These local discoveries have caught our expert’s eye – check out five beautiful objects, from a mid-20th-century Italian brass pendant to George Jones for Wedgwood's majolica jardinière circa-1857, that can add some history to your home.
Hamptons Cottages & Gardens - July-1 2014
You start with the basics—looking at the foundation of the garden and the history of the landscape. You can walk on the property and literally feel it with your feet, and then start fixing any problems you’ve found. But if you’re building a house, keep in mind that it’s a very invasive process. A landscape is being completely dug up, driven over, rained on, and so on.
Feathering your nest this summer? These whimsical design objects, from C. Wonder's Sea Life porcelain coasters to an embroidered natural linen Spider and Ladybug pillow by Klaus Haapaniemi, are hard to resist.
We asked designers like Donald Sultan and Amanda Nisbet what they love to collect and got answers from model boats to jewelry.
HC&G jump-started the summer season as media sponsor of the annual Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) Thrift Shop Designer Showhouse and Sale. The event included a cocktail reception and room vignettes by local designers, the contents of which were sold to benefit ARF.
HC&G sponsored the Southampton Historical Museum’s fifth annual Tour of Southampton Homes, which started with a kickoff cocktail reception at host Jeff Pfeifle’s home in Water Mill.
Paton Miller paints what he knows. Familiar scenes, such as the sea and surf, the windmill at the National Golf Links of America in Shinnecock Hills, and even his neighbors’ kitchens often end up depicted in his work. But that doesn’t mean that the Southampton- and Costa Rica–based artist is content to paint literal replicas of originals. For him, the artistry comes through creative interpretation.
There was a time when Bobby Van’s was home to regular customers like Truman Capote, James Jones, and George Plimpton; artists like Willem de Kooning rode around town on a Royce Union three-speed bicycle; playwrights like Wendy Wasserstein penned The Heidi Chronicles in a Bridgehampton carriage house; and Jackson Pollock traded paintings for food at the Springs General Store.
1 Tree of Life bangles by Elizabeth Showers in sterling silver with colored sapphires, from $965 to $1,250 each, Adornments, 83 Main St., Sag Harbor, 631-725-0051. 2 Lauren K moonstone rings set in 18k yellow gold (left to right: Gramercy, $4,675, Kate, $4,400, Bindi,…
Brillembourg, a Venezuelan-born architect who is an adjunct professor at Columbia, put his skill set to use in planning the house; Waisman, a fine artist who studied architecture as an undergraduate in her native Buenos Aires and later earned an MFA in sculpture from Cornell, took on the role of “editor,” helping her husband shape and hone the design. The collaboration paid off.
The legendary interiors illustrator Jeremiah Goodman created window displays and advertisements for Lord & Taylor for more than 30 years, not to mention memorable drawings for decorators such as Billy Baldwin and magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Now, at 91, he reflects on one of his proudest achievements, his beloved East Hampton carriage house, originally built for the J. Harper Poor family in 1917 and now part of the Baker House hotel.
Designed in 1913 by J. Curtis Lawrence, the architect of the historic Ring Lardner residence nearby, the home now bears the couple’s stamp, its decor an accumulation of unusual finds and family heirlooms. A lacquer-topped table holding dozens of family photographs anchors the living room, where Breen’s abstract winter landscape The Gloaming hangs above the fireplace. The view through the entryway reveals various seating pieces with mix-and-match upholstery and pink mandevilla vines climbing the trellis on the back patio.
At Their Home in East Hampton, Artist Billy Sullivan and Curator Klaus Kertess Fully Embrace the World That Surrounds Them
At first glance, the East Hampton home and studio of artist Billy Sullivan and his partner, curator and author Klaus Kertess, is really just two boxes with several more rectilinear spaces tucked inside it—just like one of those Russian nesting dolls. That’s all there is, it seems, until one sees the goldfish darting about in the tank garden that separates the living quarters from the newer studio.
The Holiday House Hamptons Opening Night White Gala Kicks off Six-Week Showhouse at Watchcase in Sag Harbor
On Saturday, June 28th, the Second Annual Holiday House Hamptons presented by HC&G kicked off with an Opening Night White Gala at the Watchcase, 15 Church Street in Sag Harbor, New York. The showhouse will be open to the public daily through Sunday, August 10, 2014. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. The showhouse will be featured in the August 1st issue of HC&G.