Headed to NYC? We’ve mapped out 6 must see galleries and showrooms to visit for top quality design from vintage to contemporary.
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.
Last week for a quick layover before heading to the Stockholm for Design Week, I stopped in Paris for a few days, you know just to pick up a few things and of course enjoy everything French, especially design. I write this post on Valentine’s Day which is quite appropriate, Paris deserves nothing less then love and I’ll focus that love on Rue de Seine and some of the best design galleries for French Mid-Century Modern of course.
Online shopping sales, new inventory arriving from Sweden and our travel plans for 2019. Just a few things we are up toWe are ready for the holiday season!
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.
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.
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.
I’ve been following Louise Erhard’s work for several years now and I’m always so intrigued, not only with her artistic evolution but also, with the influences that have impacted her creativity. Her latest work, a series of erotic paintings, are product of research on mid-century color palettes, color block painting and abstract art.
Louise Erhard is a multidisciplinary artist, besides painting and drawings, she’s worked in photography, sculpture, and for the artistic form for which I learned about her work, collage. At an early age she learned to appreciate vintage finds. She grew up in her mother’s vintage clothing store and her father’s antique business. Her collage work includes many images taken from magazines from the 60s and 70s and today she still collects items from thrift stores and flea markets which contribute to her inspiration.
In her new series of paintings Louise Erhard plays on her past work, a common thread of themes combined with her passion for color theory and desire for a minimalist aesthetic. Playfulness, eroticism, and art history references beat like a pulse throughout each piece. Her upbringing in tropical South Florida and a nostalgia for the past are also reflected in her work. There is a sense of traditional conservatism built in her practice, however, mixed with contemporary sexual liberalism embraced in humor.
View more of Louise Erhard’s artworks available at The Empty Apartment here
“Always playing with physcological cause and effect, the color block nature of these works imply discovered narratives only after the viewer's eyes adjust, almost like a secret message.” - Louise Erhard
About Louise Erhard
Louise Erhard was born in Montclair, New Jersey in 1985. She attended Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia. Her artwork has been part of group exhibitions curated by Jane Hart at the Arts and Culture Center in Hollywood, FL and by Beth Rudin de Woody at Gavlak Gallery, in Palm Beach, FL. Louise Erhard’s work has been featured on Grey Area. She has collaborated with design brands such as Print All Over Me and produced marketing and clothing campaigns for apparel brands such as American Apparel. She currently lives and works in Palm Beach, FL.
La silla Eames de fibra de vidrio, tiene el estilo y la versatilidad que estaba buscando para mi comedor con mis 2 pequeños comensales.
The Eames fiberglass chair has the style and versatility I was looking for in my dining room with my 2 little dinner guests.
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.
SP 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…/ EN 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…
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 the D.R. with some mid-century modern treasures
Historic and functional the Case Study Ceramic planter is a timeless classic.
A few of the treasures we found at the Brimfield Antique Market and the unique history we were able to discover later.
A review on the book goodbye, things. Inspiration and reason to let go.
A couple highlights from my visit to this year’s 3 Days of Design in Copenhagen, Denmark.