In 1900, Erwin Perzy created the first snowglobe, with snow made from ground rice. His patent was titled “Glass Globe With Snow Effect.” Today, his grandson runs a snowglobe museum in Vienna. The backstory: At the turn of the 20th century, a surgeon asked Erwin Perzy, a medical instrument technician, to make the Edison light […]


“Wintry Mix” Enjoy the Snow! 1. Winter Prayers, Iron and Wine 2. Wind and Rain, Wild Leaves 3. Neon Drag, Malaena Cadiz 4. Cups, Lulu and the Lampshades (Watch the amazing video, here) 5. You Were Always on My Mind, Elvis Presley 6. Alison, Elvis Costello 7. Day is Done, Nick Drake 8. Blackbird, Elliot […]

Gifts for the Sleepless

Personally, a bed or chaise lounge will ease us to sleep, but for those who need a little more encouragement… about an ostrich pillow? or a cashmere bratwurst blanket? These are perfect gifts for the insomniacs in your life. Garnish with some lavender, for relaxation.


Through December 20. Happy Holidays!

Library Credenza: Named Best of Year Finalist by Interior Design

Maxine Snider Inc.’s Library Credenza was named as a finalist for Best of Year by Interior Design. The credenza was honored in a December 5 awards ceremony, attended by over 900 people, in Frank Gehry’s IAC building, in New York City. Among more than 1,800 submissions, the credenza kept good company with finalists Andrew Franz, […]