Saturday, October 6, 2012

Artist Spotlight: Carol Leskanic

Gilded Catalina Goat Trophy
16.75" x 19.5" x 19.25"

The mount has been water gilded in white gold.  Artist Carol Leskanic, a true Master of her trade, applies this ancient technique to many unexpected objects.  She then treats the gilded surfaces with a patina for a rich, deep and consummately modern esthetic. Her process is traditional, but the results are ethereal.  We have several of her unique pieces throughout the gallery.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Gunnison Chair

Gunnison Chair
by Hickory Chair
40.5"h x 24"w x 28"d
Seat height: 19.5"


The Gunnison Chair's distressed leather seat, back and arms are fitted to its angular metal frame. Exposed stitching and an unfinished leather exterior add to the design's rustic character, while natural variations and markings on both the leather and the frame add one-of-a-kind interest. Gunnison metal with distressed leather is the standard finish as shown.  Please allow eight to ten weeks for all new orders.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Modern Served With Tradition

Openweave Faux Leather Trays
16" x 11" $100.00
18" x 14" $125.00

These trays make quite a statement, I have always been a fan of French West Indian design and these trays are just that.  The dark, sustainable wood and faux leather make it an eco-friendly alternative to your more traditional leather trays.  The notion of bringing nature indoors paired with an artisan crafted feel make these trays a casual but sophisticated serving device. 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Don't Cry, Just Buy

Onion Candle Holder Set
by Jens Quistgaard
2.5" x 1.25"
$100.00/set of two

A classic in the world of Danish Modern design, this Quistgaard designed onion candle holder set by Dansk is renowned for a reason! From the sleek, cool silver, to the wonderful streamlined design, this set summons a real sense of time and place, virtually transporting any viewer back to 1950's Copenhagen. This set is in pristine condition, with very little visible wear whatsoever. Both angular and soft, this candle holder set represents some of the hallmarks of Danish Modern design, and would look fantastic surrounded by your Cathrineholm or Dansk collection. Perfect for any afficianado of Scandinavian aesthetics, this collection makes a large statement, and is sure to bring its singuar sense of Mid Century cool to any space!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Spiral Into Your Home

Vintage Agadir Ammonite Specimen
20" x 17" x 7"

Specimens like this are priceless and extremely rare to find even near this size and of this nice a shape.  This superb grade ammonite is solid stone featuring the fascinating ridged surface of the ancient creature's shell and was excavated from the coastal Moroccan village of Agadir.  This would be great mounted on a pedestal or delicately placed on your coffee table for guests to enjoy.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Men, You Need This!

Raku Cylinder Jars
Tall    5.25"D x 8.5"H  $350.00
Short       7"D x 5.5"H  $225.00

Charcoal dusted raku pottery with an exterior molded lizard pattern, means serious masculine style.  This is the perfect gift for the guy in your life that uses an old cigar box to hold his cufflinks and other odds and ends.  Each piece has a smoked and honed glass lid, making it the perfect hideaway but in no way hiding a great sense of style.  Below is a detailed shot of the exterior lizard pattern.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Your Modern Mason Jar

Handmade Feathered Glassware
by Pean Doubulyu 
Pitcher  $195.00
Glasses  $48.00 each

As soon as this set came out of the stockroom I fell in love!  Each piece is hand blown giving a unique and individual nature to each piece.  The irregular edges and varied sizes of the glasses evoke a real sense of craftsmanship and not your run of the mill cookie cutter pressed glass vessel.  With all of that said what really sold me on these pieces is the pattern, a slight "feathered" ribbing that give a delicate quality to each piece.  Yet substantial enough for a gentleman guest.  Each piece is signed and is a must have in your collection!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Putting Your Hands To Work

Handpainted Pelican Vase
6"D x 7"H

This unique piece was wheel thrown out of a high fire porcelain, low fired and then hand painted with expert care.  The pelican is exquisitely executed, the attention to detail is expressed in each brushstroke.  I love the entire of animals including bears, penguins and squirrels.  I had the pleasure of meeting the artist as she is based in Brooklyn and it was clear her passion for the art she creates.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Serving In Style

Mirrored Barcart
35" x 18" x 23"

This barcart is a great companion for serving your guests in style!  Each piece features a simple metal frame and mirrored top and shelf that is available in antique or smoked mirror.  The functional wheels make it a moving party ready for any occasion.  It was recently featured in the NY Times in an article with designer Miles Redd, see the article below for details...

