Coming soon - A quick trip

 

 

In order to make sure I had plenty of new beautiful items coming to FOUND, I thought it was important to rush off for a last minute trip to my beloved Paris and was able to go see some of my favorite antique dealers and vendors.   As we shelter in place now, I am ever more grateful for my time spent there, albeit brief!


As Team Found awaits with anticipation to share these items with all of you I thought it would be fun to give you a sneak peek of some of my favorite finds!

 


Father of the Sputnik style chandelier- this Gorgeous and rare Bakalowits chandelier is a masterpiece.  Made of quality materials, its unique design delivers direct vertical light and radian light through the glass primis which sparkle from every angle.  I want this for my own master bedroom if it doesn’t find a home!

 

A pair of Mid-Century Italian lounge chairs from the 1960s upholstered in the richest ivory Loro Piana boucle fabric.  The chairs have gorgeous modern lines and chic heavy brass legs.  Gorgeous as a statement duo in any space.

 

At FOUND, we are obsessed with many vintage things, one of them being Aldo Tura.  I found this bar trolly in a rich modeled brown tone, which is rich and elegant.  What a gorgeous way to serve your guests! Take a look at our chic green Aldo Tura bar trolly that arrive from Paris last month.

Italian designer Aldo Tura first began producing his iconic furniture in the 1930s in a workshop near Milan. Tura’s designs are a unique synthesis of mid-century aesthetics. Often employing idiosyncratic materials like parchment, eggshell, and, perhaps most remarkably, goatskin, as in this beautiful trolly.  Each piece has a unique visual interest that cannot be found elsewhere.

A pair of vintage sputnik style sconces in brass each with 10 unique bubbled aventurine hand blown Venini glass globes that seem to shimmer and sparkle.  I love these flush mounted on a ceiling or a wall!  

 

I adore this beautiful and heavy weighted 3 tier brass bar cart by French designer Jaques Quinet for Maison Malabert, 1970.  Perfect for serving your guest your signature cocktail.

 

A pair of crystal and brass table lamps also by Austrian designer Maison Bakalawits, 1970.   These dazzling fountain shaped lamps have a wonderful femininity and bygone glamor.  I love them paired in the same room with the gorgeous sputnik chandelier where they would be jewels on bedside tables! 



April 22, 2020 — Maja Smith

it's 5 o'clock somewhere

 


While we are all spending more time at home, enjoying happy hour (which is every day in our house!) it is a perfect time to upgrade your bar game!  


I designed the bar in our home around a solid wood bar with brass butterfly joints and riveted trim.  Custom metal and brass shelves and cabinets house all of our vintage glassware and a vintage Cocktail sign that lights up was originally from a B-52s video!  

 

I love to use vintage and antique pieces in the store and my home- and have a set of old Swedish barstools from the 70s that I recovered with a midnight navy leather seen in the photo above.  For the store, we recently found a set of 3 Milo Baughman bar stools recovered in a deep emerald green velvet mohair and handles and foot cross bars wrapped with a camel leather reminiscent of the leather encased railings I had seen on a recent trip to Stockholm and fallen in love with!

 

6 of our must have pieces for your cocktail hour!

Jewel toned 1970s Ajka cut crystal whiskey glasses with a whimsical dot pattern.  Adorn your bar and serve up a refreshing G&T with these beauties.  

Champagne is my drink of choice and what better way to keep it chilled than in this vintage emerald green hand blown champagne bucket with clean modern lines and when it's not filled with Champagne fill it with your favorite blooms from the garden. 


And place that beautiful emerald green ice bucket on this chic Aldo Tura hand-dyed and lacquered goatskin bar trolly in a rich modeled green.  I can’t think of a better way to serve your guests. 

A set of 4 whimsical cocktail napkins embroidered in emerald green on fine white linen by Walker Valentine.  What a great way to ensure all your cocktail parties are filled with whimsy - it’s 5 o’clock somewhere!  Customize your very own set, email contact@foundbymaja for details.


Chic Romeo Rega bar cart with a linear design, 1970s. Two glass shelves on a chrome structure that is inlaid with a brass detail.  Filled with your best spirits, it's happy hour at home at any time of day.  


Gorgeous alone, or filled with your best whisky or scotch, this Orrefors of Sweden cut crystal decanter brings a bit of glamor to the art of cocktail mixing.



April 22, 2020 — Maja Smith

Paris, J'taime

Paris has my heart and I visit many times of year.   We love to go for  Maison & Objet and Deco-Off week in January to source fabulous pieces when vendors are showing their newest lines and trends, and antique dealers are well stocked for the surge of dealers and designers who fill the city.  This year was particularly special given how the world quickly changed thereafter.

Some of my favorite new pieces are 2 Maison Jansen blue and brass collectible iconic pieces from the 1970s-- a gorgeous writing desk, and a versatile convertible console.   I also adore a pair of to-die-for pink Mazzega sconces, and an incredible Aldo Tura  bar cart

A trip to Paris is never complete without a visit to Marche Aux Puces with my favorite vendors- many of whom have become dear friends!   

I also dine at Ma Cocotte when in the Marche Aux Puces- it is a must for lunch to dine amidst chic Parisiens having brunch and long lunches.

I prefer to get as lost as possible and wander down streets to just 'Find" and see what calls me- but some of my favorites that I go back to every time include:

La Tuile la Loupe- whose owner Eric is a charming gentleman and whose line of Provencal pottery I cherish and proudly carry.

Coco and Giraffe are new restaurants of the same group as Lou Lou and always fun for a gorgeous setting and people watching!  

The Bon Marche is the only department store to go to!   Always a chic installation during Deco-Off week.  

French pharmacy finds- I live in NUXE body oil spray and bring one back for all on my list!

So many chic smaller boutique hotels in Paris, but I love the Relais Christine and recently stayed at Hotel Daniel and is divine in the lobby amongst the gorgeous de Gournay wallpaper panels.



April 22, 2020 — Maja Smith