By now, you may know that I am a collector of Alessi. This Italian company works with designers around the world to produce collections that are classic, useful, whimsical, and statement pieces.
The Juicy Salif citrus squeezer designed by Philippe Starck is still one of my most favourite Alessi pieces. It’s such an unusual design and noone else has attempted to recreate anything quite like it. The trays and bowls are functional and friendly, and I have a few pieces hanging around on my sideboard (you can see one tray in this photo). I dare you to come to my home and resist touching my mini Anna G. corkscrew. It’s so cute! I remember buying each piece of Alessi that I own, which makes each purchase quite special.
So what’s going on with Alessi these days? Well, when I saw the newest collection by Marcel Wanders called Dressed, I was pretty excited.
Before I could barely even string a sentence together, my mom taught about Swarovski crystal. I know, right?¬†She tells me stories of going to the Swarovski factory in Austria when I was quite young and¬†buying pairs of Swarovski¬†animals. There was always a pair – one for me and one for my sister, she said.
She hasn’t added to her collection in quite some time, so this past Christmas, I thought I should spoil her. I picked up a¬†couple of sweet little animals to add to her collection. Swarovski‘s growing collection is¬†amazing…as is my mom’s!¬†Here’s a peek into her collection…
a pair of crystal squirrels
a pair of bears
a pair of bunnies
a hedgehog (this one might be my favourite!)
a¬†kangaroo (my sister¬†brought this one back from Australia)
I recently learned about InCollect – a website that has an incredible collection of photos of¬†interiors,¬†decorative arts, furniture, and fine art. I pulled five¬†images of impressive white interiors from designers around the world.