Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bear-y Cool Bookends

Iron Bear Bookends
large 7.5"h $295.00
small 5.5"h $225.00

Getting inspiration from ancient Japanese design, these bookends are both solid and defined.  The distinguished look that these bookends create surpasses the boundary of modern form and function.  These are a great gift for any man in your life!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sitting Pretty

Koford Larsen Lounge Chair
for Selig of Denmark, circa 1950
21" x 24" x 29"


This unique chair features a timidity bone lacquered finish with a matching bone leather seat.  The iron frame provides the perfect modern structure for the whimsical shapes of the back and rest.  The chair is a perfect companion for a vintage desk or as an occasional chair in your living room...I can think of a few guests of my own that would be happy to sit in this chair!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Get Your Signed Copy Today!

American Modern
by Thomas O'Brien
$50.00, signed copy

American Modern is an inspiring design volume that will redefine the way you think about modern interiors.  Not only should you buy one for your library but this is the perfect gift for any design oriented friend.  
Below is a partial editorial review of the book that I can't help but completely agree with!

 Designer and merchant, collector and tastemaker, Thomas O’Brien has made a career of translating cool notions of modernism into an easy and generous array of modern styles that anyone can attain. Now he introduces readers to a range of those styles—from casual to formal, vintage to urban—alongside stunning photography and charming design stories.  Important design principles such as architectural authenticity, color relationships, correctness of scale, and informed collecting are threaded through a practical narrative that reads like a master class in interior design. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

AERO Essentials: Number 1 of 5

AERO Serving Tray
large, 38" x 26" 4"  $900.00
medium, 32" x 22" x 3"  $800.00
small, 22" x 14" x 2.5"  $650.00
square, 24" x 24" x 3" $800.00

Available in Natural Walnut (shown), Whitewashed Oak, Ebonized Oak, Faun Stained Beech, Greywashed Oak.  Add $50.00 each for Teak.

The AERO Tray is the first of five items that I believe are undeniably AERO.  The tray has been a staple for over 18 years.  Originally designed to hold tissue paper at the Spring St. location the trays have evolved into an item for everyday, for everyone.  The off center elliptical shaped cutouts offer a modern solution for the often neglected handle.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

How do I become a Follower of a blog?

There are several ways to become a follower of a blog. One of the easiest ways is to visit a blog that has added the Following widget and click on the "Follow" button under the "Followers" widget: 



You'll then see a popup window with the options to either follow publicly or privately:

Select how you'd like to follow the blog, then click the "Follow this blog" button. It is that simple, you are now a follower of the blog! If you elected to follow the blog publicly, your profile picture will be displayed on the blog with a link to your Blogger profile (Note: The widget may not show all followers of the blog. If this is the case all followers will be linked from the widget). When you become a follower of a blog, the blog will also be added to your Reading List on your Blogger dashboard and this site will also show on your FriendConnect profile for all the sites you've joined using Friend Connect. Additionally, you can become a follower of any blog or URL (even if the blog doesn't have the Followers widget) by adding the blog to your Reading List on the dashboard.

Please take a moment to become a follower of everything AERO and tell your friends!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Spice Up Your Life

Wooden Spice Mill
$160.00 each

I love these spice mills!  These Swiss born pieces are made of oak and available in whitewashed and natural finishes.   What is especially great about these mills is the adjustable ceramic grinding mechanism, providing optimum grindage!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Opposites Attract...

  Double Entendre
  7.9" x 12" x 6.5''

Intertwined rings in bronze and silver to symbolize opposing planets. Venus & Mars?  The piece is simple and stark in cold metal.  Flawlessly modern.  Each piece is serially numbered to show it’s serious pedigree.  This is definitely a must have!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Love Is The Fire Of Life

Grey Pearl
$150.00 each
 Orange Terracota
$150.00 each
Black Manganese
$150.00 each

A pair of these earthenware candlesticks are the perfect gift for any new modern couple.  Founded in 1821, Gien is known for exceptional craftsmanship and unparalleled artistic creativity.  These candlesticks are a prime example of using old world methods to create a chic up to date look.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Our Latest Catch!

 Natural Shagreen Ring Box
4.5" x 3.5" x 3.5"

Elephant Shagreen Cigar Box
9.5" x 9.5" x 3.5"
Powder White Shagreen Box
3.5" x 3.5" x 3.5"

Very much in vogue in the 30's and 40's, Shagreen has made quite a comeback these past few years.  Shagreen for those who do not know is generally made of stingray fish skin.  These boxes are perfect examples of what someone can do with this fascinating material! 

Friday, June 10, 2011

A Light at the End of the... Shelf.

Tiny Terri Accent Lamp
$250 in crystal
$325 in hand rubbed antique brass
natural parchment shade
designed by Thomas O'Brien for Visual Comfort

This lamp is a great addition to your space adding just enough light to enhance your layered look.  I personally love the hand rubbed antique   brass finish, the vintage appearance makes it unconventionally modern.  Come to think of it the crystal is pretty amazing I recommend just purchasing both!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Go True Blue for Summer

Austin Floral Indigo Dinnerware
5 piece set $95.00
designed by Thomas O'Brien for Reed & Barton
dishwasher and microwave safe

This is the perfect set for summer entertaining!  I love the bold, blue, over-scaled pattern of fruiting branches lending a modern  and whimsical look to traditional dining.  Who ever said sit down dinners had to be stuffy, get out on your back patio with friends and enjoy the day!

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Nutty Truth About Storage

Ceramic & Wood Acorn Vessels
Large 6.5"h $150.00
Medium 5"h $125.00
Small 3.5"h $110.00

These handmade storage vessels are perfect for any room in the house. The unique combination of light walnut and rough hand turned porcelain are a more than traditional finishing touch standing alone or in a group.  Did I mention they are shaped like acorns !

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Own a piece of Moby Dick, well sort of...

Whale Bone Sculpture
Cast whale vertebra sculpture on iron stand.
27.5" x 15.5"

This sculpture is an amazing accent piece for your shack on the beach or to use on your Eames coffee table to soften the sleek clean lines of your modern loft.  Either way this piece is a must have...please keep in mind this is not an actual bone so no whales were harmed in creating this chic piece.