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Happy Birthday Anna G!

Red hot in a tribal mask

You’ve seen Anna G around.  She’s long, lean and always has a playful smile on her face.  She likes to hang out in nice kitchens usually near a bottle of wine.  Yes, that Anna G!  The iconic Alessi corkscrew shaped like a woman was created by Italian architect, designer and […]

Moody Rooms, Warm Metallics

brass lamps with grey walls

The interiors trend for warm metals is still going strong.  I think they look particularly striking when paired with a dark background.  This combination can show a strong Asian look. Warm metallics and dark rooms can also create a very contemporary style. The bronze lamp here really brings the charcoal […]

A Bit of Medieval Norway in South Dakota


The Borgund Stavkirke, located near Laerdal Norway, was built about 1150 AD.  In 1969, Americans of Norwegian immigrant descent created an exact replica in Rapid City, South Dakota.  They had the permission and architectural plans supplied by the Norwegian government and the help of a master carver in Norway. The […]


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