Tuesday, July 19, 2011

So Very Lucky: Surf Shack Chic in Venice Beach

Lazy Susan was featured editorially in a recent issue of LUCKY magazine.
Ok, luck might have had something to do with it, but really it's all about being in the right place at the right time. Specifically, our bone frame was in Ron Robinson/Fred Segal in Los Angeles, a wonderful retailer with a tremendous reputation for style and impeccable taste - and big-time celebrity haunt with clients such as Lenny Kravitz and Anne Hathaway.

Our little frame found its way from the shelves at Ron Robinson to some shelves in Venice Beach, in the upscale "surf shack" home of photographer Eileen Peters and denim designer Mark Wiesmayr.
Photo: the Selby
With its vintage surfboards and natural finishes, this place is a natural fit with our design. It's right at home in an eclectic mix of accessories: contemporary, funky, tribal, arty, denim-y, surfer-y and organic. The creators of this lala Shangri-la were recently featured on the style blog to end all style blogs, the Selby, so to us Eileen and Mark are just a perfect snapshot of the super-cool, international, design-minded types of people who love and live with Lazy Susan pieces. Kudos to Lucky magazine for profiling them and their "Lucky Life". Oh, and if you're in Los Angeles, do visit Ron Robinson/Fred Segal.

The page from Lucky's June 2011 issue

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sneak Peek: Trend Alert for Fall 2011

Dune Road Collection: Organic Textures are Trending for Fall 2011
Those first really hot days have just begun to settle in - we're thinking of beach weekends and crashing surf, of casual alfresco dinners where icy cocktail glasses come complete with a dreamy haze of condensation and and no one need worry about a coaster. We know breezy summer will give in to autumn's crisp call to action, and we'll want to start decorating and nesting and preparing fresh looks for holiday entertaining. But we're going kicking and screaming and taking a little taste of summer with us: we invite you to join us for a leisurely stroll along the DUNE ROAD.

Our Creative Director, Renee Wightman, says a major design theme for fall is the use of warm, organic textures, exhibited in her design team’s new DUNE ROAD collection, which we're launching along with two more exciting themed collections to the trade at gift shows nationwide all summer.  No passing fancy, these textures are timeless because they come from nature, or take inspiration from it. Here's a highlight, and be sure to check back for more as the garden tomatoes trade chartreuse for crimson and the cicada begin to hum. 
Gentle curves ahead: Lazy Susan's new Modern Relic table lamp.

MODERN RELIC LAMP: In the lighting category, Lazy Susan offers a few great surprises this season, including this ceramic table lamp. Its base a juxtaposition of fluid curves with a rich, warm earthy coloration and a funky-chunky crackle glaze, this lamp is tall (46.5”) and slender. The perfect shade? A camel-hued, woven, linen-y fabric drum that adds yet another of nature’s most enticing textures to the mix. Says Renee Wightman, “It’s that mix of coarse and fine materials, nature’s own rough or smooth surfaces combined with things touched, carved, sculpted or woven by human hands, that texture-play is what creates compelling objects with lasting value.”
Lazy Susan's Modern Relic lamp for Fall 2011