Monday, October 20, 2008

Try Opera Glasses and A Little Artful Display

Opera glasses are mentioned in a London Advertisement as early as 1730.
Great Design includes Great Display.
You might try a Collection of Opera Glasses.

(These are just examples, I do not particularly care for either one.....just so you get the basic concept)
An interesting thing to do when displaying opera glasses is under glass in a frame, or under the glass of a display cocktail table. You can also use a 'corbel' (bracket/shelve ) one is pictured above. You could use a contemporary piece or an ornate one, based on the look you are trying to achieve.
When I lived in NYC, I had a great pair on the end table in the living room.
You would not believe it, almost everyone would pick them up and go to the window to peep out at the other apartment windows to see what might be going on. It is more common than you might think.
I love these. When I use my opera glasses , I am always squinting with one eye anyway.
The piece pictured above would look fabulous on a long chain or silk rope worn as a necklace.
Very 'artsy fartsy'. I would wear it for sure !
And what fun , think of it.....have you ever thought that you recognized someone from across a crowded room ?

A grouping is always pretty framed on a wall. I like this because the look becomes more '3D' or 'Architectural' , giving the room more dimension and layers.




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Suggested sites:
http://www.gilai.com/books/articles/opera_glasses.html

You can pick these up anywhere, consignment stores, antique stores , or the flea market.
They don't have to really work to look great .
Just look and you will find them.
Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her blog of her Adventures in Design

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I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

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