Dionne Rivera

MAD museum – against the grain


This is an amazing, inspiring show.  It exhibits my favorite combination: art+functionability, it’s over September 15th

matthias pliessnig’s thonet chair

cinderella table made by combining an 18th century commode and an antique console by CNC: computer numbered cutting system

jeroen verhoeven: cinderella table made by combining an 18th century commode and an antique console by CNC: computer numbered cutting system

cinderella table

 

curvy canoe

curvy canoe

draped wood

draped wood

gary carsley monoprint applied to ikea furniture

gary carsley monoprint applied to ikea furniture

twin frames

twin frames

mark moskovitz's facecord

mark moskovitz’s facecord

mark moskovitz's facecord

mark moskovitz’s facecord

 

yoya ushida

yoya ushida

yoya ushida collapsible sofa

yoya ushida collapsible sofa

beautiful

beautiful

 

against the grain

against the grain

 

bud lanen

bud lanen

 

alison elizabeth taylor marquetry inspired wood veneer and shellac armstron congoleum

alison elizabeth taylor marquetry inspired wood veneer and shellac armstron congoleum

 

armstrong congoleum

armstrong congoleum

 

against the grain

against the grain

love this

love this

 

last one..

last one..

 

 

 

 

odd, eccentric pieces and places


Here is part of my vast collection of unique and eccentric pieces I covet and places I want to visit

yves st. laurent's jardin majorelle

yves st. laurent’s jardin majorelle

fountains at jardin majorelle

fountains at jardin majorelle

ysl massive bathroom

ysl massive bathroom

his living room

his living room

henry o. studley's wall hanging tool chest, beautiful and practical

henry o. studley’s wall hanging tool chest, beautiful and practical

terra cotta flame finial at blackmancruz.com

terra cotta flame finial at blackmancruz.com

bronze skull lamp from blackmancruz.com

bronze skull lamp from blackmancruz.com

blackmancruz.com again 1850's brass, iron, and leather

blackmancruz.com again
1850’s brass, iron, and leather

a resin and carrara marble powder bust

a resin and carrara marble powder bust

creel and gow for the best curios

creel and gow for the best curios

creel and gow indian blue and albino taxidermied peacocks

creel and gow indian blue and albino taxidermied peacocks

creel and gow card slice skull

creel and gow card slice skull

Pierre Giraudon resin mount of a snake skeleton

Pierre Giraudon resin mount of a snake skeleton

Lenticular eye in a round frame

Lenticular eye in a round frame

hand andirons for your fireplace

hand andirons for your fireplace

 

black lacquer harlow throne

black lacquer harlow throne

recamier from the estate of billy wilder

recamier from the estate of billy wilder

 

salamander sconce

salamander sconce

pollaro goldfish screen

pollaro goldfish screen

pollaro goldfish screen

pollaro goldfish screen

doris duke shangri-la dining room

doris duke shangri-la dining room

doris duke shangri la

doris duke shangri la

view of a ceiling

view of a ceiling

hammered brass scorpion table by brasseur
hammered brass scorpion table by brasseur
Large Black Vistosi Disc Chandelier

Large Black Vistosi Disc Chandelier

bronze sculpture of a man in thorns

bronze sculpture of a man in thorns

malayan coral snake photo 1st dibs

malayan coral snake photo 1st dibs

whistler's peacock room

whistler’s peacock room

close up of painting in peacock room

close up of painting in peacock room

fireplace in peacock room

fireplace in peacock room

fireplace in peacock room

fireplace in peacock room

valerian rybar's bedside table Rybar’s command center in the master bedroom: A stainless-steel-topped side table with built-in telephone and intercom; controls for the alarm clock, television, music, lights, and dimmers; plus a switch for the electric blanket.1972

Valerian Rybar’s (the world’s most expensive decorator) command center in the master bedroom: A stainless-steel-topped side table with built-in telephone and intercom; controls for the alarm clock, television, music, lights, and dimmers; plus a switch for the electric blanket.  Very James Bond or Maxwell Smart 1972

valerian rybar's faux library his storage and doors to the rest of his apartment

valerian rybar’s faux library his storage and doors to the rest of his apartment
victorian shadow box containing wax fruit

victorian shadow box containing wax fruit

the library at ham house

the library at ham house

The Green Closet, seen through the doorway from the Long Gallery at Ham House, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey

The Green Closet, seen through the doorway from the Long Gallery at Ham House, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey

 

Collection of ebony-framed pictures and miniatures on the east wall of the Green Closet at Ham House, Surrey.

