Dionne Rivera

New Listings at Odd & Co.


Here are a few of the new things listed this week

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A pair antique french bronze sconces

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A beautiful Japanese style vase

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An Art Deco Milk Glass Vase

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A first edition of “You and Heredity”… You can find out if your musical ability or lack of…will be passed to your children!

I’m open for business!


I’ve opened up an etsy site called odd & co. !!  Below are a few things that are up for sale.. I’ll be adding new things daily… come check it out!

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iconic four seasons restaurant auction


I’ve always thought of what it would be like to dine here in the Four Seasons heyday. Jackie Kennedy lunching when she was a book editor, Philip Johnson in the Grill Room,  gossip columnist Liz Smith, Andy Warhol… and the power lunches.. very Mad Menesque.  the four seasons

It was designed in 1959 by Philip Johnson for Mies van der Rohe’s landmark Seagram building on Park Avenue in Manhattan.

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The furniture, tableware and objects will be offered at auction by Wright Auction House in an extraordinary one day event to take place in the original interior. Featuring approximately 500 lots, the sale will include works by Mies van der Rohe and Hans Wegner as well as custom designs by Philip Johnson and special-ordered Knoll furniture. The tableware and cookware designed by L. Garth and Ada Louise Huxtable will also be offered.

the four seasons

See you there!

https://www.wright20.com/pages/the-four-seasons

 

I know a secret hideaway…


This is long overdue.. countless times I’ve been asked about new york getaways.  This is my favorite.  It is owned by my friend Tim (an incredible designer) so you know every need is accounted for and every detail is thought out stylishly, of course.

exterior back of house

It is located in hurley, new york – less than 2 hours from manhattan.  It is so worth it!  You can go for just a weekend or escape during the week to breathe that fresh air…re-claim your inner laura ingalls wilder or just revel in the solitude and relax.

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It has a funky 70’s bohemian vibe – a huge vinyl collection with a great sound system, a breakfast porch, outdoor seating with a gas grill.. upstairs and downstairs sleeping areas, even a writing nook!

writing room

downstairs bedroom

upstairs bedroom

It’s very close to historic Kingston with it’s quaint stone houses, old dutch church and cemetery, a weekend farmer’s market.. what more could you ask for?  Groovy ambiance included free of charge.

Here is the link:

http://www.hudsonvalleylodge.com/home.html

(mention this blog post and get a bottle of bubbly)

You’re welcome!

dennis hopper’s last film


We attended a wonderful presentation the other night for  “the last film festival”.  The director, linda yellen put together an amazing cast and crew to tell this story.

Linda goes over Dennis' lines

Now nearing the fifth anniversary of Dennis’ death, they would like to release the film to the public. They started a kick starter campaign to help with post production:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1604258079/the-last-film-festival-dennis-hoppers-unseen-final

“the last film festival” finds hopper starring alongside jacqueline bisset, joseph cross, jobeth williams, donnell rawlings, chris kattan and leelee sobieski.

here are some links to the press coverage:

The Hollywood Reporter: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/kickstarter-campaign-launched-finish-dennis-780296
You can donate anything from $1 to $10,000 (which would get your name in lights as a co-producer of the film and credits in IMDB)
come on…. you know you are imagining your name in the film credits right now!

savage beauty, alexander mcqueen’s exhibition is at the v&a


If you saw the exhibition at the Met, you might feel as I do… that you need to see it again and again.  There was so much to take in… it was the most inspiring, beautiful exhibition I’ve ever seen.  If you find yourself in London soon, it’s on at the V&A from the 14th march – 2 august 2015

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/exhibition-alexander-mcqueen-savage-beauty/

Portrait of Alexander McQueen, 1997 photographed by Marc Hom. © Marc Hom/Trunk Archive

Duck feather dress, The Horn of Plenty, Autumn/Winter 2009-10. Model: Magdalena Frackowiak. Image: firstVIEW

