Pippip Ferner at Co|So on Newbury Street

Years ago, when the tiny airplane I had boarded in Denmark made its way through the clouds to descend into a proportionately tiny airport perched atop a Norwegian mountain, what immediately struck me about the landscape below – and continued to thrill throughout that and every visit – was its extraordinary depth and scale. The…

How German design came to America

I originally wrote this piece for the Scandinavian auction house Lauritz.com‘s blog, and wanted to share it with CulturePeel.com readers interested in modern design. For most Americans, encounters with Apple’s iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad don’t immediately conjure up thoughts of Germany. And yet the mastermind behind Apple’s iconic designs, British-born industrial designer Jonathan Ive, is quite open…

The dramatic story of Russian icons

I originally wrote this article for the Scandinavian auction house Lauritz.com and wanted to share it with CulturePeel.com readers. Anyone reading in the Boston area: we’re lucky to have the Museum of Russian Icons just down the street in Clinton, MA!  What is an icon? For a Russian Orthodox Christian, it is a sacred religious object,…