Dream of Venice Architecture

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JoAnn Locktov has given us another reason to enthusiastically pack our bags, with her second book in the Dream of Venice series, Dream of Venice Architecture. You’ll want to pour yourself a glass of wine, curl up by the fire and page through the breathtaking photography of Riccardo De Cal and corresponding essays by architects and architectural writers, sharing their personal experiences of Venice.  Dream of Venice Architecture is the perfect gift for wanderlusts and architecture enthusiasts. [Read more…]

David Monn’s The Art of Celebrating

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The Art of Celebrating-

Well named! David Monn takes celebrating beyond art form to the realm of fantasy. Few people have the visionary talent to touch the level of creativity that Monn brings to a party. Past Monn events include state dinners at the White House, once in a lifetime birthday or anniversary celebrations, even funerals and memorial services. Client list includes [Read more…]

The Perfect Bath

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Read and Recommended: The Perfect Bath

I hope everybody (US readers) is enjoying a glorious three-day weekend. If you have had your fill of sleeping in and playing in the fall leaves, allow me to recommend a good read, loaded with visual inspiration and design pointers that range from practical to luxurious:

Barbara Sallick, co-founder of Waterworks, blogger and life-long design devotee explores the process of designing a dream bathroom in great detail alongside beautiful images in her latest book The Perfect Bath.  Sallick, who has been hailed as the “grand dame of bathroom design,” stresses that today’s bath is an expression of personal style whether you call it your sanctuary, retreat, oasis, or spa.

Elevating the bath’s purpose… [Read more…]

Hunt Slonem- When Latest Book Meets Exhibit

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The highly anticipated opening this weekend at the Madison Gallery in La Jolla (shown above) is Hunt Slonem’s third solo exhibition, When Art Meets Design. Arguably one of the most fascinating artists of our time, Slonem has remained a representational and expressionist artist even during conceptualism’s dominance. He is one of the few contemporary artists that have remained true to himself and his style. His latest book, along with this exhibit, When Art Meets Design, celebrates [Read more…]

STYLING NATURE: A Masterful Approach to Floral Arrangements

Styling Nature, by Lewis Miller and Don Freeman, review on www.CourtneyPrice.com

Feel free to judge this book by its cover.

You may have heard of Lewis Miller, the New York based floral designer. The one with a client list that includes Givenchy, Chanel, Bergdorf Goodman, Bulgari, and the Whitney Museum. He is famous for his lush, naturalistic take on flower arrangements. Miller’s work evokes an old-world, still life painterly charm that unexpectedly carries a modern twist. He pairs the unexpected, bucks the trends of floral design, and has a restlessness about him that inspires him to continue pushing aesthetic boundaries in his creation of elegant masterpieces. Link him with photographer Don Freeman, who collaborated with Miller for ten years,  using only natural light, and the results are bewitching. Let’s take a look:

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