lighting

Calling it: Deco

I have decided to put myself out there and claim that Deco is going to be the next hot trend.  We lived through shabby chic, glam damask, industrial, mid-century, etc....and now it shall be Deco.

I know I might have been blinded by my love for The Great Gatsby, and my own long-standing personal tastes, but I feel like deco is on the rise.  

So I am going to start by highlighting this deco-ish light I notice:

The Optimus lamp has been released by the Barcelona-based design brand Tcherassi Vilató.  It was designed by Angelica Tcherassi and Jacob Vilató (who have amazing euro-designer names).

This is a perfect "calling it" example, because the lines and style are clearly deco, but it is wired for LED lighting, so it is not trying to pass as vintage.  It is a contemporary re-imagining of deco style.  

I will be keeping my eye out for more things like this.

And it all comes back to Mary McDonald

So I was watching Million Dollar Decorators (THE BEST SHOW ON PLANET EARTH!)  and there was this one episode where Jeffrey Alan Marks has a client who is obsessed with Mary McDonald and goes completely bananas about one of her lamps (because she is a decorating superstar who also has a line of super fancy retail items). 

As luck would have it, I was watching The Mindy Project, and I noticed that this same lamp (different color) is in Mindy's office.  And I was like, Hold Everything!  That's one of Mary's!

 

This is the Lamp!

This is the Lamp!

The Mindy Project

I'm sure you thought the case was closed, but in fact, I then trolled the internet to confirm that Mary sells that lamp in that color, and then discovered that the lamp costs $500, and then sighed and dreamed of a time when buying a $500 lamp was a totally normal thing to do.  The end.

New and Normal

I was watching The New Normal (super spotty TV show) and in one scene there were two things that peaked my interested:

What a manly headboard, without it being over the top medieval.  Most headboards often strike me as feminine or minimalist, so this one was a nice change.   

What a manly headboard, without it being over the top medieval.  Most headboards often strike me as feminine or minimalist, so this one was a nice change.   

One day I would like to have a painting and spot light it, but a lot of "one days" have to happen first.    One day I will own a painting that is large enough and I am proud enough of it to spot light it.  One day I will own my own home where I can mess with is structurally.  One day I will think hiring an electrician to wire a spot light for me is necessary   

One day I would like to have a painting and spot light it, but a lot of "one days" have to happen first.  

One day I will own a painting that is large enough and I am proud enough of it to spot light it.  One day I will own my own home where I can mess with is structurally.  One day I will think hiring an electrician to wire a spot light for me is necessary