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Monthly Archives: December 2008

  • Alvar, you rock my world

    Originally designed In 1936, Alvar Aalto pushed the envelope with this unique shape that will remain forever modern. As a statement against industrial production, the Aalto vase promoted human minded involvement to fill human minded needs. Organic, versatile, enduring; Aalto today takes form in a variety of mouth blown glass vases, trays, votives and bowls by Iittala. In the spirit of “mind-made” design this holiday season, indulge in a bit of Aalto genius with a votive candle holder.

  • Yummmmm.........Spiders...

    I have read so many comments online regarding, Marcel Wanders Zeppelin suspension lamp designed in 2005 which are incredibly negative. Why all the hate? This piece should be appreciated for it’s unique transparent texture and amazing diffused light. The transparent polymethylmethacrylate “candles” & faceted crystal globe provide a “sparkle effect” and play of light and shadow that I think is amazing.

    So, my opinion is to keep an open mind – don’t be scared of creepy crawly things they may have inspired and influenced a designer to create something seriously uber interesting.

  • As old as the hills

    felt the first fabric used by man"

    "The idea for the feltri was as old as the hills where the material was concerned: felt the first fabric used by man"

    Gaetano Pesce

    This wool felt high back chair designed by Gaetano Pesce in 1987 for Cassina is the perfect chair to set yourself into for the winter weather. I love this chair because it gives me the feeling of being wraped in a cozy quilted wool duvet. ....Just add wine.....................

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