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September 16, 2015

Poised atop its ancestrial burial grounds, this juicy cheeseburger looks too good to eat. Mathew Ramsey, burger artist and photographer, juxtaposes a colorful, grassfed beef burger with the white bones of a steer. Cow skull: Acquired September 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 28, 2015

In ancient China the dragon is the ultimate symbol of good fortune. Considered by some to be the supreme being of all creatures, this dragon mystically rests on the steps of a DC home bringing positive chi energy to all who climb the stairs. Stone dragon: Acquired March 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 15, 2015

"Death to Winter" was the reverent theme of Redeem's spring clothing line preview. Three antique candle holders flanked an equally aged wicker casket filled with greenery. Considering the Catholic ceremony where six floor candles surround an empty casket in remberance of a deceased, this installation symbolizes the end of winter and ushers in the store's spring collection. Funeral Al...

February 18, 2015

When Philippa Tarrant, a well-known DC floral designer who brings innovation and originality to her creations, asked if we had any vintage typewriters, we knew she was up to something unusual. After delicately prying the groom's initials out of the typewriter, she incorporated the keys into his wedding boutonnier. Vintage Typewriter (Keys): Acquired February 2015. Photo via Instagram...

November 15, 2014

Inspired by Ikebana, the centuries old Japanese art of floral arranging, Terry Godfrey, AIFD, dressed this antique wheel for the holidays. Sculpturally mounted and placed atop a mid-century plant stand, this living arragement fuses design elements from the east and west, old and new. Mounted Wheel; Wooden, Mid-century Column: Acquired November 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 31, 2014

It must have been the first quarter moon that set the centuries in motion... This city row house, flaunting its historic hardwood floors and tin ceiling, adds a modern, orange-painted dancing women metal sculputure (circa 1980) to complement a colorful Tibetian cabinet. Also in play is an antique, hand-carved oak Renaissance-style hall tree (foreground, circa 1880) perfect for coats...

October 1, 2014

Kelly Guerrero's sculpture is made in part with wood gathered under water while he was swimming near a friend's family cabin on Lake Michigan. The title, "M. Nicolet's Boat Ride" refers to the French missionary credited with discovering Lake Michigan in the 1700s. The piece, above water now, soars in the tree tops over the West River. Wood and Metal Sculpture: Acquired October 2014

 

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September 30, 2014

Ils sont magnifiques! What a treasure to find these French cast iron ball finials most likely from the turn of the century. The bases are open and meant to mount over a post, exactly like the ones outside this cedar shake cottage on the western shore in Maryland. Antique Iron Finials: Acquired September 2014

 

September 10, 2014

An amazing, vintage butcher block on an industrial steel base is a beautiful table in its own right. But when you dress it up, it's ready to entertain! We were lucky to sneak a peak at this dressed table before the food arrived. Steel trestle base with butcher block top: Acquired September 2014

 

 

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