Let’s face it — attempting to capture fireworks on film, video, photographs, digital cameras, cell phones, well, you just know it’s going to be a let down. You simply can’t capture the dynamic light show in the night sky with an electronic device. Except for a beautiful chandelier, of course. Keep July 4th in your heart throughout the year at the flip of a switch, with fireworks inspired light shows.
Christopher Moulder’s Random Orbit chandelier. 32” light fixture, aluminum, phosphor bronze and PVC. Twenty-one 12V/10W Xenon RLX bulbs. $1550
About the Artist:
Gregory Bonasera is a ceramicist with an in depth understanding of the processes utilised in the production of ceramics; a methodical thinker who works more like an industrial designer than a potter to realise his creations and to advise and collaborate with other designers. Gregory sells his functional production works and feature lighting Australia wide & in the UK. He actively exhibits his work internationally and has contributed works to exhibitions in Paris, London, Germany, Los Angeles, Bangkok, Tokyo and Australia.
About the Lights:
Electric Mavis Luminare
single pendent maximum length 2000mm
triple pendant (as shown) maximum length 2000mm
Recycled fine porcelain and bone china tea cups & saucers
Made from recycled pre loved tea cups and saucers
Electric Mavis is a cheeky take on discarded domestic crockery. With minimal modification, these fine porcelain objects are transformed from op shop clutter or potential landfill into chic contemporary light fittings using one low voltage halogen bulb. Electric Mavis is stylish, feminine and the bloom is definitely not off her rose.
Simplicity appeals with these glass and sterling silver teardrop earrings by Knap of Japan. The variety of colors range from luscious drops of Aqua blue ocean water, seen here, to more vibrant violets and greens. Each pair is handmade by the artist, and thus colors vary. From $28 per pair on Etsy, your earrings will arrive packaged for gift-giving.
About the artist:
Adorning yourself with nature’s precious jewels is the best way to bring energy, style, and beauty to your life. I am inspired by this essential beauty. I love to combine my artistic touch with nature’s splendor to create jewelry that generates happiness in others. My jewelry is designed with the highest quality precious and semiprecious stones that gleam with their natural intense color and clarity. I search for rare stones and rare cuts that are only available in limited quantities. — Rona Dayun Fine Jewelry
We are sisters. We are artists. We are frustrated servants in Twin Towers of Babel where the need for peace, quiet and respite is constant, but seldom possible.
So here, we will build one to escape to, during the day.
Welcome to our curated blog of pretty little things, needful things, things which we have the utmost faith would make a more beautiful life.
We’ll be curating and sharing both our own works of art as well as enviable works and elements of design by talented artists for the body, hearth and home, and travel.
Call it a blog, call it a wish list, call it an envy list — call us goblins.
Nymph, nymph, what are your beads?
Green glass, goblin. Why do you stare at them?
Give them me.
Give them me. Give them me.
Then I will howl all night in the reeds, Lie in the mud and howl for them.
Goblin, why do you love them so?
They are better than stars or water, Better than voices of winds that sing, Better than any man’s fair daughter, Your green glass beads on a silver ring.
Hush, I stole them out of the moon.
Give me your beads, I want them.
I will howl in the deep lagoon For your green glass beads, I love them so.
Give them me. Give them.
Overheard on a Salt Marsh by Harold Monro (1879-1932)
K. and K.