Chicky Little

Over the winter we built a chicken house at my house in the country. Along with our orchard, beehives, greenhouses and eventual cows (yes cows!), we’ll soon have a farm that produces real honest-to-goodness food. This is not an entirely foreign idea since as a kid my family had chickens, a large vegetable garden and milk goats, which we all...
Ceilings – Interior Design’s No-Man’s Land

Ceilings – Interior Design’s No-Man’s Land

In today’s interiors, attention seems to be lavished on every possible detail, often without giving the ceiling a second thought. “Paint it white” seems to be the relentless mantra. But in looking at ceilings throughout history, astonishing attention was clearly paid to the space above our heads. The ceiling above is currently being restored by Save Venice Inc., and is in the Sala Dell’Albergo, the “board room” of a prestigious brotherhood, the Scuola della Carità, a building now part of the famous Accademia Galleries on the Grand Canal in...
Into Africa

Into Africa

One thing that holds true about Matthew and me is that we’re always on the lookout for a new adventure. While we don’t always trek the same highways or probe the same mysteries, we’ve absolutely delighted in the journeys we’ve experienced together over the 7 years and counting of our business...
Saving Venice One Masterpiece at a Time

Saving Venice One Masterpiece at a Time

Anyone who knows me well, knows how I love Italy. It affects the way I live, the food I eat, and obviously is my destination of choice. And while I adore nearly every corner of that history-laden country, it is Venice that steals my heart. I am honored to serve as the new Chairman of Save Venice Inc., an American non-profit organization that restores art and architecture in Venice,...