aesthetically speaking: halloween

halloween is around the corner and it’s time to get your halloween atmosphere going! our whimsical halloweeny items will help you add that special spark to your celebration.

hej1. ceramic rubber glove mold 2. vintage display dome 3. vintage dental mold 4. vintage books

hhhhh1. vintage oval vase 2. pair of brass candle sticks 3. vintage ceramic pitcher 4. pair of mirrors 5. smoked drinking glasses 6. brass serpentine tray

hot off the press: lonny magazine

we are so honored and excited to be featured in lonny magazine this month!

we spent over two years involved in the rehab and design of michael c. hall’s home, and are so happy to finally share it with you! this project was a joy from beginning to end – not only did we have the opportunity to bring new life to a 1920’s spanish home, we then had the opportunity to collaborate on the interiors with michael on his new home.  from tile to lighting,  furniture and textiles, this home encompasses some of our favorite details and elements.

thank you again, to lonny for featuring our work!

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rummage: 4th of july sale!

don’t miss out on our 4th of july sale of outdoor furniture and accessories!

4th of july 1.1940s french outdoor recliner  2.vintage yellow side chairs  3. majolica turquoise planter  4. new gambibgo pot basket  5. vintage les lunettes sunglasses  6. vintage world’s fair parasol  7. castoria vintage glass bottle  8. medium vintage seaglass bottle

 

art house: lacma’s latin american art galleries

one of the benefits of living in los angeles is our access to some of the finest art museums in the world. lacma is truly one of our favorite museums to explore! and because we live so close, we do so at our leisure to look for design inspiration.

we recently stopped in to take a closer look of some of the treasures housed in the art of the americas building. and, it did not disappoint! in recent years, lacma has been paying particular attention to developing more of their latin american art galleries, especially spanish colonial, modern, and contemporary holdings. so, if you have not been there in recent years, get ready for quite the transformation.

we were particularly drawn to the various forms of decorative storage. simply exquisite! you have to see for yourself in person, but we do want to point out a few key pieces that you should take note of when you are there. the scale of some of these are beyond amazing! we immediately thought how perfect these would be in a kpi project since we love to remix the new with the old, and infuse rooms with character and charm.

mexico chest via kishani perera inc.

adorned inside with beautiful geometric designs, this leather bound chest with curved lid and covered in iron nails made our heart pitter patter. muy bueno!

peru or phillipines sewing box via kishani perera inc.

sewing boxes of this time period were anything, but simple! this features mother of pearl and tortoiseshell. so divine!

peru or phillipines sewing box via kishani perera inc.

of course, we loved this particular sewing box so much we had to get a different perspective so you can appreciate it from all sides including from top.

philippines chest via kishani perera inc.

when we laid eyes on this very detailed carved trunk, our heart just about skipped a beat. just beautiful!

peru sewing box via kishani perera inc.

gorgeous view from inside a sewing box from the late 17th century, which is on loan to lacma from collector patricia phelps de cisneros.

peru sewing box via kishani perera inc.

love the exterior detail of this large sewing box in inlaid mother of pearl!

peru chest via kishani perera inc.

this peruvian chest is made of exotic woods and ornamented with very lavish materials, including mother of pearl, tortoiseshell and ivory. a wonderful representation of the more refined decorative arts!

mexico sewing box via kishani perera

apparently, sewing boxes were very highly valued during spanish colonial times. we can see why! you can tell the extra care that went into them to make them very special.

museum tip: on the second tuesday of every month, general admission to lacma is free to all. la residents also have the option of getting in free every tuesday, thursday and friday after 3pm. so, plan a date for after work or take yourself to experience the beauty of latin american art!

rummage: 6 gift ideas for father’s day

father’s day is just around the corner! men can sometimes be difficult to shop for. we’ve all been there! we hope our gift guide below is useful for you!

FATHERS DAY1. this vintage earth globe will not only be a perfect addition to his office space, but it’s great for planning his next adventure!

2. for the backgammon enthusiast on the go! he will find this handsome pierre cardin backgammon travel set ideal on his travels!

3. add an elegant and vintage touch to his office with these antique fountain pens with blue inkwell!

4. buy his favorite cigars and put them in this lovely vintage montesino cigar box. the box can be kept as a keepsake or to refill with more cigars after!

5. for the beloved handyman in your life! this vintage metal tool box is a practical gift for father’s day.

