26 November 2007

decorating porn 11/26

a client of mine once described 1stdibs as decorating porn. i thought that description was brilliant, because for design junkies like moi, it is indeed the stuff of which fantasies are made.

a few items maison21 is drooling over from this weeks new listings (had to hurry and get these posted- next weeks new listings are out in two days, and god forbid i get behind on my 1stdibs!)





two 1970s bronze skull sconces by maria pergay
offered by 1stdibs paris
$33,400 (or 300 euros)
these have got to be amongst the chicest sconces ever- so goth modern. luxe and a little creepy. remember, this is decorating porn, so since it's all a fantasy, price is not an object. but if let me tell you, if he had the budget, maison21 would buy these without blinking an eye and then proceed to design a room around them.




silver leaf bombe chest by samuel marx
offered by todd merrill antiques, new york
contact dealer for price
in my fantasy, this amazing piece would be under those maria pergay sconces. another exceptional piece from the exceptional todd merrill antiques. where does he get this stuff?




brass octagonal beveled mirror by mastercraft
quotient, new york city
$4800
and this mirror would complete my fantasy, hanging between the sconces and above that amazing samuel marx chest. maison21 would then spend the rest of his days, staring happily at the beautiful and luxe tableaux created by these four pieces.

sigh.

4 comments:

Things That Inspire said...

1st Dibs was truly a brilliant business idea. It gives the whole world access to unique, one of a kind items. I hope someone is profiting from it!

Have you ever checked out Decorati? Not antiques, but rather like a virtual showroom. I have not explored it much.

maison21 said...

i would think that michael bruno, the founder of 1stdibs, would be profiting quite handsomely as he reported that 152 million dollars in sales were made on the site in 2006. i'm also pretty sure the stores listed on 1stdibs are benefiting as well- if i remember correctly an article in the new york times reported the the antique stores represented on 1stidbs were making up to 60% of their sales off the site. it really has changed the game for antiques shopping.

and thanks for the tip on decorati- i haven't been, but i sure am going to visit now that you've been so kind to let me know about it!

patricia gray said...

Welcome to the Blogging community!!
I love your blog.

maison21 said...

thanks patricia! the love is mutual!