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“Will you walk into my parlor?” said the spider to the fly. I’m not sure when I heard this poem the first time…sometime in childhood. The phrase popped into my head when I saw this bracelet at Opening Ceremony. I love the description…playful and ferocious.

I’m not sure if this fits into the ‘we can do this’ category. Of course, now that I’m taking a metalsmithing class I have opened up a whole new world of possibilities.

Opening Ceremony is an interesting site. I noted several items in the jewelry section for further ‘study’.

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armaniWhy search for words when Veranda Magazine describes this bar by Giorgio Armani so well. “Reflecting the spirit of Armani’s haute couture, the Armani/Casa 2008/2009 collection interprets the Art Deco period in a contemporary way with textural variety, a geometric sensibility and an affinity for a restrained palette, creating a point of view that is both consistent and connected. Imitating the movement of one of his pleated garments, Armani applies a glossy, pleated surface to the geometrically styled doors of the black lacquered Bach bar, finishing it with lobster-colored fabric.”

Armani has created a new home decor collection. Love the clean lines and the Art Deco Influences.

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duneI recently received a postcard from an outdoor furniture company…BarlowTyrie. The compostion, color combinations and the classic design of the chair combine to make a very strong visual image.
The home page scrolls through a series of additional strong visual images that make the impression…LESS IS MORE.

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The Cocofeather Hassock from Palecek is a great item to bring the week to an end with a smile. It reminds me of one of the Muppets!!!

The Palecek site isn’t open to the public but you can scroll through several pages by clicking on the next option in each category.

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While exploring a traditional folk art site I followed the furniture link. D.R. Coble & Company’s web site is a feast for the eyes. There is a great deal of painted furniture coming from Asia today…but nothing close to the clarity of design from D.R. Coble. These images are from the Gallery of Past Works. Have fun exploring!!!

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