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Paloma Defines Beauty

Whether the dove symbol, her signature XOs or her choice color red,

Paloma Picasso makes a strong statement through her design.

I discovered Paloma’s bold gold designs at Tiffany’s in 1980 and I was dazzled.

 Her large semi precious stones in brilliant colors with dramatic settings that shimmer their magic added something spectacular.


The Art of Not Sitting Pretty

Sensitively written, an engrossing story of a passionate disciplined life.

I am a fan of Alice Neel the artist, a complex woman with a strong passion.  Phoebe Hoban totally captures the artist’s colorful history.

 Alice’s life was messy, hard, often tempestuous and tragic, yet dedicated and committed to the bohemian artist’s life, with no excuses.

A fascinating story of her lifelong commitment to realism, and how she developed her mature work under an intense critical milieu of the NY art world.

Neel stands revealed as a master portraitist, a ‘collector of souls’ who continued to define the modern realist style.

Neel with her tenacity and passion was constant in her beliefs, not following art world trends.
As a pioneer Neel was a bridge to realism.

 Phoebe Hoban writes a rich, enlightening, well-researched biography, which keeps you curious about a compelling art world.

Wearing Propaganda

 A Japanese kimono depicting and glorifying war

with a full striking military scene.

In the years leading up to WW2, Japan was in deep-seated pro-militarism mode

with the third largest navy in the world.

The inner kimono revealed this hyped state to encourage the men and boys

and indoctrinate with adventurous depictions of military glory.

This rare upper kimono available at Hot Moon Collection

A New Life to Old Objects

Mark Herod is resourceful,

he seeks out old worn textural metals

with bold sculptural forms and vintage colorful glass globes,

reinventing his found treasures into intriguing hanging lamps.

With his distinct style, Herod draws his inspiration from architecture, nature,

found vintage objects and form that together makes a strong statement.

Driven by a love of antiques and a desire to upcycle rather than waste,

Mark’s strong eye for design and his play of color and light

make the perfect complement to his skills as an artisan.

 At  Hot Moon Collection.

The Worn & The Precious

Julie Krakowski, a French textile designer planted in Brussels, shows

her intuitive design sense, inspired by marks left by time and embellished

to highlight the notion and beauty of change.

Her  remarkable  Coffee & Cigarettes, the little accidents that she so

lovingly accentuates with intricate embroidery, showing off the unpredictible uniqueness of life.

18c New England Tavern Table

A beautiful rustic 18c New England Tavern Table
nice aged patina in original condition.
Souls of Poets dead and gone,
What Elysium have ye known,
Happy field or mossy cavern,
Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern?
John Keats

Collectible Mid Century West German Pottery

A classic Ruscha shape #315, designed by Kurt Tschöner and introduced in 1954 with hand applied glaze.

This shape shows both the Bauhaus influence and the influence from Murano glass.

available at Hot Moon Collection

a stunning design

Sempli Cupa Snifter/Tumbler

The idea for the Cupa glass was born in a small wine-bar in Firenze, Italy.

Designer, Daniele Semeraro, born in Sweden and after moving to Firenze discovered the joy of wine and the essential role the wine glass played in the drinking experience.  He saw that the glass’s stem was superfluous from both an aesthetic and a technical point of view.  Designing without adding, became his philosophy and the result was the Cupa glass.
Staying true to the Italian tradition, the glasses are hand produced by the most knowledgeable glass blowers.  The swirling rotation of the glass when posed on a table is both amusing and practical; enjoy your brandy in this glass, and smell the aromas as they dissolve into their surroundings, or let your wine oxygenate in the glass in a perfect manner.

The Cupa is produced out of the purest glass containing no lead or lead oxide, making it a 100% sustainable experience.

A pair of gift boxed glasses at Hot Moon Collection in the Living section

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