Last week for a quick layover before heading to Stockholm for Design Week, I stopped in Paris for a few days, here are some of the top galleries to visit for French mid-century design, Rue de Seine is where you want to go.
Headed to NYC? We’ve mapped out 6 must see galleries and showrooms to visit for top quality design from vintage to contemporary design.
We love our vintage collectible furniture but sometimes we add in contemporary home finishes to our small decorating projects. Here are some our favorite and some new online shops for home goods, check it out!
The museum cabinet has a history that dates back to the 16th century. Specimens of natural history and scientific wonders were collected for educational purposes in these cabinets. During my latest trip to Stockholm for the Furniture and Light Fair I came across some more contemporary functions for the historic piece with a focus on craftsmanship. We think it’s perfect for collectors.
A personal tale of trial and error and how design history can help us out when searching for great design. Insert George Nelson. The latest bilingual post by Ceci Henrique
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.
Online shopping sales, new inventory arriving from Sweden and our travel plans for 2019. Just a few things we are up to. We are ready for the holiday season!
While developing the design concept for my daughter Juana’s bedroom, I revisited some of my favorite historic artists and designers for wallpaper and fabrics.
Desarrollando el concepto de diseño de la habitación de mi hija Juana visito algunos de mis artistas y diseños históricos favoritos para estampados en papel tapiz y telas.
Like many designers in the mid 20th century, Børge Mogensen (1914-1972) was an idealist and was focused on creating furniture that would not only stand the test of time in terms of quality but also inspire to design a home in a sensible and tasteful manner. His work was driven by social concerns, solving problems in residential living spaces with his studies in human proportions.
Playfulness, eroticism, and art historical references beat like a pulse throughout each piece by multi disciplinary artist Louise Erhard. Her latest series of paintings explore the use of color block and the viewer’s focal point to build narratives.
The Eames fiberglass chair has the style and versatility I was looking for in my dining room with my 2 little dinner guests.
La silla Eames de fibra de vidrio, tiene el estilo y la versatilidad que estaba buscando para mi comedor con mis 2 pequeños comensales.
Here at The Empty Apartment authenticity and proper documentation is what we strive for the most. No easy task when we are working with design pieces that were created more than 50 years ago and created for the purpose of everyday use. Here are some tips for finding documentation to preserve the historicity of your collectible piece.
Summer has flown by and with the kids back in school I can give myself some treats, that with so many errands, plans, friends, pool, I couldn´t in these 11 weeks. It's something my mom calls: "pacing in the carriage" or daydreaming. Here is my list of favorite pieces available in Incollect and Chairish…
El verano se ha pasado volando y con los niños de vuelta en la escuela me puedo dar unos lujos, que con tanta corrida, planes, amigos, piscina, no me lo permitieron en estas 11 semanas. Es algo que mi mamá llama: ¨pasear en la carroza¨ o soñar despierta. Aqui les va mi lista de piezas favoritas disponibles en Incollect y Chairish…
Designed in 1958 by Swedish architect and designer Kerstin Horlin Holmquist for the department store NK and their Triva furniture line, the Paradise Collection is a crossroads between traditional Swedish design and Scandinavian modern inspired in one of the most popular stories in the Bible.
Ceci tells us about her favorite functional pieces to keep her kid’s belongings in order. What to look for and where to find them. Another bilingual post from The Empty Apartment.
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 little history on the case study homes in California and the resurrection of the Case Study Ceramic planter as a timeless collectible classic.
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.
A couple highlights from my visit to this year’s 3 Days of Design in Copenhagen, Denmark. 3 days of open design showrooms, design talks and special exhibitions and of course enjoying the lovely city of Copenhagen.