye. Today’s poem celebrates the small things of the domestic front. Or, celebrate is perhaps the wrong […]

BEDROOM BASICS: bedding

As promised in my Love My Bedroom Post, a post on bedroom building blocks. Crafting a bedroom grown-up enough to satisfy the “escape + nest” instinct but that can withstand children is a give-take I’m ever working on. In my BEDROOM BASICS series there’ll be observations, successes and about-faces in the almost 2-year life of […]

they tell us it’s spring

In Monday’s post I’d promised a follow-up all-about-the-bedroom post today. That’ll come, consider it owed. But on chilly Monday, with snow on the ground, silly me didn’t think to check the calendar before making a promise. And lo, as my informed 3-1/2 year-old announced over his waffle this morning: Mommy, it’s spring. How, after this endless wintering of the […]