Here are some of my favorite examples of mirrors in all shapes, sizes, and styles.
Mirrors make essential home accents. They provide reflection and lighten a space and can even make a room appear larger. I even really like the distortion of a convex mirror! Here are some of my favorite examples of mirrors in all shapes, sizes, and styles.
I often visit Bungalow in Westport, CT, as a source for my clients, and it was during one of these shopping trips that I stumbled across some really stunning pottery.
There’s a great shop in Wesport, CT called Bungalow that offers unique furniture, antiques, home accessories, and jewelry. I often visit Bungalow as a source for my clients and it was during one of these shopping trips that I stumbled across some really stunning pottery. The artist behind these incredible pieces is Lauren Gelgor Kaplan.
Lauren Kaplan was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her early creativity was heavily influenced by her grandfather’s paintings and sculptures. She began creating her own ceramics and pottery more than 25 years ago, inspired by the surrounding African bush and native wildlife like the zebra. Lauren spent a few years living in Europe and now lives in the United States, but her life in Africa still inspires her work.
I am just mad for this pottery! I’ve purchased many pieces of Lauren’s beautiful art. Each unique piece has so much texture and individuality. They can be grouped or stand on their own as home accessories.
I’m not alone in my admiration of Lauren Kaplan’s work. Her work has appeared in atHome Magazine, New England Home, and Westport Magazine. She’s also recently been featured with an incredible window display at Bergdorf Goodman!
A few days ago while shopping for fabric in NYC, I found myself stopped short by a window display in the D&D building.
A few days ago while shopping for fabric in NYC, I found myself stopped short by a window display in the D&D building. The display included a stunning arrangement of vintage glassware and I had to know more about it. I learned that the display featured items from a shop on Hudson Street called The End of History.
The End of History opened in 1997. Since then, owner Stephen Saunders has amassed an amazing international collection of mid-century glass and ceramic ware. In fact, The End of History boasts the world’s largest collection of 50’s and 60’s glass in the world. Hand blown glass and rare ceramics All this vintage glassware is beautifully categorized by color, making shopping here a real experience. The store is impressively curated and staffed by friendly people who are more than happy to welcome shoppers drawn in by those glowing window displays.
In addition to the store, the End of History maintains a blog to showcase their glassware and describe where each piece originates. The blog features writing and photography by Daniel Petix with input from store proprietor Stephen Saunders. It’s a great way to browse the store’s offerings and learn about the history and styles of various glassware. The pieces range from funky to stunning, from unusual to sophisticated.
If you’re in New York, you can stop by The End of History at 548 1/2 Hudson Street or call them at (212)647-7598 to inquire about hours.