Happy Monday, everyone! Yesterday we braved the rain and unseasonably freezing weather and headed — for the first time ever — to the High Point Market! When we read that it occupied 475,000 square feet, it sounded enormous, but we couldn’t quite wrap our minds around it until we were there, driving around in awe of the building after building after building that comprised this massive effort. Needless to say, we only made it to a small fraction yesterday, but what we saw we absolutely loved. We thought we’d share some of our favorites with all of you today!
I think this piece of art, called “Cooking the Books,” was one of my favorite things at the show. It is comprised of romance novels (like Jane Austen, not Nora Roberts — although she’s pretty fab too) that are dipped in tea and aged in the sun. It’s supposed to be a comment on our economic situation. Frankly, between Dad and Will, I am not in need of any more reminders about our current economic situation. But I think it’s a fabulous piece all the same!
If there was one major takeaway on trends from this year’s market, it’s not looking good for our four-legged friends. Animal hides, bone inlay and horns were EVERYWHERE. This paper mache head from Dwell Studios is a great way to incorporate the trend without the animal rights implications. Wouldn’t this be so cool in a kid’s room?
Currey and Company
Statement lighting was the name of the game. These were some of our favorite sconces. Cute, right?
|Mr. Brown Paris Lantern|
|Mr. Brown Galaxy Chandelier|
|Mr. Brown bone inlay sconce|
|Currey and Co.|
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