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Tuesday
Nov092010

DC meets ATL.

The Nowness of the neutral palette was evident at our Atlanta showroom last week, when we brought Darryl Carter to town. We promise it was anything but beige & boring! JCT (our beloved neighbor) created an amazing signature tequila drink paired with smashing short rib croquettes.

It was exciting to see the queue of friends (& Darryl fans) having their copy of The New Traditional signed by Darryl himself.

As the party spilled out the doors into a perfect early fall evening,the buzz was all about moonlight white. It's the signature color choice for so many of the Darryl pieces in our Collection, throughout his celebrated interiors & as a palette selection for Benjamin Moore.

You can see Darryl's latest lantern - the Kent in our Atlanta windows (of course in a moonlight white setting) over the next two weeks & a surprise while supplies last.

Wednesday
Oct132010

Bubbly & Bright

 

How does color inspire a night on the town? Perfectly.

The colorful Amanda Nisbet brought bright & bubbly to our Atlanta last week with an appearance at our showroom on the Westside. Inspired we translated that as happy hued macaroons and a little pink champagne; Wouldn’t you?

 

 

The hi-light of the evening (and our cause to celebrate) was the first peek at Amanda’s upcoming full lighting collection for The Urban Electric Co.

With a couple of sketches and a prototype or two, she whet the appetite and left us all wanting more, lots more.

 

 

 

Here are a few clues of what to expect when we officially launch early next year...,bracelets ,bold, inset, inlay, stingray  wood - wow !

Color us excited.

 



Monday
Oct112010

Powder Coat Blues / 2010

Wednesday
Sep152010

Color Stories / made in the shade

Somewhere between a Palm Beach holiday, designing our new Atlanta showroom & the blizzard in the city...the more abstract foundation for our color story took shape.

Rainy & cold, I was with Amanda Nisbet in New York reviewing lighting collection concepts when I got a sneek peak of her forth-coming fabric collection, it wowed me...

It had (for me) a certain nostalgic familiarity of great colorful silk screens on linen. 'Francesca' reminded me of thoose certain Halston caftan prints; 'Chip' was fresh and graphic in that David Hicks way... from it, "lolling" came to mind; curtained rooms with, of course, lamp shades to match.

Then, why not our lamps with Amanda's fabrics on the shades? And it all came together.

The gothic scary chair (that I dragged in one day and everyone hated), became the new office favorite after a coat of crocus & a covering of Francesca.

Those rather Cocteau hands (that I'm still obsessed with), a photo shoot and we were on our way...

 

- Michael Amato

Tuesday
Sep072010