COLLECTING

Inspiring: The Enduring Art of Reading

Books are not dead

By Regina Connell. Does the book have a future? All the froth says no. Even our grumpy, romantic tense of fatalism says no. But a lot of data says yes: there is something profound and human about the book. Less … Continue reading

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Shaking the House: Seeking Out “Ugliness”

Lladro Little Kitty

By Regina Connell. It’s not just Marie Kondo and Martha Stewart anymore. It seems that these days, everyone’s cottoned onto the idea of a good spring clean. There are even apps that help you with it. Please. Each major culture has a … Continue reading

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Noticed: Design Miami/

By Lee Hun Chung, image courtesy of Seomi International

By Heather Palmer. The ceramic presence at the Design Miami/ show this year confirmed that (love it or hate it) the “trend” of ceramics is still here. Certain markets appear saturated with ceramic work that feels, at times, too similar. … Continue reading

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The New Luxury: Are You A Collector?

Paul Braga’s Snuff Bottle Collection, image via Bonhams

By Regina Connell. It seems to be that if you like the finer things in life, and are far enough along to have a lot of the basics taken care of, at some point you will confront the “c” word. … Continue reading

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