Monday, October 12, 2009

White on White Event





These little town blues, are melting away...We are back in Manhattan this week at the New York Design Center on Lexington Avenue! (Last week Rhonda and I were hosted at the D & D Building in New York City by Potterton Books and Country Swedish which we promise to cover in another blog post...great things are happening at both.)







The New York Design Center is home to the Swedish furniture company White on White which will be hosting a Swedish Country Interiors book signing and talk in their beautiful showroom. We had the pleasure to feature White on White founder Lena Kaplan's unique office retreat in our last book Swedish Interiors .





This is a photo from Swedish Interiors of Lena's office studio...we should all have a conference table so inviting! Her showrooms at White on White are of similar mood and design. We urge you all to come to the book signing event
this Wednesday, October 14 from 5 -7 p.m. to view the White on White showroom before Lena moves this month after her ten year store anniversary.

A force in the American Scandinavian Foundation and for all things culturally Nordic in Manhattan, Lena has turned her energies over the last few years towards a gallery in TriBeCa called More North.



The More North Gallery is just around the corner from Nobu on North Moore Street (yup. North Moore. More North. You will find it!). The gallery, opened by Lena with two other like-minded friends, is a veritable scandinavian oasis of light, cheer and good design. The focus here is on the Fine Arts with a rotating exhibit of major nordic painters and sculptors.


More North is currently exhibiting the work of Icelandic artist Hjortur Hjartarson from Oct 6 - Dec 6. "Heavily textural works evocative of Turner, Hjartarson's work is laden with precipitation. Each piece is composed of several layers of paint and glaze, inviting the viewer's impulse to scratch his/her way to the bottom layer in pursuit of uncovering secrets hidden beneath the surface. The landscapes possess an enchanting quality of organic decomposition. Several large scale and smaller canvases will be exhibited." For more information on Hjartarson go to http://www.morenorth.com/




The art gallery also carries decorative arts and a good selction of contemporary furniture. The upstairs gallery is punctuated by a dramatic staircase with birch trees seemingly growing through it. As designed by KOKO Architectural Design, you descend the stairs into a birch grove...


of carved out wooden panels. Utterly charming.


We think More North has one of the best playrooms in the city, too, with its wonderful selection of childrens furniture and toys!
Many thanks to Lena for having us to White on White this week and also to Marianne Thorsen, who's weekend retreat is profiled in our new book, for organzing this special event with White on White!
White on White, 200 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 212- 988-9194
(website temporarily out of service)
Rhonda and I look forward to seeing everyone at the Event!

E.

18 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this! I would love to go if I lived nearby! But Belgium is a little bit too far away!!

    Greet

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a great source of information! Keep up the good work!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Bringing the beuaty of the bright outside inside, I would say. Love your blog and the freshness it brings to my notions of design. PHE St Paul

    ReplyDelete
  4. A wonderful event. Thank you Lena Kaplan and Marianne Thorsen!

    Greet = wish you lived closer! Hope to visit Belgium again one of these days.

    Anonymous & P.H. - Thank you for your kind words of encouragememt!

    Edie & Rhonda

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm really impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to see a nice blog like this one these days.

    Visit my web site :: visit link

    ReplyDelete
  6. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be actually something that I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complex and very broad for me.
    I'm looking forward for your next post, I'll try to get the hang of it!



    my blog post website

    ReplyDelete
  7. Article writing is also a fun, if you be acquainted with then you can write if not it is difficult
    to write.

    my web blog; Outpatient Group therapy Cape Town

    ReplyDelete
  8. Every weekend i used to pay a visit this site, for the reason that
    i want enjoyment, for the reason that this this web site conations actually pleasant funny information too.


    Feel free to visit my page - marquee hire Sussex

    ReplyDelete
  9. Generally I don't read article on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very compelled me to check out and do it! Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thanks, quite nice post.

    Feel free to surf to my page ... boat repairs Cape Town

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi, i think that i saw you visited my site thus i came to “return the favor”.
    I'm trying to find things to improve my web site!I suppose its ok to use some of your ideas!!

    Also visit my homepage: recruitment

    ReplyDelete
  11. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though
    you relied on the video to make your point. You definitely know what youre talking about, why throw away
    your intelligence on just posting videos to your weblog when you could be giving us
    something enlightening to read?

    Here is my blog post: catering Cape Town

    ReplyDelete
  12. I visited several web sites except the audio quality for audio
    songs existing at this web site is really excellent.


    Feel free to surf to my site ... flowers Cape Town

    ReplyDelete
  13. A fascinating discussion is worth comment. I do think that you ought to publish more about this topic, it might
    not be a taboo subject but generally people don't speak about these issues. To the next! All the best!!

    Also visit my web site: hydraulic equipment

    ReplyDelete
  14. My partner and I stumbled over here by a different page and thought I might check
    things out. I like what I see so i am just following you.
    Look forward to going over your web page yet again.


    Feel free to surf to my site :: power steering and brakes

    ReplyDelete
  15. I've read some good stuff here. Certainly price bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how much effort you set to create the sort of fantastic informative site.

    My web page bookkeeping around durban

    ReplyDelete
  16. Generally I do not learn post on blogs, but I wish to say that this
    write-up very pressured me to try and do so!

    Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thank you, quite great article.


    Also visit my web page: architects

    ReplyDelete