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As I mentioned in my last post, New England Home has launched a Connecticut edition and I couldn’t be more excited. In the premiere issue, I did an artist profile on Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh, a sculptor who translates the beauty and brutality of nature into sensuous form. Read about her amazing work (as seen below) and see the gorgeous interior designs in the magazine which is on sale at many of the major book and grocery stores in Fairfield County. For those of you who can’t get hold of the actual magazine, click here for Cornelia’s story.

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AlbatrossAnother Saturday morning shopping excursion on 1st Dibs. Today, the guest shopper is New York City designer, Alex Papachristidis. I picked out a collection of items that I would love to work with when putting together a fresh, sophisticated, modern living room. What pieces would you choose from this selection, how would you put them together and what would you add to bring balance to the space?

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site_photo_16September again. How the hell did that happen? Still, there are some redeeming things about early autumn; cushy new sweaters, the purest deep blue afternoon skies and comfortable sleeping nights. I came across these fire features from Colombo Construction Corp a couple of months ago when I couldn’t even think about hovering over a crackling fire unless it was to toast marshmallows- now that I look at these pictures again, I kinda can’t wait for the first fireplace-worthy evening…

Elena Colombo is a classically trained sculptor and architectural designer whose works have been featured in everything from the New York Times to Country Home magazine.  Her firm, Colombo Construction Corp, is a conceptual design and fabrication firm that creates large scale exterior works.

Fire Bowls from CCC

Fire Bowls

In-ground Corten Steel Fire Arc with Acid Etched Tree

In-ground Corten Steel Fire Arc with Acid Etched Tree

Spring Burn Firebowl

Spring Burn Firebowl

Charles Doig Memorial

Charles Doig Memorial

Corten Steel Nest

Corten Steel Nest

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The botanical forms explored by award-winning metalsmith, Heather Bayless, has garnered her First Prize for three of her tableware designs at “Beyond Silver,”  the The Massimo Martini Design Awards.

Onion Sauce Jar with Attached Spoon in Sterling Silver, Fine Silver/Copper Mokume Gane

Onion Sauce Jar in Sterling Silver, Fine Silver/Copper Mokume Gane

Using a range of metalworking methods which include Mokume-gane, (“wood-grain metal”) a 17th-century Japanese process formerly used only for sword fittings, Heather re-imagines seeds, bulbs and spores into contemporary functional pieces. What an amazing creative lens she has!

Bulbs spice shakers

Bulbs spice shakers in Sterling Silver, Copper, Wood

Twins spice shakers in Sterling Silver

Twins spice shakers in Sterling Silver

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Ring in silver and coral

Ring in silver and coral by Aline Kokinopoulos

The Marseille atelier of jeweler/sculptor Aline Kokinopoulos recreates themes from architecture and nature with silver and semi-precious stones. In her hands, sea urchins and lotus pods become wearable art. I’m guessing Mother Nature approves.

Lotus heart Ring in silver by

Lotus heart Ring in silver by Aline Kokinopoulos

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Mer, Evacuation DressesCurator, Barbara Bloemink, corralled 36 multi-media artists for the “Dress Codes- Clothing as Metaphor” exhibit at the Katonah (NY) Museum of Art (www.katonahmuseum.org) to explore a range of cultural issues; reflecting the complexity of contemporary life while showcasing some pretty clever conceptual constructions. (Click on the images for details and attributions.)

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