Monday, August 4, 2008

The Selby

Lest you think I have forgotten that Portero sells an amazing selection of home goods, I want to point you towards a site that may give you some added inspiration for your personal decor. While our Fine Housewares section does include a lot of dish and glassware, there are also objects ranging from sculptures to vases to decorative pottery. 

If you are looking for inspiration, head directly to The Selby, my favorite new place to go for images of one-of-a-kind homes. Masterminded by Todd Selby, the simple site leads to a variety of subjects, ranging from designers like Brooklyn-based Ryan Korban, above, to Los Angeles- and New York-based models and artists. Clicking on the links will lead you to beautiful glimpses inside each person's abode. 

Korban, above, shows us how to deftly combine a traditional blue and white vase with a modern horse figurine and a lamp that says Hollywood Regency. Here are some great Fine Housewares that might look great in your own space:

Steuben Ovoid Crystal Candlestick holders. I love the squat, round shape of these--they would fit in well with so many decors. 

Herend Baby Chick Porcelain figurine. This would look perfect perched on a mantle or on a high shelf in a child's room. 

Venini Onde Glass plate. A chic as a catchall for your keys in the entryway. 

Image by Todd Selby