When our friend Lydia in Amsterdam sent us a photo of her Full Moon Necklace over a cable knit sweater, it reminded us how good JLD necklaces look with sweaters. Wouldn’t a Sunrise Necklace add some welcome sunshine to a gray winters day? And check out how great the African Queen looks over charcoal cashmere. Want to add a scarf? No problem, all necklaces are adjustable in length and can be worn ‘lowrider’.
Look here to find a JLD necklace that’s perfect for your wooly jumpers!
Join us at our showroom on Sunday, December 16, from 12 – 5pm for shopping and holiday cheer. Special deals on gift items including bookends, clocks, jewelry, and select floor model furniture.
Jason Lees Design Showroom
1577 East 38th Street
Oakland, California 94602
Image by Alexander Girard
It just dawned on me why I was so drawn to the photo with James Dean in my previous post – the dark green and off-white with walnut in the room is exactly the same color palette as in my entryway! The walls are Pantalon from Farrow & Ball. I love their description: “To the historically inclined a ‘drab’ from the 17th century. For a loft dweller the height of fashion!” The trim is Slipper Satin, and the walnut shelf console is a JLD design.
Okay, so I don’t have a French Sailors Shirt (but my wife does) or an awesome ceramic bull, but I do have the awesome graphic work on industrial cardboard by Rose Anne Raphael, and the killer tom-tom drum I picked up on a visit to Taos Pueblo.
1. French Sailors Shirt – Tres cool, and back in fashion in a big way.
2. Dark green walls – The color of the walls is beautiful, especially combined with the rich walnut brown wood table and the simple off-white window coverings.
3. Ceramic bull – Awesome. Did you know that James Dean was obsessed with bullfighting? He was also obsessed with fast cars, but that didn’t work out too well.
Parisian lighting designer Gilbert Moity has created a stunning installation for the Patrick Roger Chocolatier in Brussels. Called the “Hanging Forest”, it is made of frosted and emerald green plastic tubes that are lit with LED bulbs. The green and brown palette is scrumptious. Makes you want to forage for chocolates.
It seems like mannequins tend to be either bland, creepy, or both. These stylish dummies by designers/artists Anja Kroencke, Anna Sui, and Robert Clyde Anderson for Ralph Pucci, are anything but bland, although they are a bit creepy.
I was so enthralled by the Stanley Kubrick exhibit at LACMA that I revisited this fascinating video from a few months ago. It illustrates just one of the techniques that Kubrick used to “design” his films. Anyone who has taken a drawing class will especially appreciate it.