VandM (Vintage and Modern), a site which sells vintage furniture, antiques, art and jewelry from dealers around the world, has strengthened its offerings by tapping leading design industry editorial talent.
VandM has hired architecture and antiques guru Wendy Moonan and former editor and interior decorator Alexa Stevenson to oversee the editorial direction for VandM’s online magazine DESIGNinTELL. Moonan will serve as the Senior Contributing Editor and Stevenson the Consulting Senior Editor. This duo will transform DESIGNinTELL into a leading online authority as they educate readers with design how-to’s, special event coverage, and curated online exhibitions of VandM collections.
Moonan has been an editor and writer for Architectural Digest, Town & Country, House & Garden, New York Times and Harper’s Bazaar. She boasts a 30-year writing career specializing in art, antiques and architecture. Stevenson has contributed to fine shelter publications and websites including O Magazine, Woman’s Day, and most recently Cottages & Gardens where she was Senior Editor and stylist.
VandM.com recently received an undisclosed investment from Design Holdings Company LLC, led by R. Adam Smith, Managing Partner.
“Design Holdings sees tremendous opportunity in the expanding online category of shelter and design,” says Smith. “Both the public and trade professionals are increasingly turning to the web to seek unique sources for inspiration, education, and product for private collections and decorative needs. With our incredible staff, writers, and curators, as well as our loyal clients and passionate vendors, I believe VandM holds great promise in the months and years ahead."
Smith is a private investor and serial entrepreneur who has formed, co-founded, or started several private investment and operating partnerships since 1995. As a former professional with established Wall Street and private investment firms, including Lehman Brothers, Caxton-Iseman Capital and Castle Harlan, Inc, and as founder of private investment firms Design Holdings Company, LLC, and Circle Peak Capital, LLC. Mr. Smith has been directly involved in venture and buyout investments representing over $450 million in equity commitments.