52 New Colors in 52 Weeks: Cherry Blossom and Peeps Yellow and more


52 New Colors in 52 Weeks: Cherry Blossom and Peeps Yellow

New Fiberglass Shell Chair Colors

We’re celebrating springtime holidays and traditions with two new colors this week: Cherry Blossom and Peeps Yellow Fiberglass Shell Chairs. The soft colors complement the season perfectly, as cherry trees burst into life and children anticipate baskets filled with goodies. If the blooming wildlife all around us isn’t enough to bring you out of the winter blues, then just imagine the soft squishy delight of marshmallow Peeps! Bring springtime into your space with Cherry Blossom and Peeps Yellow.

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There are many ways to buy; online or in the showroom, even over the phone: 323-933-0383. Enjoy some of our color inspiration below and on Pinterest: Cherry Blossom and Peeps Yellow.

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Photo courtesy of She Who Eats.

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Photo courtesy of Stone Gable Blog

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Photo courtesy of Scraphacker.com.

Yellow Molded Eames Chair

 

 

Yellow Chair

Photo courtesy of Design Love Fest.

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Photo courtesy of Adorablelife.tumblr.com.

Cherry Blossom Fiberglass Chair

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Photo courtesy of the Green Garden Blog.

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Photo courtesy of Chloé Fleury.

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Photo courtesy of Sweetpaul.typepad.com.

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Photo courtesy of @phoenixfeather on Flickr.

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Let’s Get Social: 5 Weeks of Contests, Week Three!

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This week’s social contest will take place on everyone’s favorite photo app – Instagram! Enter to win this table-top Case Study Ceramic Bowl; just sign up for our mailing list and then comment on THIS PHOTO in Instagram.

There you go! Once you’ve followed these simple steps, you will be automatically entered to win! Winners for all five ‘Let’s Get Social’ contests will be announced during the week of May 5th, after all five contests have been completed.

 

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The Garden of Cosmic Speculation Builds Bridges between Art and Physics

Covering thirty acres in the Borders area of Scotland, the Garden of Cosmic Speculation uses nature to celebrate science, both intellectually and through the senses, including the sense of humor.  A water cascade of steps recounts the story of the universe, a terrace shows the distortion of space and time caused by a black hole, a “Quark Walk” takes the visitor on a journey to the smallest building blocks of matter, and a series of landforms and lakes recall fractal geometry.

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Image Credit Flickr User Paulus Maximus

From 1989 until 1995, Landscape architect Charles Jencks and his wife Maggie Keswick, an expert on Chinese gardens, met with horticulturists and scientists in order to design a landscape that would bridge the worlds of art, nature and science. Jencks continued work on the garden through 2007. Today, it is open to the public one day a year through the Scotland’s Gardens Scheme and helps to raise money for Maggie’s Centres, a cancer care foundation named after Jenck’s late wife.

According to Jencks, “Japanese Zen gardens, Persian paradise gardens, the English and French Renaissance gardens played out the story of the cosmos as it was understood then. So the idea of the garden as a microcosm of the universe is quite a familiar one. In fact, I feel it is the most compelling motive to create a garden. What is a garden if not a celebration of our place in the universe?”

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Photo Credit: Charlesjenck.com

 

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Exhibit Spotlight: Italian Futurism at the Guggenheim

The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism to be presented in the United States, this multidisciplinary exhibition examines the historical sweep of the movement from its inception with F. T. Marinetti’s Futurist manifesto in 1909 through its demise at the end of World War II.

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Italian Futurism Manifesto by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, 1909. Photo courtesy of the Guggenheim.

Presenting over 300 works executed between 1909 and 1944, the chronological exhibition encompasses not only painting and sculpture, but also architecture, design, ceramics, fashion, film, photography, advertising, free-form poetry, publications, music, theater, and performance. Catch it at the Guggenheim from now until September 1, 2014. If you’re not in New York between now and then, see a sample below and read more on the official exhibit website.

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Photo courtesy of Metalocus Magazine

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Sorvolando in spirale il Colosseo by TATO, 1930. Photo courtesy of the Guggenheim.

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I fari dell’avvenire Bitter e Cordial Campari by Fortunato Depero, 1931. Photo courtesy of the Guggenheim.

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Gratticiele e tunnel by Fortunato Depero, 1931. Photo courtesy of the Guggenheim.

Futuristic Advertising

Bozzetto di copertina per Vanity Fair by Fortunato Depero, 1929. Photo courtesy of the Guggenheim.

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Velocità di Motoscafo by Benedetta, 1923. Photo courtesy of the Guggenheim.

Mid-century Photography

The Typist by Anton Giulio Bragaglia, 1911. Photo courtesy of Metalocus Magazine

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Buzzwatch: Downtown Modernism Finds and Photos

Recently we published a recap of the Downtown Modernism marketplace that was hosted at our Los Angeles Factory for those of you who couldn’t make it. Since then, blog posts and photos of the event have been popping up all over internet; we couldn’t resist re-posting a few here. Some of our favorites:

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