Whilst cruising V&M today, Kate let out a shriek. At first I was concerned but after rushing to her desk to see what was up, I quickly understood her excitement. Apparently, V&M has launched something they are calling their Design Atelier, which showcases four lines produced exclusively for V&M by the designers Marie Aiello, Heather Maloney, Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz and Christopher Coleman. The standout (in my not-so-humble opinion) and the cause for Kate’s exclaiming are Mr. Coleman’s bold, graphic items. I did a House Beautiful showcase house with Mr. Coleman many years ago and somehow lost track of him. Looking at the images of his work, I have trouble understanding how that could have happened. Love it or hate it (I love it!), his work is unforgettable – strong, fearless and full of energy:Read the rest of this post »
A while back, I did a post on multicolored lucite. After reading it, Rebecca (from The Reluctant Floridian) suggested I check out the work of Vasa Mihich and I am SO glad she did! He has been making candy-colored goodies since the late sixties and I can’t wait to get my hands on one. See if you agree:Read the rest of this post »
As regular readers of this blog already know, I am a women obsessed with lucite. You also know that I love strong colors so it will come as no surprise that I am FEELING the colorful lucite (and glass) furniture and accessories I have been seeing recently. Two great tastes that taste even better together. See if you agree. The item that got me all hot and bothered showed up in my inbox this morning from a friend and the simple question, “Have you seen this?”:Read the rest of this post »
Ah, the joys of Lucite. Call it Perspex or acrylic but the sleek, shiny product is just the same and just as delicious. Thick, clear and glossy, Lucite can be curvilinear or hard-edged, mixed with metal or wood, but always, impossibly chic and sexy. Take a look at a few examples and see if you don’t agree.