6. drinking from one of these vintage smoked drinking glasses will definitely make your dad feel ultra cool and stylish!

hot off the press: better homes and gardens

most of us probably know by now that paint can be one of the most difficult decisions to make when decorating a room. even selecting the correct neutral shade can seem like a task. well, thank you to better homes and gardens for their feature on creamy paint colors this month where they asked kishani to share her secrets! we were honored to have the opportunity to ease your decision making and simplify your sampling process. when it comes to selecting the perfect shade of white, kishani’s go-to has always been benjamin moore’s decorators white. it has yet to fail us, and we don’t foresee that ever happening! see the article below for more expert tips and again, a big thank you to better homes and gardens for letting us share a helpful tip!

 

hot off the press: elle decor

have you picked up your june issue of elle decor yet? our very own kishani was featured in the always informative ‘truth in decorating’ series this month! we finally get to reveal the details of her super secret trip to new york and share the full feature. we have been so excited about this for months and are so honored that they called on kishani to share her design knowledge alongside richard keith langham. we should also note that we love the new layout and approach they took this month. it makes us feel a part of the designers’ conversation, and gave us such a quick style lesson on each piece. we wish we could say kishani picked a favorite bench, but really, each bench fits a different need for a different client. thank you again to elle decor for letting kishani share her design advice with all of you! we couldn’t be more excited!

7 gift ideas for mother’s day

mother’s day is almost here! here are seven last-minute gift ideas your mom will love!

7 mother's day gift ideas1. brass grasshopper  2. emerald green divided serving tray  3. 1960’s phoenix coffee set  4. hexagonal wood inlaid box  5. vintage fish ring stand  6. pink drip glaze ceramic pitcher  7. black metal vase with etched floral design

wanderlust: the new luxury in camping

have you ever wanted to wander into the beautiful wilderness without leaving all of the comforts of home behind? we have found beautiful, exotic places to relax amongst the mysterious creatures that live within them. the best part? the interiors provide a luxury you normally receive in a 5 start hotel. take a look at our favorite ways to camp with the chicest of security blankets.

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1.  el cosmico in marfa, texas

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2. gorah elephant camp in plettenberg bay south africa

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3. a terra in são teotonio, portugal

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4. wagon stays in kirwee, new zealand

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5. back of beyond in dehigahaela

throw caution to the wind and start packing! we’re sure one of these will help you check off a few items from your bucket list!

art house: jeffrey gibson

we stumbled upon artist jeffrey gibson by chance and we’re so glad we stayed and continued looking into his work. while his geometric abstract paintings are quite beautiful and have been a part of his newer work, we were more drawn to his adorned punching bags. visually, you can see how he draws inspiration from his native american roots, especially traditional pow-wow dance regalia as seen by the bead work, sequins, tin shingles, color, etc.. but, there is also a very modern touch and other inspirations at work here which make it very fascinating!

jeffrey gibson showroom via kishani perera blog

via new york times

jeffrey gibson at marc straus gallery via kishani perera blog

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jeffrey gibson adorned punching bag at marc straus gallery via kishani perera blog

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in the december 2013 issue of artnews magazine, gibson explains his artistic choices: “the adornment references subcultural fashion, not just native american but also punk and queer – alternatives to mainstream that signal defiance and rejection of hetero-normative culture.” curator marshall n. price of the national academy museum describes gibson’s work as a “mash-up” or “remix”. some of the adorned punching bags are even wrapped in pieces of re-purposed paintings. how cool is that! sure, there is a decorative and beautiful element to this collection of work from gibson, but if you stop there you have missed the whole trajectory he has attempted to take you on. gibson further explains this best himself in this video. (mind you, there are probably quite a few kpi clients that we think would love one of his pieces in their homes!)

jeffrey gibson at marc straus gallery via kishani perera blog

jeffrey gibson at marc straus gallery via kishani perera blog

jeffrey gibson at marc straus gallery via kishani perera blog

jeffrey gibson at marc straus gallery via kishani perera blog

all images in this section via marc straus gallery

this summer, the southwest is in for a treat! in addition to being the subject of an exhibition at the denver art museum, gibson will begin a residency in the native arts artist-in-residence program. we’d love to be a fly on the wall for that class! some of gibson’s most recent exhibitions were at volta, national academy museum, institute of contemporary art in boston and marc straus gallery in new york city, where he is represented. we can’t wait to see what gibson does next! and, it seems we don’t have to wait too long. he recently collaborated with a peace treaty on a line of jewelry and scarves that are based on selected works of his. we are more than just a little obsessed now! how about you?

jeffrey gibson jewelry at a peace treaty via kishani perera blog

jeffrey gibson scarves at a peace treaty via kishani perera blog

jeffrey gibson jewelry at a peace treaty via kishani perera blog

all images in this section via a peace treaty