Month: August 2015

I went to Pier 1 today

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Glass, Glass, and more glass. I know you read my post about Chihuly, which was not only spectacular, but completely justifies glass of any kind. Look at those little sexy bitches.

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Oh my god-the brown glass one here…makes me swoon a little. It looks like the same shape as the purple one I wrote about a few weeks ago. (Jeez people, keep up. You’re missing the good stuff.) It looks so retro and ‘I Dream of Jeannie’. Love it. And then of course, you have the glass balls. I know your balls aren’t glass and aren’t you happy about that?

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This turquoise floor lamp makes me happy, for sure and the candle holder has a nice shape and it’s a little different. What’s not to love? The one in the middle I took for my own selfish reasons. I’m looking for bedroom lamps right now and was thinking about a wood one because our furniture in there is wood and leather (yeah, baby). So I’m going to gaze for a while and see how it rolls out. Oh you know I’ll share. You’re a voyeur.

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Everything about these three makes me happy. Those white swirls in the first picture are so pretty. The purple ones are fabulous, and that one on the end should really be living with me right now. Super pretty.

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I saw these Martini “glasses” and they just made me happy. They’re metal-I don’t know-maybe aluminum? Anyway, they were striking and unusual. You may get tired of them after a while, though. Or you could just do the obvious and mix them up with your other martini glasses. I know you drink.

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Yes, red is a thing now. We’ll do a dish event when I feel like it, but I thought you may want a little peek. I really like red in the house. It doesn’t come close to my undying love for turquoise, but it’s up there. And can you even stand that chair?!? I love it so much, what did I do? I bought two of them. I’m getting rid of my leather loveseat in the living room and will replace that with these and a little table between them. I love the color and the whimsy. I believe I’ve mentioned that my house is on the smaller side and is very modest. They stay true to the size, architecture, and lightness of the house. These will perk it up and add to that homey vibe.

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And finally. Remember when I wrote about this owl thing? Well, in fairness to owls everywhere, I felt like I owed it to you to show you yet another one. This one doesn’t provoke my gag reflex though, but I still don’t want this shit in my home.

Mad Men

I’m in Panera minding my own business and what do I see? More lighting. I was going to try to reign in my ridiculous obsession, but why? Anyway, doesn’t this look like it should be in a smoke filled room with women in chiffon dresses and men with pocket squares, eating dinner with someone else’s spouse? Heavy smoke and a dame singing a blues song, throaty and seductive, while this little guy throws some ambient light on the situation.

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Oh Dear

This scared the shit out of me. These two hideous “lamps” were in the Pandora store. I really think they make enough money to invest in lighting. So I asked the sales person if the lamp was maybe being renovated in some bizarre way or if it had behaved badly and was in a time out. She very seriously looked at me and said she liked it. I’m thinking MacuIar Degeneration. I mean it is a chandelier under that tight ghost skirt, right? But, it looks like something that came out of a baby.

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The real moral of the story? Shop online for beads.

A Rare Treat

I was thinking that perhaps you may not be feeling the love and that makes me sad. So today I will be sharing with you some fabulous glass by my favorite glass artist, Dale Chihuly. When I see his work, I just think “Oh yeah, I can do that”. And because it’s a porn site, the opening to the fire chamber is called the Glory Hole. Not kidding. And you can see that in all it’s glory, below.

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The drawing below is the start of his process. His vision is drawn out as a sketch first and colors are adjusted as needed.

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And finally, because I kick ass, you can watch the 5-minute video that gives you idea of his amazing process.

My sweet lover

I was watching my telenovela, like you do, and I saw these little teasers. These are screenshots, but if you are here, you probably have a good imagination. Anyway, the bulbs were huge and they stuck straight out of the wall. The glass was cut with deep grooves all the way around and this is the result:

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How cool are these? They would look killer in a foyer. Or really, anywhere. There is not a single thing wrong with these lights except that I don’t have them.