Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Heavy Metal | New at Cleveland Art
Yesterday I was swooning over the "Industrial Schoolhouse" style featured in my Style at Home magazine so today's post is directly related to all that wonderfully utilitarian, rescued loveliness. As one of our readers put it yesterday - it's such a contrast(and  relief) to all the matchy matchy decorating styles out there these days.

Cleveland Art
Jeff at Cleveland Art emailed me(because he knows how much I love their wares) to let me know that they have a whole new shipment of salvaged good-stuff just listed on their web site. So of course I was there in a flash! Every time I go to Cleveland Art I get so overwhelmed by the volume of vintage wares they carry - and it's all absolutely fantastic. You don't need much of an imagination to see how these pieces can work in an artist's studio, a modern loft space, a barn conversion or a mid century show home. Even though these pieces were originally designed for the factory floor or the tool makers work shop they are classics in their own right, beautifully styled and wonderfully proportioned. I have tried to show you here a selection of both their original pieces and their modified ones too. There's so much to look at on their site I expect you will find your own favourites! Thanks Jeff!

I love all these pieces and I can just imagine them sitting on some of those cool old floor tiles from the other day.
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