Butterfly headdress of hand-painted turkey feathers, Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen, La Dame Bleue, Spring/Summer 2008. Model: Alana Zimmer © Anthea Simms

Dress of dyed ostrich feathers and hand-painted microscopic slides, Voss, Spring/Summer 2001. Model: Erin O'Connor. Image: REX

Tulle and lace dress with veil and antlers, Widows of Culloden, Autumn/Winter 2006-07. Model: Raquel Zimmermann at Viva London. Image: firstVIEW

 

here are some images from the exhibit when it was in NY

 

guernsey’s urban archaeology auction


On March 27th and 28th, guernsey’s will hold a salvage auction with some of urban archaeology’s antique architectural artifacts that I have been coveting for years.

http://www.liveauctioneers.com/guernseys

a pair of art deco carved doors from a new york nightclub

a pair of art deco carved doors from a new york nightclub

staircase railing piece from the bon marche

staircase railing piece from the bon marche

glass ceiling panel from the bon marche

glass ceiling panel from the bon marche

brass and glass pocket doors from 1910

brass and glass pocket doors from 1910

a dough bin from the 1840's

a dough bin from the 1840’s

 

a pair of pierre louis rouillard urns c. 1856

a pair of pierre louis rouillard urns c. 1856

urn detail

urn detail

 

 

 

french drafting table

french drafting table

a terracotta pediment from c. 1900 with pineapple carvings

a terracotta pediment from c. 1900 with pineapple carvings

 

the falconry companion


This is the gift I’m hoping for, plus the trained falcon

ken hooke designed ostrich skin hood

ken hooke designed ostrich skin hood

Dutch hood: Rattlesnake, ostrich, blue sapphire bead. Syr-Ab Hood: Calf, blue ostrich, black ostrich, blue sapphire bead. Khan Hood- blue ostrich, sapphire bead and horse hair. Khan hood: Tooled calf, blue ostrich, lapis lazuli bead. Made-to-measure for individual raptor.

Dutch hood: Rattlesnake, ostrich, blue sapphire bead. Syr-Ab Hood: Calf, blue ostrich, black ostrich, blue sapphire bead. Khan Hood- blue ostrich, sapphire bead and horse hair. Khan hood: Tooled calf, blue ostrich, lapis lazuli bead.
Made-to-measure for individual raptor.

 

glamping hunt trunk plus falcon transport

glamping hunt trunk plus falcon transport

shooting companion

shooting companion

chic falcon gloves

chic falcon gloves

 

 

 

gaultier exhibit at the brooklyn museum


I kept hearing, “this is so bizarre”.  The mannequins had interactive faces created by high-definition audiovisual projections… their eyes blinked, they sang… bizarre and surreal, plus the most beautiful couture and ready-to-wear designs.  click on the video..

gaultier video

gaultier

close up

my favorite

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2nd favorite

 

scottish punk

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cher inspired

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completely made of bugle beads

 

gaultier pink satin padded room

gaultier pink satin padded room

 

everyone needs a mink shopping cart

everyone needs a mink shopping cart

thank you Mr. Lester for the photos

unique holiday gift ideas


no one will re-gift these:

ex libris bee cushion

timorous beasties cushion

timorous beasties bell moth

timorous beasties bell moth

bell moth cushion in reds and blues

bell moth cushion in reds and blues

biscuitscout slipcover.. only $690

biscuitscout slipcover.. only $690

rume.co.uk smithfield chesterfield sofa

rume.co.uk smithfield chesterfield sofa

anthropologie kansai shelves

anthropologie kansai shelves

 

everything copper..

crate and barrel martini shaker

crate and barrel martini shaker

tom dixon hexagon ice bucket

tom dixon hexagon ice bucket

tom dixon copper shade light

tom dixon copper shade light

eames copper chair

eames copper chair

louis poulsen artichoke lamp

louis poulsen artichoke lamp

 

bb-sweden doorknobs

bb-sweden doorknobs

lastly, for glamping..

anthropologie altair tent

anthropologie altair tent