Sunday, May 15, 2016

Young Design Talents And Italian Artisanship


Ceramic Tiles reimagined as IRIDESCENT FEATHERS
by Cristina Celestino for Bottega Nove - in Milan
Matteo Balsamini

( ROAD TRIP!!!)

CLICK HERE to view all the Italian Designs.




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NYT National Design Awards Announced



Click Here To Go To NYT for results

Hope all is well with my friends out there.
I have not been able to post anything since I arrived here.
I'm just not in a place where I have much that I want to share.
.... I might start posting when I am ready to leave.



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Thursday, November 19, 2015

No Words


I really do not have to say a word.


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Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Renaissance of Brooklyn


Brooklyn is changing everyday.
When I lived in the city I lived in Manhattan on the upper east side.
Did I ever go to Brooklyn? No.
Even though my first "Doctor" husband was born and raised in Brooklyn, 
I never went.
I blamed 'Brooklyn' on why our marriage failed.
Sure! hahahhahaah

Today I am quite certain that Brooklyn doesn't even faintly resemble 
"The Brooklyn of the 60's and 70's"


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Sunday, April 5, 2015

My New Kitchen Plan


Well, I am barely surviving this winter. Of course as soon as I returned from Boca Raton I got very sick with a .... WTF crazy virus, cold, stomach bug. 
And now David ( new husband) has it too.
(at least he knows I wasn't faking it)

We are in the process of ripping the back of this tiny cottage's ass off.
The back of the cottage consist of a frighteningly disgusting kitchen, 
a tiny back bedroom behind the wall of the kitchen, 
and another tiny room to the side of the kitchen.
I am blowing out all walls to make one small great room.
'GREAT' room sounds nutty considering the size of this house.
It is under 1000 ft.
But I know it is going to be GREAT!
After all it is I who has designed it all.
(please dear g-d ....hear me)


Ikea Kitchen (no farmers sink for me) is what I have decided to go with.
My David is super duper handy. He can do anything.
Ikea makes a very nice product and OMG, cheap.

this is my choice from IKEA for cabinet style
I will only spend 3500.00 on the cabinets instead of the 12000.00 
from quotes that I have rec'd locally.
And let me tell you this, this is a 3rd world up here.
Workmanship is horrible, not to mention...
I haven't found much integrity up here as far as contractors etc.
($$$$$ when it should be  $$) 

There will be no upper cabinets ....windows everywhere.
I am going with a counter depth fridge 
that will have floor to ceiling cabinets on either side for much needed storage.




These are my floors through out the entire cottage including straight into the kitchen.
I already have them in the front of the house which we re-did last summer.
Again I made 3 rooms into one.
It is a huge 'MASTER ROOM' ,
it is a living room and the master bedroom in one. 
I love love love it.
All windows on 3 walls.


I will have an island made out of counter height cabinets that are finished on 3 sides as shown above.
The dining will be a banquette with seat cushions and tons of pillows.

And to finish it off there will be a huge wrap around deck on the back of the house.

So....that's what's going on with me.
How about you?
I would love to hear.

XXX's



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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

Private Paradise

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