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  • Small Square Planter Herringbone
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    A little planter is a sweet addition to any home. Succulents, or any small plant, will be happy to live and grow in this pot. Brighten up your work desk, or add a modern touch to your coffee table. Each planter is hand carved with a herringbone patterned, inlaid with black stain, then cleaned to reveal the lines, a process called mishima. For indoor use, drainage hole upon request. Plants not included.

    • Small: 2 1/4" length x 2 1/4" width x 2 1/4" height, holds 4 fl oz
    • Made with porcelain clay and glossy glaze
    • Food, microwave, dishwasher safe

    About the artist: Elizabeth Benotti of Eliot, Maine, the artist behind these porcelain pieces was born and raised in Massachusetts before being called west to earn a BFA at the University of Colorado in Boulder. It was there that she took her first ceramics class. It didn’t take long to fall in love with the material, process and community this medium fosters. Upon graduation, She was accepted into the Resident Artists program at the Mendocino Art Center. In a small town nestled on the northern coast of California, she worked alongside a small group of dedicated artists and explored the relationships between everyday objects, color, image and form.

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  • Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership: Public/Private
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    Text by Lee Skolnick, Foreword by Paul Goldberger

    SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership: Public/Private is the first monograph from the award-winning New York–based architectural firm. Covering nearly 40 years of work, the book—presented in a unique double-sided, two-cover format—exhibits projects in both the public and private sectors. Included in the PUBLIC section is an innovative center for entrepreneurial education, a science center built in a former turbine hall, a light-filled synagogue, two colorful and bright public libraries, and a children’s museum inspired by Leonardo da Vinci. The PRIVATE side features a serenely spatial six-story townhouse, a sublimely linear beach house, a residence and matching studios for two painters, and luxurious twin villas in Anguilla.

    With text by Founding Principal Lee Skolnick, and a foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger; each chapter provides valuable insight into the sensitive planning and highly intellectual process that goes into each project. SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership: PUBLIC/PRIVATE celebrates the accomplishments of a firm that continues tooperate at the top of their game.

    SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership is an award-winning, integrated design firm specializing in architecture, exhibit design, interpretation, master planning, and graphic design. Since 1980, their New York City–based studio has provided these services in the planning and design of museums, visitor centers, corporate offices, residences, and educational institutions.
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  • Kitchen by Mick De Giulio
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    From famed American designer Mick De Giulio comes Kitchen, an extensive portfolio of his latest work. The book features the signature elements and finishes of his uber-luxurious kitchen interiors, along with a look at some of his designs that extend beyond the kitchen. His company, de Giulio kitchen design, founded in 1984, is based in Wilmette, Illinois, with an additional studio in LuxeHome in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. In 2003, De Giulio was named a Kitchen and Bath Design Leader by Interior Design magazine, and in 2005, he was recognized by Kitchen and Bath Business magazine as one of the 50 most influential people in the kitchen and bath industry over the last 50 years. 

    De Giulio has been creating kitchens for distinctive residences throughout the United States and abroad for over 40 years. In addition to residential kitchen design, his body of work includes commercial projects and product design for companies such as SieMatic Gmbh, Kallista (a Kohler company), and Sub-Zero/Wolf. De Giulio’s work has been extensively featured internationally in leading design publications including Architectural DigestTraditional Home, House Beautiful, Interior Design, Architecktur & Wohnen, and Ottagano

    “The featured spaces showcase De Giulio’s expert ability to wed refinement and functionality.” —Architectural Digest

    Hardcover

    280 Pages / 11” X 12”

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  • Spoon by Daniel Rozensztroch
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    A celebration of one of the most universally recognizable and beloved objects of our daily lives, Spoon showcases hundreds of spoons from author Daniel Rozensztroch’s personal collection. Obsessively collected over the course of several years, there are spoons made of wood, glass, mother of pearl, bone, metal, horn, porcelain, enamel, and ceramic, as well as spoons by artists, vintage spoons, rare one-of-a-kind museum quality pieces to the typical spoon of our everyday life that can be found in homes all over the world. The spoon as an object transcends all cultures. With high-quality photography by Francis Amiand and fine Italian printing, the book is perfect for collectors and lovers of everyday objects.

    Daniel Rozensztroch has been a longtime consultant to the magazine Marie-Claire Maison and is now the creative director of the Merci shop in Paris, France. He is also the co-author of a series of titles in the Style Series published by Clarkson N. Potter, as well as a number of books on the subject of everyday things that include Wire and Kitchen Ceramics (Abbeville Press); Glass (Harry N. Abrams); Hangers (Editions Le Passage); Brush and Herring: A Love Story (Pointed Leaf Press).

