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Antiques at the Armory


The 69th Regiment Armory, Lexington Avenue @ 26th Street, Downtown New York City

Last weekend I headed downtown to check out the annual Antiques at the Armory show. Not to be confused with the Winter Antiques Show which is held uptown at the Park Ave Armory, this show is held downtown at the Armory on Lexington and is much smaller than the other show, with only about 100 vendors exhibiting. Still, it didn’t disappoint with beautiful American and European furniture, art and collectibles on display along with lots of of inspiration. Below are a few photos of some of the…

New Eye Candy from Antony Todd

I absolutely adore the work of designer Antony Todd. He has such great taste! His website is updated with new photos that I find very inspiring so I thought I’d share them here.

This little sunroom is fantastic…love the green rug’s fat stripes and all of those ethnic inspired fabrics are yummy!

Here, another beautiful photo with many striking contrasts that create strong visual interest…the texture and pattern of the wood paneling, zebra rug, bold patterned pillows, rattan ottomans, shiny mercury glass lamp…all mixed together perfectly! I also love that wooden urn on the floor. Looks like something one would…

R.I.P. Domino

The other day when I posted about Domino folding I was in the midst of a business trip. I wanted to spread the news as soon as a colleague emailed me the press release so I posted it from my BlackBerry and didn’t really have time to share my thoughts on Domino’s untimely demise. And since it was my favorite magazine ever I couldn’t go without sharing my two cents. So consider this post a eulogy of sorts…

I loved Domino. Seriously. I looked forward to it in my mailbox every month. And sometimes when it would take too long …

Domino Just Folded. Say It Ain’t So!

Sadly, its true. Today, my heart hurts. “This decision to cease publication of the magazine and its website is driven entirely by the economy,” Condé Nast CEO Chuck Townsend says in a press release that went out just now. “Although readership and advertising response was encouraging in the early years, we have concluded that this economic market will not support our business expectations.” More to come……

Meet My New Camera and Join Me on My Next Adventure!

As a late Christmas present to myself I recently picked up a new camera, a Canon G10. It’s a high-end digital point and shoot that offers many of the manual settings available on an SLR, but with a more compact frame that doesn’t require the purchase additional lenses and at a much lower price tag. Once I learn how to use the thing correctly, I plan to to take lots of pictures and start documenting my adventures here on So Haute.

My next adventure will take me to Santa Barbara…I’m flying out this morning for a quick work trip. …

Kelly Wearstler for Sferra

This Spring interior design darling Kelly Wearstler will deliver her signature style to the masses with the launch of a new line of bedding, tabletop linens and throws in collaboration with Sferra. The collection will exude all the glamourous  details  one would expect from Kelly Wearstler-luxe cashmere throws, hand embroidery, gorgeous silk fabrics with metallic threads, beautiful beading and more.

Here’s a peek at some of her tabletop items. The “twig,” “twine” and “cuff” napkin rings were inspired by pieces of vintage jewelry in Kelly’s personal collection. The napkin patterns you see here, called “sand strie” and “confetti” are similar…