Hobby


Posts filtered by tags: Antiques & Vintage[x]


 

Bed-Stuy Avant-Garde: Inside the Eclectic Apartment of a Brooklyn Designer and Shop Owner

To say that Kai Avent-deLeon is juggling a lot would be an understatement. She’s the owner and visionary behind the Brooklyn concept shop Sincerely, Tommy (and its in-house cafe), and she’s currently overseeing construction on a new project, a restaurant and boutique hostel set to open in the fall—all in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood where she was born and raised. She’s a designer in her own right, creating pieces for Sincerely, Tommy’s in-house clothing line and sculptural furniture for her own apa...
Tags: Home Depot, Books, New York, Craigslist, New York City, Brooklyn, Apartments, Peru, New Mexico, Bed Stuy, Tommy, Jefferson Avenue, Bushwick Brooklyn, Small-Space Living, Architecture & Interiors, Antiques & Vintage


Trend Alert: Vintage French Shops You Can Browse from Your Laptop

We’d look for any excuse to book a flight to France, map out a route, and spend a few days scouring flea markets, brocantes, and vides greniers (the French version of a garage sale) for vintage finds. The next best thing? A few small vintage shops, with wares hand-sourced from antiques shops and stalls throughout France, and easily browsable from your couch. Unlike bigger online platforms like eBay and Etsy, these are more curated shops run (and sourced) by individuals and couples, with small se...
Tags: Books, New York, Instagram, Etsy, Ebay, France, Maine, Paris, French, Reims, Bay Area, Justine, Laurie, Sharon, AKI, Brun


Trend Alert: 6 Vintage French Shops You Can Browse from Your Laptop

We’d look for any excuse to book a flight to France, map out a route, and spend a few days scouring flea markets, brocantes, and vides greniers (the French version of a garage sale) for vintage finds. The next best thing? A few small vintage shops, with wares hand-sourced from antiques shops and stalls throughout France, and easily browsable from your couch. Unlike bigger online platforms like eBay and Etsy, these are more curated shops run (and sourced) by individuals and couples, with small se...
Tags: Books, New York, Instagram, Etsy, Ebay, France, Maine, Paris, French, Reims, Bay Area, Justine, Laurie, Sharon, AKI, Brun


A Designer and an Antiquary’s Remodeled Guesthouses in Reims (Soon Available to Rent)

I have never been to Reims, the city in the Champagne region of France where all of the French kings were once crowned. But, through the magic of Instagram, I’ve spent the last few weeks poring over one of the most classically, quietly lovely projects I’ve seen: a pair of guesthouses and the accompanying family house of the family renovating them, steps from the city’s famous cathedral. It was Instagram that first led me to discover Les Penates Reims: While researching Nomibis—a flea market base...
Tags: Books, Instagram, France, Vacation Rentals, Reims, House Tour, Rose, Jean, Brun, Architecture & Interiors, Antiques & Vintage, Brice, Design Travel, Berard, French Style, Salome


French Lessons: A Designer and an Antiquary’s Remodeled Guesthouses in Reims (Soon Available to Rent)

I have never been to Reims, the city in the Champagne region of France where all of the French kings were once crowned. But, through the magic of Instagram, I’ve spent the last few weeks poring over one of the most classically, quietly lovely projects I’ve seen: a pair of guesthouses and the accompanying family house of the family renovating them, steps from the city’s famous cathedral. It was Instagram that first led me to discover Les Penates Reims: While researching Nomibis—a flea market base...
Tags: Books, Instagram, France, Vacation Rentals, Reims, House Tour, Rose, Jean, Brun, Architecture & Interiors, Antiques & Vintage, Brice, Design Travel, Berard, French Style, Salome


A Famous Filming Location, Available for Let: Glenfeshie Estate and Cottages in Scotland

If the Glenfeshie Estate looks familiar, that’s probably because, realize it or not, you’ve seen it before. Over the past few years, it’s played the part of Balmoral Castle in Netflix’s The Crown, and served as backdrop for the iconic scene in The Queen where a bereaved Queen Elizabeth (Helen Mirren), alone in the Scottish Highlands, spots a stag. Owned by Wildland—the same conservationist owners behind Killiehuntly Estate, another of our favorites, and several others throughout the Scottish cou...
Tags: Books, Scotland, Netflix, Switzerland, Victoria, Ralph Lauren, Highlands, Kitchens, Ruth Kramer, Balmoral Castle, Antiques & Vintage, Hotels & Lodging, Design Travel, Hotels & Restaurants, Edwin Landseer, Netflix Star


