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home improvement

And what a weekend it’s been! Yesterday was perfect gardening weather, so we weeded, pruned, trimmed/sprayed the hedge, mowed, mulched…and flaked out with a cold beer. Moving indoors, we hung Livebird’s Elephants of Design and put together a large lamp that Kymbo and Giz gave us. It looks suspiciously like – no, it owes much of it’s design to the Arco lamp, designed by the talented Castiglioni brothers in 1962. Those clever Italians reworked a shape already in use as street lighting, and created this.

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The faux-Arco looks tres swank in the alcove off the lounge, curving gracefully over my handbuilt divan (two tone upholstered in turquoise and cream, made for my grandparents), and my 4970/84 Kartell unit from 1967. I don’t have a tower of them (yet), but this picture shows Anna Castelli Ferrieri’s design off rather well. Aren’t plastics wonderful? This unit is ABS, and crafted without any bolts or bracing…

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For anyone out there wondering, these images come from Design Directory Italy, via, you guessed it, Kymbo and Giz – super friends, and givers of truly fine presents.

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About Vetti

I love good coffee, street art, tiki bars and kitsch. Adore roller derby and quiffs and vintage Hawaiian shirts. Enjoy a slice of my northside life!

2 responses to “home improvement

  1. livebird

    Good luck tomorrow Vetti!

  2. thanks livebird! I am looking forward to it…

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