Friday Favorites 5/6/2011

May 6, 2011

Kara Lashley, Associate Editor
I can’t stop looking at Enzo Berti’s beautifully simple Pavé seating collection for Kreoo. The super-smooth marble bases and wooden larch seats come in various sizes and colors for mixing and matching–seating that doubles as sculpture!

Photos courtesy of Kreoo

Jared Ainscough, Assistant Art Director
I’ve been searching for a good fabric for my last few Friday Favorites, but I haven’t been able to find anything that has wowed me. That is, until I saw the Alexander Henry Fulham Road collection.

Photos courtesy of Alexander Henry

My personal favorite is the Como pattern–the craziest of the bunch. A work of art in itself, the pattern is layered and Baroque and colorful and hand-worked. In the right hands (and in moderation), it could really make a statement. Available at Grey’s Fabric and Notions in Boston.

Stacy Kunstel, Homes Editor
With mind-boggling realism, artist Juan Escauriaza’s paintings are so photographically perfect they can play tricks with your mind. Is that really a painted New England street scene, telephone wires and all or can a brushstroke be seen? The artist’s work first startled me while I was walking down Harrison Avenue in the South End and I saw this painting in the window of Diseño. Now I can’t get enough of looking at the mundane scenes he paints and elevates to art.