November 01, 2010


Michael Devine Ltd. strives to create beautiful products that are unique and always handmade. Using the best artisans in both the USA and France, every yard of fabric or piece of china is carefully crafted and made to order.

Books of the Week

Two spectacular books were launched last week in New York, Mary McDonald The Allure of Style and The World of Madeline Castaing. Both books are must haves. Mary’s glamorous style jumps from every page with lavish photography. There is no doubt about her design point of view.

Mary McDonald signing the night away

Designer Thomas Burak, Newell Turner Editor in Chief of House Beautiful and writer Dan Shaw at Doyle New York


The World of Madeline Castaing is a rich retrospective of the work of the great French decorator authored by Emily Evans Eerdmans. Being somewhat of a Castaing groupie, I was taken with is number of photos of Castaings work that I hadn’t seen before.

The signing was held in the rarified cadre of the International Fine Art and Antiques Dealer Show. Maureen Footer, Charlotte Moss, David Dunkin and Beth Martell were just a few of the people on hand to have their books signed.

Emily Evans Eerdmans being toasted by Maureen Footer

Designer John Fondas