I've written about my Italian dealer Dovetusai in past blogs. Translate: 'You know where we are'. But I didn't know where they were or went.
First, they joined SKITSCH - an upscale Ikea look brand- with many other famous designers. Then they opened Pianoprimo in 2007. And now they've gone full circle and its back to 'you know where we are' I am very excited to be working with Fabio and Luigi again. http://www.dovetusai.it
They have a beautiful line of glassware that they design and produce - simple elegant vases and carafes.
And then these breadboards with handles; I thought they were brave brown bags! Amazing what an asymmetrical shape can do for an otherwise mundane rectangle that we are so used to for a cutting board. How fun.
Welcome back, Fabio and Luigi. Hope you know where your BBB is!
What a way to start the year.....Do not usually dream in colour, first if I am lucky enough to recall dreaming at all. The last time presaged a major turning point in my life; I dreamt of flying pink pigs and purple sheep. A curious combination as sheep are reknown followers and I've heard pigs are highly intelligent. I concluded this meant I was about to become a very smart follower. Some 24 years ago - wow time flies, at 42 I decided to get on board the teetotaller boat. I should note my 'success' in doing so was due to some special family and friends and the wisdom of AA. I discovered the boat was a pretty big one!
And now, my New Year technicolour dream is of a brightly painted flying turtle! Cannot remember the plot but image of turtle remains vivid. It's back was pattered with a distinctly Imari English china glaze in the deep blues and burnt orange.
Dream interpretation 101: for the Chinese it may be the year of the dog, pour moi its this flying turtle that I think symbolizes thoughtful execution and out with all procrastination......Hmm. Here are a few of the many projects that I have on the back burner to be realized this year at BBB studio.
*Flora and fauna fabric patterns, designs from my own backyard that celebrate the Carolinian forests from where I grew up.... start drawing!
* learn to play the damn ukelele
* is that enough....other than huge gratitude to continue the Brave Brown Bag journey
Get on with it flying turtle!!!
Always room for one more chair, that is. This is my ode to dear friend Sandra, consummate collector of interesting furniture and fabrics, often discarded as not of interest by others. I visited Sandra last New Years Eve in Perth Ontario. She was in the midst of divesting herself of some her great finds as she was selling her 'urban farmhouse' - more on that later. I left with these 4 metal patio chairs complete with upholstered vinyl (ugh) seats probably from the forties stuffed in my Volvo wagon. Driving back to the lake, ruminating on the chairs , I calculated that I would now have an assortment of 34 chairs in various stages of use and disrepair. Why on earth was I getting more? From her shed into my garage collecting more dust and moss. Oh, but I love moss!