Constellation Explorer

Constellation Explorer in House Beautiful

A big hearty thank you to “House Beautiful” for including one of our prints — 

Constellation Explorer: Compass to the Northern Sky

— in its Dec/Jan 2014 issue on newsstands this week.

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An image of one of our star charts is featured in the mag’s “Master Class” column on page 24, where each month prominent decorators offer insights into the products and techniques that inspire their work. New York decorator Thomas O'Brien  – renowned for his tasteful modernism, fusing old and new together to create a timeless elegance – was interviewed for the column by Meeghan Truelove.

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In the column, Mr. O'Brien tells of a 1940s star chart that he found on an antiquing trip that has become a cherished possession, and links to our Compass to the Northern Sky print for a similar chart.

In fact, it was upon seeing Mr. O'Brien’s Rand McNally map some years back that we became enamored with finding a star chart of a similar size for our own walls. After scouring the market for years to no avail, we commissioned a mapmaker to lay out and design a new chart from scratch with the most up-to-date astronomical coordinates. We printed it in 3 ft x 3 ft in both black and dark navy, and it quickly became a touchstone for us, one of our most popular and beloved pieces.

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We feel privileged to be included in such illustrious company. Mr. O'Brien’s extraordinary good taste and formidable design talent are a source of constant inspiration. His latest book, released in early November — Aero: Beginning to Now — is already one of our favorites.