warsaw cafe - reuse, reduce, recycle
1986 jan esquire - dubious achievements of 85
No one knows who designed the iconic sunglasses Audrey Hepburn wore in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Speculated to be any one of a number of brands, they were most likely provided by the venerable British eyewear company Oliver Goldsmith, which made all the frames the actress wore in “Charade,” “How to Steal a Million,” “Roman Holiday” and “Two for the Road.”
The company, which dates from 1926, was brought back to life in 2005 (it closed in 1985) by Mr. Goldsmith’s great-granddaughter, Claire Goldsmith, who has now created a replica of the oversize Holly Golightly frames to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the film.
Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses, $370 at Artsee Eyewear, 259 Avenue of the Americas, (212) 414-0900.
Credit: New York Times.
There is something so iconic about a Campbell soup can, particularly after Andy Warhol got hold of them. Now William Heefer of Fuse has recycled pop art into light fixtures. He collects the industrial sized cans from restaurants and cafés in Dublin and ” celebrates the cross over between popular culture and sustainability.
1982 october esquire - barbra streisand
Esther and Brian Dormer’s farm is an atmospheric lounge for family and friends where, iron chairs wear mink coats, candelabras sprout from picnic tables and crystals hang from the trees. Despite these bedazzlements, the property — 150 rolling acres 15 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh — is not exactly Pennsylvania’s version of the Petit Hameau. Yes, some of the rocks are spray-painted silver, but the filmy white curtains framing a rough-hewn sofa in the woods overlooking a stream are rot-resistant and will flutter there in all weather. Read more
Inspired by ”free art”, Finn Juhl designed Poeten for his own home in 1941. Today this sofa represents a part of Danish cultural history and modern furniture that exudes values that have more or less disappeared in these days of fleeting fancies. Poeten is made to the finest manufacturing standards with hand-sewn upholstery, and its legs come in several different types of wood. This beautiful furniture can be purchased form Onecollection
The essence of minimalism- a place for everything and everything in its place. Latvian designer Rolands Landsbergs gives us Boxetti, where everything just goes away when you are done with it, leaving you with nothing but….boxes. He says that the "collection is driven by three basic design principles - functionality, advanced technologies and contemporary aesthetics of minimalism. Each of Boxetti modules is designed to achieve maximum efficiency of particular demands for functionality and suitability."