Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wish List Wednesdays: Oldham Harper Glassware

It was love at first sight when I spotted the Oldham Harper Glassware in the Signals catalog a couple of months ago.  The bird designs by American Modernist artist Charley Harper are just beautiful!  Recently there has been a resurgence of interest in his artwork, which he referred to as "minimal realism".  Well-known designer Todd Oldham played a major role in this renewed interest, creating a line of Charley Harper-inspired home goods (check out the Fishs Eddy website for collections featuring birds and fishes) and publishing a book about Harper's art, which is also available in an abridged version.

The glassware shown in today's post can be purchased as a set of four ($36.95 from Signals, $34 from Fishs Eddy), or individually from Fishs Eddy for $8.50 each.  I just ordered a set, and I am now coveting the Cardinal Dinner Plate (although the $26.95 per plate cost is a bit steep).  These plates could be a great Christmas gift option, though, so perhaps a bird-themed Christmas table is in our near future!

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