Saturday, July 26, 2008

Soulful findings...

It started out simply.
I was searching for a unique sconce for our bathroom project.
I happened upon Indian Summer's great blog...where I met Tucker Robbins. Monk turned world traveler, turned designer with a cause. I was immediately drawn to his work (and have some similar pieces in our home)...
He works with indigenous craftsmen...
Together, their work is a beautiful blend of modern and ancient.

I forgot about the sconce...

and found all sorts of other beauties I could see in our abode.

That always happens to me.

"The mission was to be a bridge between disparate cultures -

be they African, Japanese, American or tribal. The result- what I believe is an extraordinary and
unique collection of modern furniture and accessories in which each piece is
simultaneously a work of art

and a reflection of worlds that have come before.

At Tucker Robbins, every piece is made of living solid woods from distant lands.
To honor the richness of the tree's color and grain, revealing as it does its
history, we use only natural oils on our furniture to take on a rich patina as
it burnishes naturally

Check him out....Lose yourself for a few minutes


Rose - Watching Waves said...

Such wonderful pieces you've posted! Give me indigenous over expected, rustic textures over fancy fringes - "each piece is
simultaneously a work of art and a reflection of worlds that have come before." Perfect!

sandra/tx said...

I can see every one of those things in your house, Linda. Just gorgeous! Love the sconce, by the way.

PAT said...

Gorgeous post, Linda. I'll pay a visit to Tucker Robbins, when we return from the lake.

Have a great weekend and week ahead!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Yes, Rose...I so agree!
Sandra...That is exactly my problem,even if money was falling out of the sky like rain...I still would not have enough room for all the things I love. I have love to many things syndrome.
Pat... I think you will enjoy it! Have fun at the lake!

Thanks for your comments guys!!

Unknown said...

That chair is amazing! Thanks for providing the link....beautiful work and they ALL would be perfect for your home!

Karin said...

Linda, Googled your blog the other day to show my mom (who is now a huge fan, BTW) and somehow landed on a page with a recipe for Cuba Libre cupcakes. That could be your signature dish! hee!
You live in Paradise. I've said it mnay times.Love yur blog and all it's beautiful pics.


Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Just found your blog...I had such fun browsing around. So glad I found you.

Anonymous said...

oh the sconce is gorgeous!

Ashley said...

I love these photos you've posted Linda...they have a great atmosphere

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Amy...I know, that chair has an actual personality, I'm sure!

Hi Karin! Spill on the cupcake recipe...better yet make some and send them to me. Your MOM is reading? Should I watch my language?! MY mom doesn't even read hooo me.

Jen and Ashley...Thanks!!

Sarah...I know, right?? I'll take two!


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