August 06, 2006

Design - local and across the seas ...

photograph by angela gwinner

First, I would like to give a HUGE thank you to Cat Morley for featuring me yesterday on Designers who Blog. There is some great reading there on loads of designers of all types so scoot on over there are read all about it!
Now on with the ramble:
As someone who has lived most of my adult life within close driving distance of Boston I must say that the more I traveled, the more I realized it was just not the "end all".
However, there are always a few shining stars which always make up for an otherwise dark night. Koo de Kir is one of those. Great accessories and impeccable taste. And now, you can keep abreast of what is happening in their fabulous store with their new blog! Hooray for that!
A little further down the coast into Rhode Island you can find one amazing glass artist who has a real knack for color and shape. Tracy Glover of Cranston, RI has some of the most unique lamps I have seen in some very stunning colorways. She hails from RISD where twice a year you can go see past alumni's work at their alumni sale.

Finally a little something on the photographic side. Yes, she is my friend, but I call them as I see them. Angela Gwinner has a brand new bag. I mean camera. I can not think of anyone more deserving. Angela is a designer, past gallery owner, and photographer who sees the world in a way that I can get excited about. Pictures tell a thousand words. You can see her work at our new online shop or stop in to artstream to view her latest accomplishments - beautifully framed and hanging on the walls ready to go home with you!

photograph by angela gwinner

The word for the day is ... genuine ... as in true through and through, quality work made by hand, the real "mac coy"!


Anonymous said...

Thought I recognized the photograph! Angela did a great job at the wedding, didn't she? And her Paris photograph is beautiful, very dreamy, just like her writing. Tracy Glover's lamps are stunning, too.

angela said...

susan... you are sweetness. and i'm blushing. absolutely at a loss of words. and when have you ever seen that happen?

my loves to you!


Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

I love her work! Amawing atmosphere in her shots! Congratulations on being spotlighted, you are a star...shining a light that leads us! Many kisses!