Archive for June, 2011

Ventaglio: the art of living

June 22, 2011

Functional sculpture … table, desk … Ventaglio was designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1972 for her Meribel chalet.

The placement of boards for the top creates a beautiful sculpture … artful.  But, the unusual shape is also multi-functional.  She experimented with a similar organic shape as desk prior to Ventaglio …

… as seen in this office she designed for a newspaper editor in 1938.  The same gull-wing shape exists with Ventaglio to promote use as a desk, but the placement of individual planks creates unique spaces where both small and large groups of people can congregate with intimacy to share a meal or a game of cards.

In both the historic ’38 photo and as above in the present day, use of the LC7 stool as seat provides a beautiful contrast of materials from Perriand’s work … tubular steel and wood.  After all, it was her work with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jennaret to produce the famous “machines for living” during the late ’20s that brought her notoriety as a designer.

In my view, Ventaglio is seems influenced by her life in Japan (1940-46) where Elisabeth Vedrenne says  “In France, the bourgeois mind still confused emptiness with poverty or oblivion.  Accumulate nothing, be Zen — Le Corbusier had already prepared her for this … She became aware of the ideas of rhythm, lightness, transparency, depth of field, of the outside inside, and vice-versa — concepts she had already been playing with since the 1930s … in Japan she found everything she had been looking for.  She found corroboration for her knowledge of design and her pioneering intuitions.  The useful could be beautiful …”  Ventaglio, the art of living embodied.

To see more Charlotte Perriand designs now click here.

To save 20% on authentic Perriand designs made by Cassina, spring into SR Hughes by March 20th (2012).

New chef in town at Gemma’s

June 21, 2011

Gemma’s, the cozy little spot nestled in Center 1, has a new chef; Matt Owen.

Matt’s dad owned Brookside Cleaners for 15 years, so its only appropriate that he is back to head up the kitchen at Gemma’s in Brookside. Owen started cooking at Bodean’s and then soon after that he moved to Portland. While in Portland he attended the Western Culinary Institute and worked at Riverplace Hotel and Lauro Kitchen.

He has worked under Morgan Brownlow (former sous-chef at Oliveto), who has been Owen’s biggest influence.

Owen has traveled and studied in Japan, France and Hawaii, where he met his wife who is the sushi chef at In the Raw.

His plans for Gemma’s is to utilize the wood fired oven to its full potential, and offer more rustic Mediterranean food, which he has not seen a lot in Tulsa.

We look forward to seeing and experiencing what Owen’s brings to the table.

Gemma’s Woodfire Kitchen
3410 S. Peoria Ave.

Dwell Magazine: Modern World Awards Vote Now

June 16, 2011

This year at Dwell on Design, Dwell is stamping their seal of approval on objects that continue to delight.  Two of our favorites are on list.

Drum roll please…………..Cassina’s LC2 by Le Corbusier.


and ta-da……….Kelvin LED Table lamp by FLOS


There are many great choices, but your vote will decide which products get the stamp of approval.


 Click on the link below and cast your vote today.

Bocci 28 Series

June 15, 2011

We love the Bocci 28 Series chandelier!  After highlighting the custom color version at Rossana Orlandi in Milan this past April …

…Bocci took their show to the streets of New York where they rigged a display other versions of 28 during ICFF in May…

We love the handmade qualities, the possibility to customize size, color, and above all … the singular style of the new 28 Series!

Rush Week @ Littleblackdress

June 14, 2011

Let our neighbor, littleblackdress help pick out your outfits for RUSH! June 14-18

Wed,6-15/Thurs,6-16/Fri,6-17  3-6p.m. 


Door Prizes

Clothes & Accessories

Stylist, Shannon Schroder, on site for consultations.

Don’t miss on-site hair and make-up tips.

Call 918-583-1500 to set-up an appointment or stop by LBD in Center 1 / Tulsa, OK 74105

Summer Tent Sale … Final Day!

June 5, 2011

We’ve been keeping it cool under the shade of the Big Top at our Summer Tent Sale!  Its been a huge success and we’d like to thank everyone for that!

Sunday is the final day … and I honestly can’t say if we’ll go at it the whole day, but I can tell you there are still a few hot deals remaining…

Mamagreen teak and stainless steel double chaise lounge

Bubble Club sofa

Beat Lights

Tobias Grau Anna pendants

9' x 12' Area Rug

3' x 10' Runner

10' x 14' Area Rug

…these finds and more at the final day of the SR Hughes Summer Sale, Center 1, Tulsa.

One Clever Item, Three Fresh Looks

June 4, 2011

Three top designers have fun with Philippe Starck‘s versatile new addition to the famous “Ghost” series with Kartell.  Traditional, transitional, contemporary, but most of all fun!  This photo shoot in At Home Arkansas shows you how easy it is to pull of fabulous style with the clear Ghost Buster chest…

Drop into SR Hughes at Center 1 Tulsa to check out Ghost Buster.  And, through March 19th, save 15% on all things Kartell!

Quick Picks At SR Summer Sale: Books, Accessories, Scents…

June 3, 2011

You don’t have to be ready to strap a sofa to your back after visiting our Summer Tent Event June 3-4-5.  There are tons of books, accessories, and scents to help you spruce up your nest!  Come see us under the tent at Center 1, Tulsa.

Easy, Fresh, and Fun … Best Picks from Kartell’s Garden

June 2, 2011

Kartell’s Spring Sale is the best way to put the finishing touches on your room so that you can enjoy easy living indoors or out.  See, you can have it all … Milanese style, commercially tested construction, and 15% off … through March 19th at SR Hughes.

Honeycomb Chair

Neutra suspended light

Max Table/Desk

Pop Duo Chair

Louis Ghost Chairs

Bubble Club Sofa

Jolly Table

Usame Table/Tray

Hey Mister…..Is that the right price? Why yes it is!

June 1, 2011

Cassina Mister Sectional on sale at SR Hughes June 3-5.  You’ll be asking “Hey Mister, is that the right price?”  and the answer will be “Yes!”  For 3 days only, Mister Sectional and many other fabulous finds will be on sale at SR Hughes 3410 S Peoria Ave in Center 1, Tulsa.

%d bloggers like this: