Another lavender lovely to satisfy your palate for purple.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
What a bold color choice. The juxtaposition of Yellow and Purple is something I have seen often in fashion (above from Giorgio Armani Privé Haute Couture - Spring Summer 2009)...but it is a combo rarely seen in vintage glass. This a great piece for the daring decorator.
Posted by The End of History at 9:38 AM
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
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Sunday, April 26, 2009
There is a surprise encased in this simple teak box...
Made in Japan in the 60's with the lines of Danish Modern design in mind. This bar tool set is for the serious drinker with space-age style. Cocktail Culture defined! I can just hear the musical strains of Esquivel punctuated by the clinking of fresh ice cubes in a hand blown Italian tumbler.
Posted by The End of History at 10:43 AM
Friday, April 24, 2009
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009
This shape is an iconic Mid Century motif...the Sunburst. Keeping with this week's focus on metal, I offer this Iron beauty. The rays are detailed nicely with cute little Brass tips. I was watching the gloriously art directed 1960's version of Ocean's Eleven last night while I couldn't sleep at 4am ...and this mirror would fit perfectly with the golden-era Vegas sets.
Posted by The End of History at 9:01 AM
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Swede Sculptor Rolf Denman welded this handsome piece of art in 1969. It stands just about a foot tall. It is fabricated from "acid resistant Stainless Steel" as marked on the bottom. We have the original Art Gallery stamp as well which shows that it sold for 800 Krona back in 1969...a lot of money for that time. I tried to do some research and if I am correct, this artist has some 25 public sculptures around Sweden. If I am wrong, well, I apologize to the other Rolf Denman for the mix up!
Posted by The End of History at 2:30 PM
Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
We are at the head of the class for The Best Indie Shops (this week's cover story in Time Out New York)
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Posted by The End of History at 1:52 PM
These two busts are the very essence of glamour. Created by Danish sculptor Michael Andersen, Circa 1950's, they evoke a certain Art Deco haughtiness and would be brilliant in a swanky Hollywood Regency style interior. I'm also really into the two "atomic age" shelves upon which they sit!
Posted by The End of History at 1:30 PM
Monday, April 13, 2009
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009
One of the great treasures discovered in our storage area recently is this lamp of enamelled metal designed by Louis Weisdorf for the now defunct lighting manufacturer Lyfa, Denmark. We came across this never assembled masterwork and realized just what this box of puzzle pieces was meant to be. Our lighting expert John painstakingly put this spiral of a lamp together for us. The effort paid off... as it is now a mint beauty.
Here's a vintage shot of the designer with his creation.
Posted by The End of History at 8:56 AM
Monday, April 6, 2009
There is something about certain types of cased glass where they give off an extra touch of shine. It may be a three layer process wherein the top is clear...adding that little hint of luster. The pieces flanking the light are Orrefors (small dish) and Kosta Boda (solid orange vase) and are from Sweden. The yellow/orange combos are Italian.
Posted by The End of History at 2:38 PM
Sunday, April 5, 2009
The yellow/orange/red gradation effect employed by the glass artisans of Blenko is often referred to as "Amborina". Definitely a collectible category. Pictured here, a mix of very large vessels that tower above shoppers in an awe inspiring display.
Posted by The End of History at 10:31 AM
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
From the April edition of Gourmet...a service suggestion for celebrating the Easter holiday. Green beans on a stunning green plate...courtesy of The End of History, of course. As I've stated before, the editor's of Gourmet have great taste (pun fully intended).
Posted by The End of History at 12:16 PM