Design,  Fashion,  Interiors

To Die For


Do you ever see something and say, “If I died and came back as a

_________ (fill in the blank), I would want to be that one.”  I do.  Granted,

I have a flair for the dramatic.  But still.  Sometimes a designer – or artist,

photographer, architect – creates something so original, so beautiful that one

can’t help but be awed.  Luxe & Lucid will be highlighting some of these

objects d’art from time to time.  So extraordinary, each piece stands alone.


   If I died and came back as an …



r&y collection


R & Y Augousti

Ria and Yiouri Augousti



20 years ago, through the grace of the design gods, Ria and Yiouri Augousti met in

London.  They fell in love, married, and formed the company R&Y Augousti.  From the

beginning, their design sensibilities were a match made in heaven.  Traveling the world, they

select exotic skins, stones and other natural materials for their furniture and accessories

collections.  Sculptural, textural and drop-dead gorgeous, each piece is a work of art.  And 

attention men:  if there is a chic, worldly woman in your life whom you want to impress, this

is the answer.  Forget diamonds, forget the Mercedes.  When you give a woman a gift from

R&Y, you are telling her she is an exquisite, remarkable creature like no other.  Perfection.


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