Taking some inspiration from ancient Chinese wisdom and comparing to past experiences we take a look at what the Year of the Pig has to offer. How do we make sense of the Year of the Pig at The Empty Apartment? Here are 5 trends we are predicting for the new year and how to prepare for them if you are collecting art and design for your own home.
A vacation home in Samana beach in the Dominican Republic is pleasantly furnished with some mid-century modern treasures. A like to know it blog post for home decor.
A few of the treasures we found at the Brimfield Antique Market and the unique history we were able to discover later.
Fumio Sasaki takes Spring cleaning to the next level, post Marie Kondo. Within hardcore minimalism there’s great inspiration and good reasoning to let go.
Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel’s Basket Chair from 1951 has been re-edited by furniture company KETTAL in a different material, read about this new version and let us know what you think of this reproduction.
Last Thursday as co-founder of Florida Modernism + Design I sat down with architect Max Strang to talk about Modernist influences in his career, his ideas resonated on a larger scale.
We list some resolutions for 2018 from lessons we’ve learned on creating a personalized and collected home.
The Danish have a great word ‘hygge’, it evokes a feeling and experience. Along with certain traditions in Denmark, the Christmas season is a special and very cozy time of year.
I visited a home on the market that needed a little TLC, check out what I would do to it and why I think preserving historic details can be beneficial in the long run.
What does it mean to collect, particularly contemporary art from the artist’s perspective? An excerpt and comment on the essay “Collecting is a Form of Uprooting – An Encounter between Self and Object” by art historian and curator Tami-Katz Freiman
I still remember some of the furniture pieces from my first apartment in NYC, you don’t need a lot of money to make a space cozy and personal.
As a leader in the Color Industry, Pantone follows the trends and makes a selection based on the forecast and general mood. 2017s color of the year is called Greenery a color that reflects optimism, growth and revival.
A few venues that are hosting some great design events during what I believe to be Miami’s first Design Week.
I love this time of year in Miami not only is the weather gorgeous and everyone is in town but during Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week there is a chance to see some amazing masterpieces and witness really high quality lectures and guest speakers. Just call me a dork now, it's ok.
Ok so if the gift of travel isn't going to give you that immediate satisfaction of Christmas shopping, wrapping and giving then here are a few items that have caught my attention for foolproof giving and receiving. These stores have all sorts of cool stuff so click away. You can thank me later.
Read about my first ever trip to Palm Springs for Modernism Week an amazing experience for anyone who loves mid century architecture, the dessert and the California lifestyle.
I recently learned from a friend of mine that in India there is a holiday that celebrates and worships tools and household goods. Of course I had to look into this further as I feel I celebrate objects everyday, especially historic designs.
In a search to learn more on historic French design on a trip to Paris I came across a spectacular dining table of contemporary Italian design, inspired in architecture. Of course while you are traveling, the road ahead is most uncertain so here is a short story on how I got there.
As a tribute to the endless summer in Miami I begin this blog on The Empty Apartment with a careful selection of designed games perfect for those hot summer days and a timeless aesthetic that’ll make you want to keep them out all year long.