Sunday, November 30, 2008

Getting to the HEART of the matter...

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.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

This one's for THE BIRD

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.

GIFT IDEA #1

Looking for something shiny? I love the bubble pattern is this American Glass Paper Weight by Fuller. A great little gift...the first of many suggestions I'll post throughout this holiday season.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!


A classic BLENKO Cornucopia. One of the most elegant forms of hand blown glass ever produced in America. Beautiful all year round.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Two Heads are Better than One

These Indian-goddess ceramic busts are actually from Italy, circa 1960's. A pair makes a fantastic statement on a mantle.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

You'll PINE for these pieces

I'm humbled by the thought of the work that went into these intricate objects of beauty. Like pine cones, each section is hand crafted in perfect symmetrical order on these Scandinavian vases by Per Lilienjren. I was with mouth agape when I first saw them in the shop. Truly unique!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Feelin' BLUE?

Well, these small masterworks of Swedish and Danish craft should cheer you up! These pieces are small in scale but high in style. The value lies in the subtle muted colors.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Isn't She LOVELY?

This most unusual ceramic figure (produced by Ekeby, Sweden) stands at a rather lanky 16". She's simply DIVINE. Now imagine how large the German vessel behind her is.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Always in FASHION

Last year I assisted the very talented and buzz-worthy menswear designer Orlando Carreras when he had a booth at a fashion trade show. Stephen was kind enough to lend some handsome teal glass to add context to his groovy first collection. Please check out his website by following the link below:


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

We're seeing SPOTS!

Here's a small sample of polka-dotted delights from our recent Danish shipment.


The GREAT DANES have arrived!

Once a year we receive a TREASURE CHEST...that is to say an entire shipping container from our good friends in Copenhagen. The collection includes the most amazing and rare pottery from Denmark and Sweden as well as Italian and German wares. These pieces were originally sold to the stylish Scandinavians at a time when "Danish Modern" came to define the mid-century aesthetic.

Monday, November 17, 2008

EQUUS-site Italian Pottery




Another specialty is our vintage Italian Pottery. The majority of this vibrant electric blue collection is manufactured by either Bitossi or Flavia. Stand-outs include these original equine forms...undoubtedly influential to the modern designs of potter Jonathan Adler.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

The VALUE of GOLD!


I tend to focus on our spectacular glass on this site, simply because it what we are most noted for...however, there is much more to The End of History. Here is an example of a decorative Italian TOLE wall sconce. The top image is from our shop and the bottom as seen in the LA manse of American Idol's Ryan Seacrest.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Grey Day, Grey Display


It may be rainy and grey outside, but it's gorgeously grey inside The End of History. Sometimes it's the absence of color that looks chic. This display of grey toned glass flanks a geometric Lucite lamp (with a grey shade) and sits atop a Danish Modern cabinet.

Friday, November 14, 2008

NIKE LIKE-EEE


A few weeks ago we had a store visit from none other than John Hoke, VP and Chief Design Guru at NIKE. He is always so nice and reminded us that he once flew his design team in from Portland to come into The End of History for color ideas. A group of sneaker designers amassed to take digital photos of our color combinations as inspiration for future NIKE kicks! How cool is that?!

Friday, November 7, 2008

A SUMPTUOUS array of Jewel Toned Glass


From APRIL '08--- GOURMET sets a sexy table with vintage glass from The End of History.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

MID-CENTURY MODERN art prints found!


I was researching images for this blog when I came across this great site! The owners sell high quality prints of images from the 50's and 60's! Just our style... notice the BEAUTIFUL Blenko bottle in the top shelf of this space-age kitchen (we carry many from the same era). Here's a link to this very mid-century modern website: