Spartina LA. Via Eater- "The interior is grown up, polished, homey, and sleek all at the same time, with the open kitchen giving the room plenty of energy. Heather Ashton Design and Shelly Schulze consulted with founder Stephen Kalt on the environs.
Now that it's sufficiently warming up outside, we can reveal some of the gems that have been hibernating in the credenzas of our warehouse for the winter...
Here a few of our favorites. We had some fun mixing and matching cool cacti with the different textural patterns of West German pottery. Each piece is unique in shape, size, and glaze - even within a few sets.
GIO PONTI (1891-1979) was a poet, painter, industrial designer, architect and founding editor of Domus magazine. Through his designs and his work at Domus, he was the godfather of Italy's post-war design renaissance.
"Love architecture, be it ancient or modern. Love it for its fantastic, adventurous and solemn creations; for its inventions; for the abstract, allusive and figurative forms that enchant our spirit and enrapture our thoughts. Love architecture, the stage and support of our lives." - Gio Ponti via Design Museum
“Architecture is made to be looked at. Facades are the wall of the street, and a city is made of streets; the facades are the visible part of the city, they are all of the city that appears.” -Gio Ponti
A passionate propagandist for design excellence, Ponti encourage every person to use good design as a means of enjoying a colorful and sensual life.
Hugely prolific and touching many aspects of design during his lifetime, his daughter, Lisa Licitra Pon…
Seemingly being generally out of fashion after the boom of the 1960's and 1970's, West German pottery has been gaining massive popularity and a dedicated collector base that appreciates its style and eccentric aesthetic. Some of these ceramic pieces are hand-thrown while others are mass-produced stock shapes. Even stock shapes are made unique by the rough textures and the huge range of individual glazes. Size and shape can a petite three inches to well over a few feet tall for the larger floor vases.
Factories that produced these ceramic pieces include Baykeramik, Carstens, Dumler & Breiden, Jopeko, Roth, Ruscha, and Scheurich. Many are only marked with a serial number and often with German or W. Germany on the bottom making it difficult to determine the original designer or manufacturer. Fat Lava, a nickname for this eclectic pieces, references the thick pumice and lava-like glazing. Funnily, because of translation errors on the internet "thick pumice&qu…