Farrow & Ball

Every three years the paint company Farrow & Ball introduces a fresh batch of colors to choose from. And as in the past, color consultant Joa Studhome with creative ally Charlotte Cosby, continue to finalize paints by¬† “…hand-mixing sample pots in Joa’s kitchen. It’s still a very hands-on process.”

paintcolors016-opt ‘Salon Drab’

Grab Bag- Pineapple Light

The pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality going back to colonial times. Seafaring men returned from their voyages with shiploads of tropical spices and fruits. To announce their arrival home, the men would attach a pineapple to the fence post inviting relatives and neighbors to drop by for a visit.


One or two of these pineapple lamps would look wonderful on a sideboard, fireplace mantel or bedside tables.