A Victorian Hunting Lodge Receives a Refined Upgrade—Belgian Style

Queen Victoria made the pilgrimage to Gairnshiel Lodge in the Scottish Highlands. So did King George V, King George VI, the Duke of York, and the future Queen Mother. They came to hunt for grouse, take in the extraordinary hills and dales, and castle hop (Balmoral is just 10 minutes away). These days the attractions remain much the same—but an equal draw is the lodge itself. In 2015, a very private Belgian family of four, who prefer to be known just by their first names—Eric and Hilde, and their...
Tags: Books, UK, Australia, Scotland, Wes Anderson, Victoria, Ballater, Phoenix, Balmoral, Duke Of York, Antwerp, Hilde, Eric, Dee, Maarten, Cairngorms National Park


Lodgings Fit for the Royals: A Historic Hunting Lodge in Scotland, Revamped by Hauser & Wirth

The most regal place to stay in Scotland? That would be Fife Arms, a newly opened hotel with 46 guest rooms in the town of Braemar, Aberdeenshire, in the famous Highlands, an area first made popular when Queen Victoria visited the area and purchased Balmoral Castle. The hotel is housed in a former hunting lodge, originally remodeled by architect Alexander Marshall Mackenzie (who also designed the Waldorf Astoria in London), now owned by renowned art dealers Hauser & Wirth. Together with Moxon Ar...
Tags: Elsa, Books, London, Scotland, Prince Charles, Victoria, Chelsea Flower Show, Highlands, Victorian, Waldorf Astoria, Hauser, Wirth, Antiques & Vintage, Hotels & Lodging, Hauser Wirth, Design Travel


A Glamorous Pre-War Flat in Poland, Courtesy of Colombe Design (and eBay)

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast,” Hemingway famously wrote. He was commenting, of course, on how the city—and the memories made there—can leave an indelible mark on those who’ve lived there, a sentiment that all Francophiles would agree with. But what if memories aren’t enough? To be safe, the owner of this one-bedroom apartment in Warsaw decided to bring the glamour a...
Tags: Books, Ebay, Wallpaper, Green, Paris, Poland, Auckland, Warsaw, House Tour, Hemingway, Vitra, Versailles, Ceiling Lights, Architecture & Interiors, Antiques & Vintage, Farrow Ball


Nomibis: A Vintage Shop in Reims, France, Shoppable on Instagram

A flea market in France you can shop on Instagram? Julie recently spotted Nomibis, run by Fabienne Nominé and companion Pascal Bisson, who first opened a shop in the city of Reims, France (once the site of the coronations of the French kings), but ten years later discovered that they could sell things more artfully and more quickly on Instagram. Now they use their own Reims home to style their found “antiques and eccentricities,” then post them on their Instagram feed (@nomibis) and on their web...
Tags: Books, Instagram, France, Maine, French, Bay Area, Julie, Antiques & Vintage, Shopper's Diary, Design Travel, Reims France, French Style, Marston House, Elsie Green, Vinalhaven, Nomibis


‘Mamma Mia’ Music Producer Nick Gilpin’s Stylishly Revived Georgian Manse

If houses could talk this one might say, “Mamma mia, here we go again.” It sits at the center of a crescent of Georgian dwellings that overlook the historic English city of Bath: Jane Austen would take long walks here for the rarefied air and the views. Used as University of Bath housing for the last 60 years, the building required a tag team of professionals to convert it back to a single family manse. Architect Jonathan Rhind stepped up to the task of removing the institutional additions and r...
Tags: Books, London, France, Britain, Jane Austen, Cornwall, Jack, Mia, Blenheim Palace, NICK, Islington, University Of Bath, Mamma Mia, Jonathan, Howe, Harding


‘Mama Mia’ Music Producer Nick Gilpin’s Stylishly Revived Georgian Manse

If houses could talk this one might say, “Mamma mia, here we go again.” It sits at the center of a crescent of Georgian dwellings that overlook the historic English city of Bath: Jane Austen would take long walks here for the rarefied air and the views. Used as University of Bath housing for the last 60 years, the building required a tag team of professionals to convert it back to a single family manse. Architect Jonathan Rhind stepped up to the task of removing the institutional additions and r...
Tags: Books, London, France, Britain, Jane Austen, Cornwall, Jack, Mia, Blenheim Palace, NICK, Islington, University Of Bath, Mamma Mia, Jonathan, Howe, Harding


