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Contemporary Furniture by Phillip Nimmo

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Phillip Nimmo is a noted American interior and furniture designer based in Los Angeles, CA. Phillip established his iconic design firm in 1990, and began his career as a residential interior designer. He subsequently launched a product line featuring bespoke home furnishings and iron work.

Inspiration for Phillip’s designs has come from client’s requests for custom furniture, lighting, fire screens, accessories, outdoor furnishings and ironwork. His designs incorporate a sense of traditionalism, but are also elegant and contemporary. His unique combinations of sturdy elements such as ironwork with opulent organic materials like sliced agate create an air of grounded elegance.

Phillip Nimmo’s line of luxury bespoke home furnishings have been featured in many publications including in Architectural Digest, Luxe, Objekt, Elle Decor, Casaviva, Interior Design, and Traditional Home. His designs have also been feature in many international publications.

Phillip’s designs are available for purchase at select high-end design showrooms such as Jean De Merry. You can view more of his work here.

Bespoke Lighting by Shakuff

Shakuff Main Blog Image & Pinterest (1)Shakuff is a blown and fused glass lighting collective that features the work of glass artists from all over the world. Their products are entirely bespoke, meaning each piece is completely unique. Shakuff’s diverse collection of glass styles including sconces, pendant lighting, chandeliers, and more.

Shakuff products cater to a diverse range of aesthetics. We are particularly enamored with their “Breath” collection, which features organic shapes that are traditionally crafted by master artisans using time-honored techniques. “Breath” designs come in a multitude of shapes and sizes, and are a combination of classic lines executed in clean glass and contemporary textures.

Shakuff products are all fully customizable, and can be tailored to suit each client’s specific taste and design style. Their plethora of color palettes and broad scope of designs make them a go-to for us when we’re looking for that perfectly unique lighting piece to enhance a beautiful interior. You can view their whole collection here.

Sleek Furniture Design by Hellman-Chang

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Lifelong friends Daniel Hellman and Eric Chang are the founders of Hellman-Chang, a Brooklyn, NY-based company that has been leading the way in furniture design for the past six years.  Hellman and Chang are completely self trained, and all of their pieces are individually crafted in their 11,000 square foot studio in Bushwick, New York. We are truly inspired by their dedication to hand-made culture and bold, sleek designs.

Hellman-Chang has won multiple awards, received abundant press, and worldwide recognition in their industry. Their furniture has graced the residences of celebrities and the social elite worldwide. Their pieces are utilized in the interiors of luxury hotels such as The Setai, The Waldorf Astoria, The Ritz Carlton and The Four Seasons, among many others. Their designs have  also been featured in films and TV shows such as Sex and The City 2, Gossip Girl, and on the set of The Today Show.

This dynamic duo has a diverse portfolio of furniture design including beds, side tables, dressers, shelving, and more. We’re looking forward to watching their evolution as designers, and can’t wait to see their upcoming home accessory and lighting designs. To see their work, please visit them at

My Visit to Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech

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I recently had the pleasure of taking a trip to Morocco. Amongst many adventures, I visited Jardin Majorelle, home to Yves Saint Laurent and toured the gardens and exterior of what may be the most beautiful villa I’ve ever laid eyes on. The vibrant, rich color schemes, and the seamless integration of landscape was a visual delight deeply that inspired me and I will never forget this truly rich and incredible experience.

The Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech was a lifelong labor of love for French painter Jaques Majorelle and took over 40 years to complete. The gardens feature enchanting shady lanes, meandering streams, exotic plants that sugar the air with fragrance, and pools filled with blooming water lilies and lotus flowers. Tucked away in the garden lies a vibrant cobalt and golden yellow villa, the cubist masterpiece of Paul Sinor, built in 1931. Majorelle is said to have perceived the exterior shade of blue when visiting the Atlas mountains. The building embodies Moorish charm, with a hint of Art Deco influence.

Majorelle eventually opened the garden up to the public in the 1947 to help with monumental cost of the upkeep of the gardens, to which he was devoted entirely. After his passing in 1962, the garden remained open to the public but gradually fell into a state of disrepair  and was slated to be demolished and replaced by a hotel complex. In 1980, Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge purchased the property and began the process of a full restoration, including adding over 200 different plant species to the garden, and transforming Majorelle’s painting studio into a museum dedicated to Berber culture. Today, the museum is one of the most visited attractions in Marrakech.

If you ever make it to Marrakech, it’s an absolute must-see! Whether you’re an artist, a designer, or just a connoisseur of beautiful things, I have no doubt you’ll be just as inspired as I was.


Kinetic Sculpture by Karolina Maszkiewicz

Left: Trapped And Seeming Like A Distant Candle Consumed By A Dark Room. Was There…, 2016. Bronze, foil, and stainless steel.

Right: Kyanaite, 2016. Lacquer, paint, stainless steel, and wood.

Polish American sculptor, illustrator and designer Karolina Maszkiewicz is a Los Angeles transplant that was born and raised in Torun, Poland. She started her career in the fashion industry after to moving to LA to study design, and worked for several major fashion brands and opened her own well-loved retail store in Laurel Canyon.

After joining the studio of an American artist based in Malibu, Karolina transitioned into sculpture and began to develop her own body of work. Karolina’s sculpture work is extremely diverse and ranges from large floral installations to kinetic sculptures. Karolina’s work pays homage to 20th century female artists such as Niki de Saint Phalle, Gego, and Eva Hesse, and also brings issues such as the current extreme drought in her adopted hometown of Los Angeles to light.

Karolina’s Diving Rod sculptures such as “Kyanaite”, featured above, were created with the intent to serve as energy surveyors that act as a conduit for desire between object and viewer. The viewer’s energy moves the rod towards what he or she instinctively needs; be it love, affection, or inspiration.

Her hanging mobile featured above, “Trapped…”, is a delicately balanced amalgamation of bronze, foil, and stainless steel. It’s extremely lightweight and reacts sensitively to environmental movement.

Karolina’s sculpture work has recently begun to show in galleries across the U.S., and is currently available for sale on 1st Dibs. We can’t wait to see how her work progresses and transforms, and would love to incorporate her work into one of our client’s interiors!