Bella is a Design Historian/Journalist in New York City. Her areas of specialization are 20th Century Decorative Arts, Fashion and Contemporary Studio Jewelry. The author’s articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Magazine Antiques, Modern Magazine, Modernism magazine, Fashion Theory RU, the Berg Encyclopedia of Fashion, and various auction catalogues. She is currently researching the life and work of Simon Lissim, a Russian-born decorative artist, stage designer and educator who lived in New York during the twentieth-century. Objects Not Paintings is a labor of love...let it inspire you.