23 January 2011

600 Years of Fabulousness


On a recent trip overseas, my husband and I got our own personal tour of a glass factory in Murano and I wanted to share what we got to see.  

It all started when Pierpaolo, one of the owners of Seguso, came to our office with rep extraordinnaire Mary Rose

(that's PierPaolo, on the left)

He came to educate us about his company and everything that they can do.  Seguso is the real deal. 
These are some of our pictures, the pretty pictures are at the end.


And it's not just lighting.  It's beautiful sculptural pieces, vases and furniture

Anyway, Pierpaolo offhandedly mentioned to us that if we were ever in Venice, we should stop by and say hello and get a one on one look at the process and where the magic happens.  

"What????" I screeched -  "I will be there in 2 months."
And that's how it happened.  

We got a personalized tour and a demonstration on how each piece is made. 

Look at the amount of individual pieces that will have to be assembled by hand. 

This is a diagram that is hand drawn to help the installers assemble the piece.


This is one of my favorite light fixtures of theirs: 

It was a wonderful, personalized tour and Anthony and I are so grateful that we got to experience it.  So I was SO excited when I picked up Traditional Home magazine yesterday and saw a huge spread on Seguso! 

You need to pick this issue up, the article is beautifully written and describes in much more detail the 600 year history of this company; it also has many gorgeous photos of their pieces.  

Here are some pretty pics from their website:


Yes, glass legs.  I DIE

We *heart* Seguso.  Thank you again to Mary Rose, PierPaolo and everyone else in Venice that made the magic happen for us. 

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05 January 2011

Sick and Awesome...and Completely Random

I've got a ton of posts to share with you guys, but today I've had to do some research for a couple of projects and I'm really suffering from design ADD.  So I want to share the random fabulous things I've found instead of posting the other blogs I've been working on.  Enjoy AND you're welcome! 

Everytime I'm looking for a chandelier for a client, I come across this baby.  I know it's not really anything new, but I have an affinity for bugs and snakes and this looks like lots of coiled, crystal snakes and it's BEAUTIFUL to me.  But the $5,000 is not so beautiful for me.  Not so much.  It's here, if you want to send it to me it. 

I'm obsessed with the Fabulous Beekman Boys.  Have you seen this show on Discovery Green?  If you like light farming, gays and Martha Stewart, then this is the show for you!  I'm sure it has to do with my recent obsession with having my own mini-farm, but these boys are charming and make me laugh out loud.  Even without lots of wine. 

They also have an adorable goat farmer, make cheese and soap from the goat's milk on their farm and have lots of perfectionist antics.  Trust me, it's hilarious. 

What about this pic that ended up in my inbox today? 

And this? 

This is Zarb Champagne, courtesy of Trendland - a new website (well, new to me) that I discovered via BleachBlack - the most cutting edge fashion blog around.  Have you seen these girls
Anyway, Zarb Champagne has a great, interactive website and you must go there now.  Plus, you know how we love champagne. 

Some new blogs: 

And one of my favorites: 

Have fun!  

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