I Had A Feeling

May 30, 2019

And, I was right. Memorial Day weekend has passed and I’m still waiting for some seasonal weather. Until Summer weather comes this simplequietmodern project will protect against this unseasonal chill…Purl Soho’s Elementary Wrap. Knit up in their Linen Quill…a blend of wool, baby alpaca and linen…  it was the perfect project to occupy those cold rainy nights and weekends over the last couple of months. And, if my prediction comes true, there’ll be the occasion to knock out another before Summers end. I hope I didn’t jinx it, but I see cool rainy days in our future.

 

 

Top photo: https://www.purlsoho.com/linen-quill.html

While my selection was Kettle Black, this luxurious, transitional yarn is available in over 40 colors. Fair warning.

Bottom photo: gp

 

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In the beginning…

May 25, 2019

it started with a few random planks and a view. When he envisioned a piece of seating from which to enjoy a drink and take in the lake view at his cottage in Westport, New York, I’m not sure Thomas Lee knew what was about to happen. Over 100 years later his original Westport Adirondack Chair is still going strong. Countless variations over the decades have brought us back to Lee’s original design painstakingly recreated in recyced materials by Loll, making it even more modern. And, just in time for Summer it’s on sale and available in 9 colors…neutral, classic or bright. Who knew 328 recycled milk jugs could look so good?

 

Photos: https://lolldesigns.com

 

Movin’ on Out

April 29, 2019

Nothing says Spring and Summer like moving yourself outdoors. From starting your day with a deep cleansing breath of fresh air and your morning cup to lingering over dinner and drinks at the end of the day, you’ll need a place to sit. Enter Blu Dot’s minimalist Skiff Collection…lounge and dining seating, tables and benches of powder coated aluminum with Batyline Textile mesh in Carbon or white.

 

Photos: https://www.bludot.com/skiff-collection.html

 

and, the unexpected early release of Heath Ceramics Summer Seasonal Collection. In Spring greens ranging from bright speckled Canary to glossy vibrant emerald, you’ll be sure to find just the right piece to jump-start the season. I’m always partial to the trio of bud vases and the tall modern cup, but the Coupe Serving Platter, Dessert and Vegetable Bowls and Plaza Tray Set in this collection  look like they’re ready to step into service now, serving up the best offerings of Spring and Summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All photos via Heath. https://www.heathceramics.com/collections/summer-seasonal

 

 

Out Like a Lamb

March 14, 2019

Well, we’ll see. While we’re experiencing record low temperatures for March its the perfect time to start the segue to Spring with a simplequietmodern project like the Elementary Wrap from Purl Soho, knit up in their Linen Quill…a transitional combination of wool, alpaca and linen. Get it on the sticks now and you’ll be ready to wrap yourself up just in time for that first Spring outing.

Shown in Kettle Black, Linen Quill is available in 30 additional colors. And, the pattern is free…https://www.purlsoho.com/create/2018/05/02/elementary-wrap-in-linen-quill/

 

 

Photos: gp

Give a bunch or two…

March 10, 2019

keep a bunch or two. Nothing sparks up a gray, blustery March day like a fistful of sunshine. So, as we wait for Springs arrival, brighten someone’s day, as well as your own, with a bunch or two of natures perfect yellow…Daffodils. Available everywhere for a couple of bucks a bunch, you can’t go wrong.

And, nothing holds two bunches as perfectly as this Tall Modern Cup from Heath Ceramics.The current glazes available can be seen here: https://www.heathceramics.com/products/tall-modern-cup-in-turmeric

photos: gp

Cleared For Take-Off

February 22, 2019

Picture it…1966…the height of the glamorous age of jet travel. Arriving and departing through the Jetson-esque TWA terminal designed by Eero Saarinen. It was the modern future. And, it was stunning. Now all of that MidCentury style has been recaptured in the new TWA Hotel in New York. The original iconic terminal structure is the centerpiece piece of a complex that includes not only the new hotel towers, but a fitness center, meeting spaces, a restaurant and a vintage 1956 Lockheed Constellation put into new service as a cocktail lounge. The guest rooms have been fitted with Knoll Classic furnishings including Saarinen designed pieces like the classic Womb Chair for relaxing  and his Executive chair at the desk. Set to open its doors in May, room reservations are being taken now, online. Wow.

Photos: https://www.twahotel.com/