Monday, July 23, 2012

Artist Spotlight: Jefferson Hayman

Chair (Rembrandt's House)
Edition 2 of 25, 2011
artist: Jefferson Hayman

9 1/4" x 11"
silver gelatin print in artist made wooden frame

Friday, July 20, 2012

Eva Ceramic Creamer & Sugar
4.5"h and 6.5"h
$135.00 /set

This series is all about functional beauty. each piece is made from ivory porcelain with satin matte glaze and is elegantly simple. The lid on the sugar bowl also double as a bud vase. Klein Reid began collaborating with design icon Eva Zeisel in 1999 and her designs are hand-produced exclusively in their studio.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Artist Spotlight: Michelle Arcila

Faering, 2007
Edition 2 0f 20
artist:  Michelle Arcila

25 3/8" x 25 7/8"
hand distressed mahogany block frame


Friday, June 22, 2012

Get The Layered Look

Brindle Cowskin Rug
 available in oat, deep black, stone(shown)

Designed in Argentina, these rugs are produced from selected hides that are carefully categorized according to color and thickness, then shaved to the exact same length. None of the hair is dyed or removed, and the hides are tanned with environmentally-friendly products. This careful design creates a final product with a funky, modern look in terms of shape and pattern, but the materials are about as natural as you can get. For ease of care, the rugs simply require an occasional vacuum and are stain resistant—simple soap and water will take care of any spills.  I see this an individual rug in your space or a handful of them layered to create a well traveled look.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Make A Splash

Waikiki Wooden Surfboard
76.75" x 19.75" x 7"

Only a few craftsmen now have the skills needed to build a classic wooden surfboard. Long enough to ride the waves off Waikiki or Malibu. Just short enough to casually lean into a corner of your living room, study, or den… Boards are made of laminated strips of selected light woods. Three fins are included for improved stability.

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Treasure Chest Fit For A Queen

Inlaid Storage Box
8" x 6" x 6"
available in ivory/aqua and ivory/grey

The quatrefoil and clover design that adorns this box is made from inlaid cattle bone.  The interior is made of natural reclaimed wood.  Each piece is meticulously handcrafted by gifted artisans from all over the world.  This box makes the perfect gift for that special woman in your life to stowaway all of her most precious keepsakes in style.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Seating Fit For A God

Klismos Style Side Chair
24.5" x 23.5" x 34"

This newly constructed chair has a classical shape.  It has a woven caramel colored leather back with a leather seat on a “rusty” wrought iron frame – as chic today as it was in Ancient Greece.  The elegant curves of the chair makes it both masculine and feminine able to be used in most any interior situation.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Pair of cerused oak nightstands
by Oakmasters Originals
circa 1960
15" x 20" x 30.25"

This pair of vintage nightstands is to die for!  I love the smaller scale, the vertical nature and the original bronze handles.  I forgot to mention my favorite part, the beautiful cerusing that make each piece that much more special.  I see these used in almost any situation, from the more obvious beach house retreat bedroom to the less- paired with a long, thick cut piece of glass as a console/desk combination.
Either way these nightstands are a must-have!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Perfect Pendant Lighting

Large Hicks Pendant Light
designed by Thomas O'Brien for Visual Comfort

This hanging light is one of our signature pieces, I love the modern industrial nature of the design.  With a handful of great finish options this piece can work in just about any space.

Please follow the link below to see images of the light in actual spaces,

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Piece of Provence

Anduze Style Pot
23"W x 25"H
$750.00  each

Make a statement this summer in your garden or on your terrace with this beautiful pot.  The exaggerated scale and creamy crackle glaze instantly bring you to the steps of an old French chateau waiting to be discovered.  I see this planter overflowing with fragrant lavender or used indoors as a vessel for your carefully curated collection of umbrellas and walking sticks. 

Monday, April 30, 2012

New Vintage Week at AERO!

This week I will be featuring all of the new vintage pieces that have recently come on to the floor in the gallery.  There is no way I can just choose one or two because quite honestly they are all amazing pieces, beautifully appointed and looking for a good home.

There will be new post daily so stay tuned!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Rosie!!! Meet Me in the Living Room.

Circular Cocktail Table
circa 1950
18”D x 24”H

This vintage table is the perfect size for entertaining, whether it be for one or for a crowd.  The light visual weight will make it almost disappear in your space.  With a polished chrome base and bronzed metal paired with the "weightless" glass reminds me of a piece from a real life Jetsons set.  Act quickly, this table is sure to fly out the door fast!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Collect Vintage Pottery!

Handpainted Vase
circa 1930
Schramberg, Germany

This vintage vase just made its way on to the gallery floor and I have a feeling it will not be hear long!  Beautifully hand painted with rich, vibrant colors this piece is sure to make a statement anywhere in your home.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Cocktail Hour Proper

Vintage Boltalite Oval Tray
circa 1940
24" x 20"

 I love this tray, it is the perfect Art Deco accent to serve your guests in proper Mad Men style!  Made in the US of solid burled wood the tray can handle any serving situation or rest comfortably on your coffee table with a stylish story.  
For the price, vintage this good looking is hard to find!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Modern Gardening 101

Architectural Pottery
Large Stacked Planter
21" x 16"

The hand crafted planter, container or garden sculpture above will carry a contemporary motif throughout your interior and exterior landscape design. It is part of a collection of organic forms and geometric shapes that continues to grow, I see it used on a swanky Soho terrace or in multiples lining the pool of your Sag Harbor retreat.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Landlocked Does Not Mean Design Blocked

Vintage Suzani Textile
19th Century

I am huge fan of vintage textiles so when this gem came into AERO I immediately knew I had to share it with all of you!  A 19th century chain-stitched suzani from Uzbekistan on dark, almost black velvet ground, with assorted silk-embroidered stylized desert flora with palmettes and roundels, embroidered over five panels.  This would make the perfect finishing touch to a bed or better yet hung on the wall as art.