Farmhouse Refresh: An Antiques Dealer’s Clean and Simple Family Retreat on Shelter Island

Pre-marriage and pre-kids, antiques dealer Jonathan Burden and costume designer JJ Joseph spent summer weekends in a group share on Shelter Island situated off the eastern tip of Long Island, New York. Both are people who gravitate to the old and untouched, so they couldn’t help but admire the scraggly farmhouse across the way.”It had fantastic old trees and the house itself was always empty,” says Jonathan. “It was clearly a gem that needed to polished and that’s what I do.” Several years later...
Tags: Books, New York, Maine, Connecticut, Brazil, Denmark, Pond, Chesterfield, Jj, Windsor, Christie, Atlanta Georgia, Jonathan, Matt, George Smith, Hudson Valley


La Vie en Rose: Inside a Costumier’s Dreamlike, DIY Maison in France

How would a French costumier style her own stately country house? With quiet, rosy hues, cinematic hints of silver, and linens she sews herself. For months we’ve been following French stylist and costumier Céline Sathal on Instagram as she slowly and with care restores a traditional hôtel particulier in a tiny village outside of Tolouse. Sathal, who works as a costume designer for the French theater, opera, and cinema, found the 1870s house on Le Bon Coin, the French equivalent of Craiglist (“wh...
Tags: Books, Diy, Instagram, France, Marseille, Paris, Ikea, French, Pink, Toulouse, Guyana, Houses, Bosch, House Tour, Kitchens, Versailles


12 Design Lessons from Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge

My favorite places to visit when traveling are biographical museums, the original homes or workplaces of architects, artists, or writers. The spaces are personal, the experience is intimate, and I leave feeling as though the subject is a close friend. Perhaps the most intimate of them all is Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge, England. That’s because Kettle’s Yard is remarkably unchanged since owners Jim and Helen Ede left in 1973. “One of [England’s] most intimate and spellbinding museums, the collect...
Tags: Books, England, France, Britain, United Kingdom, Paris, Cambridge, Kettle, Cardiff, Pablo Picasso, Copenhagen, University of Cambridge, Barbara Hepworth, Modern, Helen, Windsor


10 Easy Pieces: Icebox Latches

Early icebox refrigerators were carefully designed pieces of furniture with durable hinges and handles. Today, you’d be hard-pressed to find a working icebox, but the latch still persists—with the same satisfying snap and tactile handle. A single icebox latch can be applied to a wardrobe or a whole set to kitchen cabinets; here are our favorites. Above: The Richelieu Metal Ice Box Latch in chrome finish is $44.99 at Wayfair. Above: The Refrigerator Door Latch, shown in Silicon Bronze Me...
Tags: Books, Hardware, France, Silver, Kitchens, Brass, Wayfair, Stainless Steel, Antiques & Vintage, 10 Easy Pieces, Design Sleuth, Door Hardware, Cabinet Hardware, Sun Valley Bronze, Contact Sun Valley Bronze, Wilmette Illinois


Hotel Peter & Paul: A Former New Orleans Catholic School, Wholly Transformed

Amongst New Orleans’ many design destinations with storied histories (a restaurant in a 186-year-old Creole cottage, a hotel in the former headquarters of a Scandinavian furniture importer), one distinctive newcomer may have the most interesting former life. Hotel Peter & Paul, on an unassuming residential block in the Marigny neighborhood, is housed in four late 19th-century buildings that were once Saints Peter and Paul Catholic church and school. The school closed down in 1992, the church in ...
Tags: Europe, Books, France, India, Middle East, New Orleans, Ash, Historic, Peter, PAUL, Nathalie, Peter Paul, Kraemer, Morocco India, DIY & Remodeling, Remodel & Renovation


Marston House in Vinalhaven: A Maine Tradition Continues

Long before they were Instagram stars, Sharon and Paul Mrozinski were my family’s favorite source for exceptional antiques. Whenever work or summer vacations took us to Maine, stopping off at their shop in Wiscasset was an absolute must. So you can imagine my horror when a couple of years ago, I heard they were selling Marston House. I believe the subject line in my followup email read, “Nooooooo, say it isn’t so!” Fortunately for me, my family, and thousands of their fans, Sharon and Paul and t...
Tags: Books, England, Instagram, France, New Hampshire, Maine, Portland, Ralph Lauren, Rhode Island, New England, Anderson, Tuscany, Benjamin Moore, House Tour, PAUL, Sharon


