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Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Wake up call….

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Red eyed rooster

Folk art is one of those design genres that I find can sometimes head a bit too far in the direction of kitsch, so I’m usually very wary of products termed folk Art.  Mark Perry, the designer of this piece, was an antiques collector for a number of years, which fueled his desire to create sculptures that capture the spirit and essence of the folk art form.

Friday, November 21st, 2008

When Autumn leaves….

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Leaves Cherry, Wren & Cooper

Don’t be afraid of Fall or Winter.  Embrace the seasons by bringing some of it inside (except for snow of course).  Pillow designs seem to have become a bit overdone for my taste, so it’s no wonder I was drawn to a simpler, more elegant style – like the one above.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

We’ve been punked…

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steampunk Clock - Donovan Design

Steampunked actually.  Steampunk design is a subgenre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the late 1980′s.  It’s look and feel is combination of steam power with a bit of Jules Verne science fiction thrown in.   It’s not for everyone, but I find some of the pieces very intriguing.  And Art Donovan’s designs in this genre knock me out.  Must be something in the air out there in the Hamptons, where Art and Leslie Donovan make their home.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

The Orbs have it….

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Union Street glass orbs

Happy happy….that’s always my reaction when I see the work that comes out of the Union Street Glass factory.  Guy Corrie,  glassblower and master craftsperson seems to have quite the touch with color and design.  I’m so pleased that Guy and his wife Leanne choose to share their happy world with us.

Monday, November 10th, 2008

A range hood? Really?

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when I first saw this image, I thought it was a light fixture.  Imagine my surprise to learn that it serves a dual purpose.  And I suspect, because it’s from Futuro Futuro, that it serves them both quite well.