I am awed by great design and especially great design that keeps found objects out of the landfills. Taking a simple wine bottle, turning it into a functional object while delivering great design must be considered a great accessory.
David Guilfoose is an artist living in Wisconson that is all about organic design and sustainable options. After being born and raised in upstate New York Guilfoose created the Green Wine Bottles in Seattle, Washington where he debuted his bottles at the historic Pike Place Market. Another move took Guilfoose to Wisconson where he now lives outside of Madison. Guilfoose "has designed these wine bottle lamps to enlighten the spirits. Made to hold tea candles, each hand cut and polished bottle rests upon a brass ring suspended from a thin stainless steel cable. Copper tubing spirals down from the ring, around a glass votive, ending with a corkscrew out the bottom of the bottle. The resulting sculptures are simply elegant in their form and function."
_Hang these lamps from any location. Indoors a row of these bottles could be hung from the ceiling side by side creating a large art installation that glows - try it over a mantle, over a sofa, down the hallway or for a quirky display line up three over the back of the toilet. Outside they can hang side by side under a gazebo or pergola protecting the flame from wind. The vases were created by removing the neck forming a perfect proportioned vessel to hold natures elegantly simple stems. Love it, again!
Lamps @ $38
Vases @ $28
See more fabulous green bottle designs @ www.greenwinebottles.com
How simple is this arrangement? Twigs, leaves, and tallow berry branches create an organic design that shouts NATURE. Live plants have been proven to be oh so restful so why not use live cuttings from your yard or local florist. Repeating a simple image three times adds a complexity to the element without shouting visual disturbance. Give credit to Twigs & Moss for this creation. Got to love it anywhere in any room.
Welcome to the new website for Ideas Only and Color Box Design. I am excited to use this technology to keep in touch with clients and fans of good design. Please drop in now and then as I hope to offer you good design strategies. Be sure to check out my Portfolio page, my Favorite Shops, my Favorite Services, and my Favorite Museums pages. I also plan on sharing with you products with great design that I find around town (St. Louis) and on my travels. Inside Favorite Shops you will find Great Design @ Great Price - this will be the bargain of the day that can be purchased. I look forward to your questions, comments and your great design finds too.
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"Seek and you shall learn. Speak and you shall inspire." This is my mantra and my quote. It inspires me to explore and share what I have learned.
Living In Color,
Geri loves to consume color through art, architecture, photography, and interior spaces of all built environments. She is a museum enthusiast. Exploring new places, cultures, and restaurants will always be a part of her life. Geri loves the creative process of cooking with natural fresh local ingredients and adores the beauty of colorfully plated food.