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Occasionally, while researching post material, I stumble across an artist that makes all of the dead ends worthwhile….Waylande Gregory.  “Waylande Gregory was one of the most renowned American sculptors of the 20th century; with pieces collected by the Met, the Whitney, and the Smithsonian. Inspired by the complexity of nature and abstract motifs, Waylande Gregory’s advanced techniques and patented methods of glazing and glass sculpting revolutionized fine ceramics and helped define the Art Deco era.”

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Mid-Century Modern is a trendy description for designs from the 50’s. If you want to go back to the future take a look at 2modern. The designs and color combinations are interesting…but not cheap. The featured console is $3,400.

Minor Celebration: This is post number 500. I have learned a great deal researching posts during the last two years. I am looking forward to the next 500.

Unfortunately, I will have to take a break in a few weeks. Many of you know that my husband and I were in a serious auto accident in 2009. He has had two shoulder surgeries and on November 8th I will have my second knee surgery since the accident. As soon as I can hobble over to the computer I will be back at it with a stack of new material.

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In mid September 87 exhibitors will meet in Paris for the 25th year for the Biennale Des Antiquaries.

One of the items on exhibit is the Artichoke Chandelier by Poul Henningsen. His light fixtures certainly define contemporary design. This would be perfect in my mid-century modern home. Unfortunately, the price tag keeps it out of reach…$16,900.

EDITORIAL COMMENT: I wrote this several days ago…I must have been in a hurry. The first ‘edition’ had two glaring typos…SORRY!!!

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I stumbled across an intriguing necklace by Art Smith and the search was on! The jewelry is sculptural and designed to flow with the curves of the body. His work spans the mid-century modern era. If you do a search I think you will find his work as fresh today as it was 50 years ago.

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luciennedayMy house was built in 1960. It barely classifies as a Mid-Century Modern. But, when we are ready to sell it, I will certainly use that to describe the interior. This is one of the hottest trends in design today. A true mid-century designer is Lucienne Day. Her designs have stood the test of time.  The featured item is a textile that is as fresh today as it was 50 years ago. Here is a link to additional designs by Lucienne Day.

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seascapeI can’t resist a rerun of Mid-Century Modern. The latest ad from Seascape Lighting features some great color combinations and design elements.

The featured lamp is from the GM Design Collection. This design reminds me of Piet Mondrian…love the color blocks!!!

You will find additional colorful lamps on pages three, four & five in the New Lamp section.

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