Published on February 11, 2010
Does anyone else feel this way, or is it just me?
I love lamps and lighting of all kinds. I understand the impact that the right shade can have, and the damage that can be done to good design with the wrong shade. I get all that.
Often, when I see a lamp with a shade on it I can discern whether the shade is a good or bad match for that particular lamp. Sometimes, when I see a lamp without a shade I have an idea about what kind of shade would be the right choice. But not always. …READ MORE
Published on January 21, 2010
The other day Steven and I went to Cooperstown to hang out with our old friend Bob Graham. He is an antiques dealer and lighting designer, and I wrote about him here last year. We delivered some merchandise that Bob bought from us after seeing it here on TA&D (ah, it’s working!) Our afternoon together was great fun, with lots of stories that started with, “One time I stopped at this flea market, and…”
Alex and Ika’s, across the intersection on Main Street, is where we had lunch. Wow, give me any excuse to eat there again! Fabulous, tasty, interesting…READ MORE
Published on January 14, 2010
As I have mentioned here before, I love vintage CathrineHolm enamelware. For me the forms, colors and patterns totally evoke the whole mid-century vibe – kitschy and fun, and at the same time clean and elegant. All I have to do is catch a glimpse of a bowl or pan, in a pile of ordinary kitchenware at a thrift store or in an auction lot, to make my heart beat a little faster.
I have a bunch of it photographed and ready to go on ebay in the next couple of weeks. I took these group shots to share with…READ MORE