Marston House in Vinalhaven: French Vintage Style in Maine

Long before they were Instagram stars, Sharon and Paul Mrozinski were my family’s favorite source for exceptional antiques. Whenever work or summer vacations took us to Maine, stopping off at their shop in Wiscasset was an absolute must. So you can imagine my horror when a couple of years ago, I heard they were selling Marston House. I believe the subject line in my followup email read, “Nooooooo, say it isn’t so!” Fortunately for me, my family, and thousands of their fans, Sharon and Paul and t...
Tags: Books, England, Instagram, France, New Hampshire, Maine, Portland, Ralph Lauren, Rhode Island, New England, Anderson, Tuscany, Benjamin Moore, House Tour, PAUL, Sharon


Vintage French Style You Can Rent: Madame de la Maison in Paris

Here’s a novel idea: Instead of generic catering supply, you can now rent vintage Limoges porcelain and Longchamp serveware for your wedding, dinner party, or just because. It’s all through Madame de la Maison, a one-woman operation helmed by Ajiri Aki, based in Paris. Aki—who was born in Nigeria, raised in Texas, and worked in the fashion industry in New York (including at the Met’s Costume Institute) before going back to school to study decorative arts—lives now in France, and takes day trips ...
Tags: Books, New York, Texas, France, Nigeria, Paris, Venice, French, Tabletop, Longchamp, Limoges, AKI, Antiques & Vintage, Shopper's Diary, Tablescapes, Fabrics & Linens


Required Reading: An Artist Couple’s Hauntingly Beautiful Quarters, Courtesy of Perfect English Townhouse

To create his moody, nature-inspired paintings, David Campbell uses a witch’s cauldron of materials, including wood ash, beeswax, iron oxide, and rabbit skin glue. So it makes sense that he would care—a lot—about the surfaces in his own house. He and his wife, Anita Evagora, a hat designer-turned-ceramic artist (the two met as students at London’s Royal College of Art), live in a Victorian townhouse in York stripped down to its bare and scarred plaster walls. They moved to the northern English c...
Tags: Books, London, Greece, David, David Bowie, Victoria, Industrial, Plaster, Queen Elizabeth, Baldwin, Royal College of Art, Anita, Quaker, Van Dyke, David Campbell, Sawday


Welsh Coast: Traditional Wool Blankets in Unexpected Palettes from Melin Tregwynt

Are woven wool blankets from yesteryear having a moment? We hope so. We first posted on Melin Tregwynt, the Welsh woven tapestry blankets woven in a “small white-washed woolen mill” on the Pembrokeshire coast, way back in Remodelista’s first year (see Accessories: Melin Tregwynt Welsh Tapestry Blankets). But it seems the blankets might be having a renaissance: we’ve spotted them in the fall collections of several online purveyors, from English shops Another Country and Rowen & Wren to CB2. Thoug...
Tags: Autumn, Books, Wales, Color, United Kingdom, Patagonia, South America, Pembrokeshire, Wool, Bedding, Pine, Antiques & Vintage, Remodelista, Blankets & Throws, Another Country, Rowen Wren


The Design Skeptic: How Nostalgia Made Me Stop Hating My Mother’s China

In her monthly column for the Wall Street Journal, Gardenista editor Michelle tackles matters in interiors (even when her take is controversial). Here, she asks, “Where do nostalgia and interior design intersect?” Here’s the piece; see the original via the Wall Street Journal. Above: Photograph by Rory Gardiner from Blue Period: An English Manor House Channels Picasso. By re-assembling my mother’s lost china set, I cannot re-assemble my mother. I am aware of that. In fact, when she was ali...
Tags: Books, Cook, Etsy, Ebay, Kentucky, China, Singapore, America, Chicago, Jack, Joe, Page, Tableware, Michelle, Adams, Beaune


Steal This Look: Manka’s Vintage Bath in Inverness, California

A while back we featured the 1900s cabins of Manka’s Inverness Lodge in West Marin. Now, as part of our Golden State week, we’re revisiting the full bath in each of the large cabins, each one complete with a clawfoot tub, an outdoor shower, and vintage fixtures. Here are some ideas for re-creating the look. Above: The white bath has a rough-hewn stone tiled floor and matte black painted doors. Photograph by Andria Lo for Remodelista. Above: A vintage console sink with a recessed medicin...
Tags: Books, England, London, Berlin, Copenhagen, Benjamin Moore, San Francisco Bay Area, Bathrooms, Soho House, Golden State, Bathtubs, Overstock, Antiques & Vintage, Farrow Ball, Andria Lo, Cottages & Cabins


