Wednesday, December 31, 2008
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I wanted to point out one of my favorite styles found in glass design. These hand blown pieces are examples of cased glass. The opacity is achieved by the artisan blowing a layer of white glass under the colored glass layer. This results in a vibrant saturated tone. The two stopper bottles in front are by Holmegaard (likely from the Carnaby line) and the triple gourd to their left is Italian from the 50's.
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Sunday, December 28, 2008
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This rare hand painted group hail from the Swedish town of Ekeby (also the name of the manufacturer). Recently a Swede couple visiting from that very place gasped at them upon discovery, remarking "we've never seen so much of this type of pottery in one shop...and we're from Ekeby!" This line is called esigned by Ingrid Atterberg in the 1950's. Folkloric and fabulous.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Mercury Glass, it's origins dating back to Europe in the 1840's, never really went out of style. Depending on the design, it can evoke romantic Victoriana, or in the case of these lamps...futurism and modern chic. The sort of bubble-like example is a single and the cylindrical stacked design come as a pair. Manufactured in the late 60's by Luxus Lampor, Sweden, and most likely by designer Helena Tynell.
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Monday, December 15, 2008
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This stunning rectagular vase is truly museum quality (but made for Rosenthal). Designed by Finnish master Tapio Wirkkala whose work is in the permanent collections of MoMA and The Cooper Hewitt. It's beautifully showcased here with ambient back lighting and is enough to make glass lovers green with envy for the lucky patron who ends up with this piece of art.
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Friday, December 12, 2008
We love a Mosaic! This one is high on the camp scale with it's hunk of yellow cheese and frothy contents in the wine glass. Pretty fabulous for a kitchy kitchen or divine in a dining room. Be sure to select the image above to marvel at the craftsmanship.
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Thursday, December 11, 2008
Our friends at the very cool site Apartment Therapy gave us a "Shop Tour" on their blog this week. Thanks Guys! Follow the link below:
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008
A customer this last weekend remarked on how rare it is to find purple colored glass. I would have to agree that it is in fact more scarce than other colors. Perhaps Prince has a collection. If not, he should! I'm particularly fond of the Danish bottles by Kastrup with wooden stoppers.
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Putting divergent shapes together that have little in common (other than color) creates an attractive, if not, surreal tableau. Don't be afraid to experiment with your groupings. Here we placed a cased glass tomato with a amber glass compote and a gold ceramic shell. Makes design sense to us!
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Sunday, December 7, 2008
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In a feature they call The Alterna-Sohos , New York Magazine's Design Editor Wendy Goodman picked The End of History as an desired destination for holiday shopping. Her pick ... these nicely priced vintage '60's ceramic vases.
Photo Hannah Whitaker
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Tuesday, December 2, 2008
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As we uncover the origins of our new found objects, we are discovering that our collection is starting to reach further back into the 20th century. This sweet little Artichoke Vase is attributed to Danish potter Michael Andersen, circa 1930's. I nearly choked.
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Saturday, November 29, 2008
This ceramic, let's say Partridge for seasonal reasons, is the rare example of a 1950's bird in near mint condition. Stephen says he's never seen one where neither the beak nor tail were chipped. This one is also by a known designer...Italian ceramicist Aldo Londie.
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