Collection of ebony-framed pictures and miniatures on the east wall of the Green Closet at Ham House, Surrey.

painting in the green closet at Ham House, Richmond-upon-Thames

painting in the green closet at Ham House, Richmond-upon-Thames

 

ivory group with snake charmer 1st dibs

ivory group with snake charmer 1st dibs

A Collection of Lou Gartner Curiosities

A Collection of Lou Gartner Curiosities

gio ponti glass panel

gio ponti glass panel

glass panel detail

glass panel detail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pools….


It is so hot.  These pools and lakes look so refreshing

 

pool from kelly klein's book, Pools Reflections

pool from kelly klein’s book, Pools Reflections

dedon island 2

dedon island resort

also dedon island, phillipines

dedon-island

grand hotel a villa feltrinelli

villa feltrinelli, italy

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kelly klein’s pool book

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kelly klein pools – japan

kelly klein pools

more kelly klein

kelly klein

still kelly klein…

roberto cavalli

roberto cavalli’s pool

selman marrakech hotel

the selman hotel in marrakech

taj lake palace

the taj lake palace in udaipur

taj-lake-palace

more taj lake palace

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still more taj

the-lily-pond-courtyard taj lake palace

the lily pond courtyard, taj lake palace

space savers


Below are a few ideas for small spaces:

calatrava designed cube-closed

calatrava designed cube-closed

the cube new york magazine calatrava design the cube kitchen

hall office

hall office

hall office

 

corner chair

art nouveau corner chair

nella vetrina hidden bar rosewood student desk    art deco bar sculpture

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nella vetrina

nella vetrina gio wall unit

vurv wall desk vurv wall desk open

 

Campaign furniture can be folded up when not in use

chrome and wood vintage campaign chairs

chrome and wood vintage campaign chairs

burl walnut folding campaign desk

burl walnut folding campaign desk

Lucite is the perfect thing for a small space

70's lucite folding tables

70’s lucite folding tables

lucite desk

 

 

the pet accessory dilemma


We recently adopted a beautiful coonhound mix, Otis from our local shelter.

otis

To buy Otis a bed, collar, leash, even un-ugly toys was a problem.  Everything was either over accessorized with bows,  ruffles, studs, spikes, or it was brown corduroy-sofa boring.

Here are a few of the accessories I found in my research that would blend in and/or enhance with most interiors.

These are the my favorites:

a very mod dog pod

a very mod dog pod

wowbow of london

wowbow of london

ultimate pet bed

ultimate pet bed

another ultimate dog bed

another ultimate dog bed

le corbusier inspired

le corbusier inspired

very mod bed

very mod bed

I could sleep in this

I could sleep in this

And some of the simpler designs:

this is the most practical

this is the most practical

safari dog cushion

safari dog cushion

ellipse dog bed by vurv

ellipse dog bed by vurv

sleek dog steps:

urban pet haus

urban pet haus

the most beautiful crate, also from urban pet haus:

box crate

box crate

Here are some amazing dog bowls:

multi-sized dog bowls

multi-sized dog bowls

to match any decor

to match any decor

stainless dog bowls

stainless dog bowls

great idea, wall mounted bowls

great idea, wall mounted bowls

black walnut wall feeder

a little over the top, but perfect for a 70's penthouse

a little over the top, but perfect for a 70’s penthouse

also for the 70's penthouse

also for the 70’s penthouse

chic dog collars:

filson dog collar, comes with matching leashes

filson dog collar, comes with matching leashes

also filson's

also filson’s

tanner goods collar, hand waxed

tanner goods collar, hand waxed

For the unconventional pet owner:

for your pet chicken

for your pet chicken

 

 

 

 

 

children’s rooms


Unfussy, functional, children’s rooms and bathrooms are rare–below are a few of my favorites

via le journal de la maison

via le journal de la maison

 

hasselqvist designed bedroom

hasselqvist designed bedroom

 

I love wallpaper camouflaged doors

I love wallpaper camouflaged doors

 

domino magazine children's rooms, black chalk board paint

domino magazine children’s rooms, black chalk board paint

 

wallpaper that isn't too disney

wallpaper that isn’t too disney

 

via cottage living

via cottage living

 

great built-in bunk beds from wide open spaces

great built-in bunk beds from wide open spaces

holden & dupuy nursery

holden & dupuy nursery

 

massucco warner miller turquoise and toile kid's room

massucco warner miller turquoise and toile kid’s room

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great bathtub

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I love walls tiled to the ceiling for children’s baths

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ditto

 

acrylic crib by nurseryworks

acrylic crib by nurseryworks

 

san francisco exploratorium custom lounges


On April 12, 2013 the Exploratorium  hosted its much anticipated opening Gala, a three-tiered event designed to appeal to a range of partying styles and price points, and featuring the design concepts of 24 Bay Area interior designers.  Here are a few snaps of some featured lounges– photos courtesty of lisa black

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