If you like blue,

December 11, 2019

then 2020 is going to be your year. The Pantone Color Institute has announced that 19-4052, Classic Blue, is their choice for Color of the Year for 2020. The good news is that it might see greater acceptance than past selections of the last several years…Living Coral, Ultra Violet, Greenery and ( who could forget this flop? ) Marsala. The bad news? Unless a blue is the darkest navy, l’m generally not a fan.

Image: https://www.pantone.com/color-intelligence/color-of-the-year/color-of-the-year-2020

 

 

 

Still Gorgeous at Seventy

December 2, 2019

An Icon of modern Danish design, the Chieftain Chair is celebrating it’s seventieth birthday and looking as good as ever. Originally designed by Finn Juhl in 1949 the Chieftain chair was reissued in 2002 and produced as originally specified in walnut and leather. Now, a Chieftain Sofa and Footstool are also available as well as an optional oak frame. Could be a good use of that Christmas bonus, right?

 

Photos: https://finnjuhl.com/collection/chieftain-chair

 

 

 

Tie One On

November 24, 2019

Thanksgiving dinner.The recipes, the lists, the shopping. You’ve got everything covered but you. Enter Fog Linen’s Garcon Apron in black or natural Lithuanian linen…protecting you from prep to presentation to clean- up in simplequietmodern style. On your mark, get set…

 

photos: https://needsupply.com/linen-garcon-apron/1025980.html?lang=en_US

Apparently, It’s On

November 17, 2019

Just into November and most of the country has been dumped on or been hit with an Arctic Blast. Is it just that Mother nature has a warped sense of humor or was it the early release of Heath Ceramic’s 2019 Winter Seasonal Collection that got things rolling? There’s no holding back now, the Holidays are here. Unofficially to be sure, but, they’re here. Might as well start bringing out the lights, developing a decorative plan for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and the rest of the Winter Holidays and start testing out a new recipe or two. And, shopping? Let’s start that list as well…perhaps with the Heath Ceramics Winter Seasonal Collection of limited edition offerings and finishes. New glazes like Zinc, Penny Green and Sand and Sea seem to mimic nature and have been applied to classic Heath favorites like the Bud vase, Tall Modern Cup, Plaza Trays and the Deep Salad Bowl making easy work of selecting a gift for yourself, someone special or serving up something tasty to family and friends.

 

 

 

 

This sampling and more simplequietmodern favorites available at https://www.heathceramics.com/collections/winter-seasonal-2019 photos by Heath

Snow Photos: gp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boo

October 30, 2019

Crossing over to the dark side while I try to avoid most things Halloween and prepare for the annual “fall back” into darkness. Here are just a few simplequietmodern points of inspiration.

Top to bottom:

Cy Twombly, Untitled 1970 Photo: MoMA

My favorite Bertoia Side Chair now available covered in leather. Photo: https://www.knoll.com/product/bertoia-leather-covered-side-chair

From Lostine…barn brooms. Or, is it a Coven parking lot? photo: https://lostine.com/collections/kitchen/products/barn-brooms

Always inspirational…the fall burn pile.

Dig in! Heath’s Muir Flatware now available in Onyx. Photo: https://www.heathceramics.com/collections/winter-seasonal-2019/products/muir-flatware-onyx-5-piece-setting-w19

Off the sticks just in time. Purl Soho’s Elementary Wrap Knit up in their Linen Quill in Kettle Black. https://www.purlsoho.com/create/2017/10/20/elementary-wrap/

Always my favorite container for a few gorgeous blooms, the Tall Modern Cup by Heath Ceramics. Photo: https://www.heathceramics.com/products/tall-modern-cup-sand-penny-green-w19?_pos=1&_sid=d7fb13c87&_ss=r

A Knoll Textiles classic, Diva… in Coal. Hmmm, what needs reupholstering? Photo: https://www.knoll.com/knolltextileproductdetail/Diva

OK…here’s just a little Halloween for ya.

Photos by GP unless where noted.

 

 

You had me at…

June 24, 2019

free shipping. I know you’re just getting situated for Summer living outdoors but it’s hard to ignore the seating sale going on now at Knoll. All of their seating selections, from stools to sofas and everything in between, are on sale and ship free. Take the opportunity now and in a couple months when you’re moving back inside you’ll have a new place to perch through the coming Fall and Winter. Harry Bertoia’s 1952 classic Bird Chair and Ottoman would be the perfect place to catch up on your reading or indulge yourself in a bit of Netflix bingeing. Better get a move on, the sale is only on until June 25th.

 

Photos: nhttps://www.knoll.com/product/bertoia-bird-chair

 

Into The Woods

May 20, 2019

To the beach…up North…or, to the shore. What does getting away this holiday weekend mean to you? To me, it’s simply enjoying a bit of peace and quiet. And, what could be more peaceful and quiet than this little black box of a retreat tucked neatly into the woods? Minimalist charred exterior, natural wood interior and every room with a view. Lovely.

Photos via: Remash tumblr by Leonardo Finotti