Things I Like

The bravado of works by German artist Anselm Kiefer are a continual source of amazement and inspiration.

The bravado of works by German artist Anselm Kiefer are a continual source of amazement and inspiration.

The sculptural purity of Oscar Niemeyer’s Niterói Contemporary Art Museum in Rio de Janeiro is a masterpiece of architectural and structural ingenuity.

The sculptural purity of Oscar Niemeyer’s Niterói Contemporary Art Museum in Rio de Janeiro is a masterpiece of architectural and structural ingenuity.

Who can resist the charm of Nantucket’s iconic rose covered cottages?

Who can resist the charm of Nantucket’s iconic rose covered cottages?

One of my favorite hotels in the world, The Aman Grand Canal, strikes the perfect cord between Venetian opulence and a restrained modern interior.

One of my favorite hotels in the world, The Aman Grand Canal, strikes the perfect cord between Venetian opulence and a restrained modern interior.

This citrus green coloration and upholstery puts a modern spin on a vintage French tête-à-tête chair.

This citrus green coloration and upholstery puts a modern spin on a vintage French tête-à-tête chair.

The artwork of Agnes Martin has a quiet strength in its simplicity.

The artwork of Agnes Martin has a quiet strength in its simplicity.

I love the combination of cane, leather and nail heads on these chairs.

I love the combination of cane, leather and nail heads on these chairs.

The iconic galvanized steel console by the late San Francisco designer, John Dickinson, is a brilliant mix of a classical shape rendered in a very humble material.

The iconic galvanized steel console by the late San Francisco designer, John Dickinson, is a brilliant mix of a classical shape rendered in a very humble material.

My favorite new project and a beautifully proportioned home.

My favorite new project and a beautifully proportioned home.

In my opinion, Mies Van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House is a masterpiece of post war architecture. The concept of raising the home on stilts gives it a lightness and transparency that could not have been achieved had it sat on a foundation.

In my opinion, Mies Van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House is a masterpiece of post war architecture. The concept of raising the home on stilts gives it a lightness and transparency that could not have been achieved had it sat on a foundation.

The textural quality and scale of photographer Frank Thiel’s work is amazing.

The textural quality and scale of photographer Frank Thiel’s work is amazing.

I love the daring combination of the Francis Bacon portrait with the avant garde furniture of Lalanne in the Paris apartment of Giancarlo Giametti.

I love the daring combination of the Francis Bacon portrait with the avant garde furniture of Lalanne in the Paris apartment of Giancarlo Giametti.

I love the mix of contemporary details and pieces within Veere Greeney’s traditional London home.

I love the mix of contemporary details and pieces within Veere Greeney’s traditional London home.

David Hicks AND jibs doors? Yes please.

David Hicks AND jibs doors? Yes please.

Classical proportions in black and white.

Classical proportions in black and white.

I love this porphyry topped bronze console table by Maison Jansen. This would make a fabulous bar in my apartment!

I love this porphyry topped bronze console table by Maison Jansen. This would make a fabulous bar in my apartment!

When is a door more than just a door?

When is a door more than just a door?

Add a little personality to any room.

Add a little personality to any room.

The library of Brook Astor by designer Albert Hadley. Enough said.

The library of Brook Astor by designer Albert Hadley. Enough said.

Much like the city, this piece is a little rough around the edges.

Much like the city, this piece is a little rough around the edges.

My basenji’s Simon and Rita.

My basenji’s Simon and Rita.

The surrealist nature of this table makes me smile.

The surrealist nature of this table makes me smile.

The classic shape of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Klismos chair looks good in any setting. And I should know, I have two in my apartment!

The classic shape of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Klismos chair looks good in any setting. And I should know, I have two in my apartment!

Let's be real, who doesn’t like Ho-Made Candies?

Let's be real, who doesn’t like Ho-Made Candies?