What I’m Completely Obsessed With

Meet Pablo and Dora from the “Handle the Art” hardware collection by Folwell Studios. These pulls are my newest design obsession.

“Handle the Art” is a unique selection of pulls and knobs, all original, signed, bronze sculptures by artist Gail Folwell.

Pablo measures 13 inches high by 3.25 inches wide by 2.5 inches deep; while Dora measures 12.5 inches high by 3.75 inches wide by 2.5 inches deep.

These two pieces would so amazing on a set of integrated wine coolers or refrigerators.

Folwell Studios makes smaller sculptural knobs and pulls for cabinetry that is meant to “break the mold” on how art collectors, designers and homeowners think about cabinet hardware.

“Good design is visually pleasing. Good art makes conceptual connections with people. Best of both worlds: utilitarian art, cabinet hardware. We touch our cabinet pulls every day. Sculpture is so tactile, and we’re taught not to touch the art. That’s crazy. Sculptural forms are wonderful to the touch.” – Gail Folwell

Folwell’s  figurative work demonstrates a wide range of human experience. Her sculptures express feelings through shapes, texture, physical connections, and actions.

I think we are very fortunate that what was originally just a personal touch of decor in the Folwell home is available for anyone who wants to start collecting sculptural art.

For more information on the artist and her sculptures visit claggettrey.com.

Bronze Finishes Choices for Decorative Hardware

I’ve been holding onto this idea for a post for a while but with Olympic Fever Spreading it seems like a good time to mention that Hardware manufacturer Amerock wins a Gold Medal for their new Bronze Finishes.


Amerock describes this finish as the perfect blend of both Silver and Gold Tones. I think this finish exudes energy and looks great on the contemporary stylings of Essential’Z and Arrondi Bath Collection.


The new Caramel Bronze finish is decadent. It’s Bold yet gives a rustic nod to its rustic roots. It is available exclusively in the Candler, Extensity and the Clarendon Bath collections.


While this finish is not exactly new, it is now available on the new Mulholland Collection. The large appliance pull options from this collection are especially nice.

I hope all of you have a wonderful 4th of July! I’ll be watching the parade and fireworks in downtown Naples.

Best,  Ann Porter, CKD

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