Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Simple Things


When I was little I drew on walls.  Intricate neighborhoods down staircase walls and animals and friends, but mostly I drew flowers.  I was an only child at the time and my mother's nonsensical question, "Who did this?" resulted in the immediate and clever creation of an imaginary friend/scapegoat.  In the slightly unreliable landscape that is my memory, I recall that the flower garden, a mural really, over Krissy Livengood's parents' bed was the last straw.  Grounded?  It was before that was vogue.  Spanking? Tried and ineffective.  (It was a different time.)  No, my mother, who I think reveled in the concept, but resented the removal, relegated the inside of my closet free reign.  I could draw whatever I wanted there - as far as I could reach.

I know money can't buy happiness.  I know things do not bring us joy.  But Lindsey Adams Adelman's Blow light fixture above my dining table just might return me to the days before the pink and purple crayons stayed crisp and sharp in the box and stems were just one curving green line from earth to bloom.

Image, Elle Decor, June 2011 via their piece on Jason Miller and Roll & Hill.

11 comments:

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Couldn't agree more! Wonderful post!
Love the light fixture
Must have. And better then even the purple crayon!
Have a great weekend!
Jamie Herzlinger

Karena said...

This is just an astounding work of art! The most fabulous lighting I have seen!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

linda said...

I do hope you treat yourself to that gorgeous bit of floral,sparkle and light!
-linda,ny

pve design said...

Love it.
pve

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Fabulous, thanks for the source. Her website is amazing.

JWC said...

I have to agree, this fixture is amazing.

The French Tangerine said...

You are such a wonderful writer... eloquent, whimsical, funny and smart. The chandelier is all of those things too... love it!

mary said...

Hi Patricia, Thanks for the connections to past heavens.
Yes, the fixture is perfection. Have a wonderful week-end. Mary

penelopebianchi said...

I can't wait to see how you "incorporate" it!

fascinating!!

Penelope

Vanessa said...

Love the light fixture. Uh!
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Home Lighting said...

The lighting is absolutely stunning I can't help but imagine it having different colored bulbs.