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May 24, 2012


Filed under: Uncategorized — jherzlinger @ 10:51 am

There is a lot that can be said and written about Arnaldo Pomodoro-but the most important thing,

I feel is that his work speaks for itself.  He was botn in the 20′s in italy, and from there, I will let you just enjoy his work.

Have a wonderful day,


May 22, 2012

A Burst of Sun

Filed under: mirror — Tags: , , , , , , — jherzlinger @ 8:10 am

There is something about the lovely radial pattern that is attractive to our symmetrical eye. The radial pattern is actually comforting and natural to humans because the form can seen so much in nature (think flowers). My favorite kind of mirror happens to be gold gilding – not to say that any other kind of radial mirror is bad – I just seem to prefer it my interiors and in the interiors of others. If you are a follower of Kelly Wearstler, you should know that it is something she uses often in her designs, particularly in hotels. She said that asymmetrical radial mirrors or art pieces remind her of the natural curve of the shell, which is perfect for a sea side shack.

You can use radial mirrors in a variety of ways. The most obvious is right above the mantle on your fireplace, centered and perfect for all the world to see. But if you are looking to get a little outside of the box, consider grouping a set of radial mirrors of different sizes and patterns to create depth and visual interest. Consider replacing that traditional square cut mirror in your powder room with a sun burst shape – below is an example of that from my work and it was a hit. You can also place a radial mirror behind your bed or at the end of a hallway. People have always been fascinated with the visual phenomenon that a mirror can bring, but a sun burst mirror really takes that excitement to the next level. If you don’t need another mirror consider a radial piece of art – they are everywhere these days! If you aren’t in AZ like we are then brighten up your winter months with a burst of sun that you can hang on your wall.

May 21, 2012


Filed under: hand chairs,pedro friedeberg — Tags: , , — jherzlinger @ 8:10 am

I am totally obsessed with everything beautiful and interesting and have always been particularly obsessed with Pedro Friedeberg.  You know, the Hand Chairs! and the Stunning Hand Tables! The Gorgeous Butterfly Chairs ! His life and his philosophy are very interesting and if you think about an artist like Dali, or Gaudi and compare their philosophies, you will find so many similarities.  It is always of much interest to me to learn about what drives an artist, and what were their lives about , that the results are poured into their art! Here is Pedro’s bio, briefly put, on himself

“I was born in Italy during the era of Mussolini, who made all trains run on time. Immediately thereafter, I moved to México where the trains are never on time, but where once they start moving they pass pyramids.

My education was first entrusted to a Zapotec governess and later to brilliant mentors such as Mathias Goeritz, who taught me morals, José González, who taught me carpentry, and Gerry Morris, who taught me to play bridge.

I have invented several styles of architecture, as well as one new religion and two salads. I am particularly fond of social problems and cloud formations. My work is profoundly profound.

I admire everything that is useless, frivolous and whimsical. I hate functionalism, post modernism and almost everything else. I do not agree with the dictum that houses are supposed to be ‘machines to live in’. For me, the house and it’s objects is supposed to be some crazy place that make you laugh.

Americans do not understand Mexicans and viceversa. Americans find Mexicans unpunctual, they eat funny things and act like old-fashioned Chinese. When André Breton came to Mexico he said it was the chosen Country of surrealism. Breton saw all kinds of surrealist things happen here every day. The surrealists are more into dreaming, into the absurd and into the ridiculous uselesness of things. My work is always criticizing the absurdity of things. I am an idealist. I am certain that very soon now humanity will arrive at a marvelous epoch totally devoid of Knoll chairs, jogging pants, tennis shoes and baseball caps sideway use, and the obscenity of Japanese rock gardens five thousand miles from Kyoto.”

So enjoy!

Have a great Monday!

Love, Jamie

May 18, 2012


Filed under: charlotte perriand — Tags: — jherzlinger @ 8:53 am

I have always had a love of industrial looking furniture.  And as of late, there has been a lot more interest in industrial design for interiors.  I was invited to hear a lecture on two of the most influential women of design in the 20th century, one being Eileen Grey and the other Charlotte Perriand.  

I always knew that had it not been for Perriand working for Le Corbusier,

the famous chaise lounge may never have been! there are so many pieces of furniture today, that have become iconic in and of themselves.  And are the result of Charlotte Perriand

Perriand was one of the most influential furniture designers of the early modern movement.

charlotte was responsible for introducing the “machine age” aesthetic to furniture.

Her politics really guided her design architecturally and her furniture design.  She was an extreme leftist ,as her work aimed to create functional living spaces in the belief that better design helps in creating a better society.

Her father was a tailor and her mother was an haute couture seamstress.  She was born in 1903, so imagine the world at that time, especially in Paris, and what her thoughts would be as she got older.  As the world wars happened and before the true age of mechanization happened.  Ergo her love of industrial materials and found objects.

I am always fascinated by childhoods and places of our formative years, that have such a direct impact on us, not just as adults, but from an artistic standpoint.

Perriand became so well known for her “Bar” furniture, that you will immediately recognize a lot of the pieces. This furniture was made out of chromed steel and anodized aluminum.

I really enjoyed learning about her and I do hope you enjoy this post!



May 15, 2012


Filed under: Uncategorized — jherzlinger @ 8:30 am

I never considered myself a lucite chair girl until i built my house and realized in designing my open floor plan, that in order to really set off the Walnut slab Hudson dining table, and to see the artwork, I was forced into believing the value of working with lucite!

There is a project, that was in an issue of TRADhome online!  Anyway, in this project, you will see, in wanting to highlight the flooring and the table base, a lucite klismos chair was the perfect solution.  

When you are working on the design of your dining room, or breakfast room, if your pieces of importance are not going to be the chairs, think of using lucite!

its not the poor bet anymore!

Happy Day!

Love, Jamie

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