In the Cornish Countryside: A Former Vicarage Soulfully Updated by Architect Amin Taha

Currently on the market: a former vicarage in Crowan, England, that dates back to 1880 and is said to have been designed by J. P. St. Aubyn, an English architect known for his Gothic Revival church designs. (See the complete listing on The Modern House.) The structure, with its steeply pitched roof and arched windows, is true to form, but thanks to an extensive yet sensitive update by renowned British architect Amin Taha, with a goal of turning the imposing property into a welcoming family home,...
Tags: Books, England, United Kingdom, Ikea, House Tour, Plywood, Modern House, Cornish, Architecture & Interiors, Antiques & Vintage, Wood Floors, Wood Paneling, Piet Hein Eek, Amin Taha, Stone Floors, Crowan England


Steal This Look: A Retro Bath on the English Seaside

Ever since we featured The Rose, a new hotel in the seaside town of Deal in East Kent, England, we’ve been thinking of the boldly colorful rooms and baths designed by Harding & Read and stylist Michelle Kelly. The retro-looking bath in Room Seven, a botanical-inspired guest room, particularly caught our attention with its vintage mint green fixtures and French wicker furniture. We were compelled to research it further and here are the sources we’ve unearthed. Above: The bath on the top floor ...
Tags: Books, UK, England, London, Ebay, France, US, Green, Ikea, Retro, Provence, Willow, Bathrooms, Rose, Kelly, Rockwell


The Lost Kitchen: A Glimpse Inside Maine’s Most Wildly In-Demand Restaurant

This is the summer’s most talked-about restaurant, but you’ll need to get a little lost—and mail a love letter—to find it. The Lost Kitchen is an unlikely success story. First, there’s the matter of where it is: in the rural town of Freedom, Maine, 17 miles from the coast, surrounded by farmland and backcountry roads, near towns like Unity and Liberty. You can count the buildings in Freedom on one hand: There’s a general store, a gas station, a post office, and the Lost Kitchen itself, in an 183...
Tags: Books, Diy, China, Massachusetts, Restaurants, Maine, Camden, New England, Benjamin Moore, Erin, Tabletop, Henry, Ashley, Unity, Midcoast Maine, Greta Rybus


Expert Advice: 12 Insider Tips for Sourcing Antiques and Vintage Online

We all know how to snag the best stuff at a tag sale—get there before the crowd, pounce when you see something you want. Getting the best deals, on the other hand, often means being there just as the doors are closing, when sellers are desperate to unload what’s left. But it’s a whole different game when you’re shopping online—whether you’re in the market for high-end antiques or flea-market finds. More and more sites are selling these items, some by auction and some at set prices. We ask...
Tags: Books, New York, Etsy, Ebay, Paypal, How-to, House, Queens, Paris, Nolan, Hudson, Expert Advice, Ann Arbor, Midwest, Soho, Justine


Expert Advice: 12 Insider Tips for Shopping for Antiques Online

We all know how to snag the best stuff at a tag sale—get there before the crowd, pounce when you see something you want. Getting the best deals, on the other hand, often means being there just as the doors are closing, when sellers are desperate to unload what’s left. But it’s a whole different game when you’re shopping online—whether you’re in the market for high-end antiques or flea-market finds. More and more sites are selling these items, some by auction and some at set prices. We ask...
Tags: Books, New York, Etsy, Ebay, Paypal, How-to, House, Queens, Paris, Nolan, Hudson, Expert Advice, Ann Arbor, Midwest, Soho, Justine


The House that Craigslist Built: A Bare-Bones Farmhouse in Midcoast Maine

Meet the new Mainers: Katee Lafleur and Andrew White, the thirty-something couple running an under-the-radar farm in the tiny town of Montville, Maine. It might seem like an out-of-the-way place for one of the most striking interiors we’ve seen: not in Portland or one of Maine’s well-known, touristy small towns, but 24 miles inland from the seaside port of Camden, in Maine’s wooded, mountainous Midcoast region, at the end of a two-mile-long dirt road, several miles from the nearest grocery. Driv...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Craigslist, Budget, Ebay, Maine, House, Portland, Camden, Airbnb, Hobart, Vermont, White, New England, Bay Area, Andrew



Filters
show more filters
December - 2018
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
January - 2019
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
February - 2019
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728