    “From the most primitive as a tree branch, to the most sophisticated, jewel-like, the story of a man is told in spoons. Artistic director of the concept store Merci and author of the book Spoon, Daniel shares with us his passion for this object and its uses.” - Vivre Cote Paris

    “The book’s graphics are breathtaking for kitchenalia fanatics like me-the words are few, the photos are intense spoon porn.” —Dan’s Papers

    Hardcover

    216 Pages / 8" X 10.375"

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  • Twisted Cross Candlestick
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    Hand-forged, hand-bent iron comes to life with recycled glass fused in Luis' kiln to create organic functional art pieces with clean lines that will be enjoyed for a lifetime. Candles are pure beeswax.

    About the artist: Luis Martinez creates each piece by hand at his studio in Pflugerville, Texas. Each design is inspired by nature, brought to life with superior craftsmanship. Born in Colombia in 1967, Luis discovered his passion for sculpting with his hands after working with different artists for many years, learning various techniques such as melting and shaping iron and fusing glass.

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  • Quiet Beauty
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    Quiet Beauty

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    Quiet Beauty

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    Gold Medal winner in the 2014 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Home & Garden*

    "Just flipping through the pages of Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America will instantly lower your blood pressure."—The New York Times Book Review


    Quiet Beauty: Japanese Gardens of North America is an extraordinary look at the most beautiful and serene gardens of the United States and Canada. Most Japanese garden books look to the gardens of Japan. Quiet Beauty explores the treasure trove of Japanese gardens located in North America. Featuring an intimate look at twenty-six gardens, with numerous stunning color photographs of each, that detail their style, history, and special functions, this book explores the ingenuity and range of Japanese landscaping.

    Japanese gardens have been part of North American culture for almost 150 years. Quiet Beauty is a thought-provoking look at the history of their introduction to the world of North American gardening and how this aspect of Japanese culture has taken root and flourished.

    Japanese gardens include:
    • Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California
    • Nitobe Memorial Garden, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Japanese Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Texas
    • Garden of the Pine Winds, Denver Botanic Gardena, Colorado
    • Japanese Garden, Montreal Botanical Garden, Quebec
    • Tenshin'en (The Garden of the Heart of Heaven), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Roji'en (Garden of Drops of Dew), The George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Japanese Gardens, The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach, Florida
    • Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, Margaret T. Hance Park, Arizona
    • Garden of the Pine Wind, Garvan Woodland Garden, Hot Springs, Arkansas
    About the Author:
    David M. Cobb is a member of NANPA (North American Nature Photography Association) and PPA (Professional Photographers of America). He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and their two cats.

    Kendall H. Brown is Professor of Asian Art History in the Art Department at California State University Long Beach. He also recently served as Curator of Collections, Exhibitions and Programs at Pacific Asia Museum. Dr. Brown is a leading figure in the study of Japanese gardens in North America and is the author of Japanese-style Gardens of the Pacific West Coast.
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  • Teak Bench
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    Teak Bench

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    Teak Bench

    $275.00

    Size: 30”L x 18”H (Approx.) Due to the nature of raw materials and craftsmanship, colors and shapes may vary. Local delivery only or arranged shipping for cost.
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  • Pinched Hanging Planter (Three Sizes in Three Colors)
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    Add some plant life to your home with this textured pinched planter. Hang it from a hook on a wall, window, or ceiling. Mix and match color and sizes to create a plant medley. The planter is glazed with a satin matte glaze, comes affixed with a brass ring and strung with waxed cotton cord. No drainage unless requested. Plants not included.

    • Small: 5” diameter x 4" tall, hanging length 21”
    • Medium: 6” diameter x 4 1/2” tall, hanging length 21”
    • Large: 8 3/4” diameter x 4 3/4” tall, hanging length 21”
    • Porcelain clay, satin matte glaze, waxed cotton
    • Handwashing recommended as needed

    About the artist: Elizabeth Benotti of Eliot, Maine, the artist behind these porcelain pieces was born and raised in Massachusetts before being called west to earn a BFA at the University of Colorado in Boulder. It was there that she took her first ceramics class. It didn’t take long to fall in love with the material, process and community this medium fosters. Upon graduation, She was accepted into the Resident Artists program at the Mendocino Art Center. In a small town nestled on the northern coast of California, she worked alongside a small group of dedicated artists and explored the relationships between everyday objects, color, image and form.

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