this morning, maison21 visited the blog, this is glamorous, for the first time. and it is. quite glamorous in fact- a delicious blend of fashion and interior design, with lots and lots of pretty, pretty pictures, and you know maison21 likes himself some pretty pictures. so go lose an hour of your life browsing the blog like maison21 did. it's worth the visit.
besides the pretty title banner on the blog, what really caught maison21's eye was the first post- "win a pair of murano lamps"! well, faster than a speeding bullet your super-decorator was at the swank lighting website, to win those lamps! and after reading the story behind the lamps, maison21 didn't know whether to laugh or to cry. seems the two guys at swank lighting found a warehouse full of hundreds of unopened crates containing brand-new, never touched vintage murano lamps from the 1960's and 70's. that's like the vintage furniture addict's holy grail! maison21 proceeded to get insanely jealous for 15 whole seconds! for someone like moi-self, who lives for the next great find, it would be like winning the lottery, maybe even better. but then the rage subsided, and i actually became a little grateful i didn't find all that pretty all at once. after all, maison21 is an addict who savors his addiction- the next time i find a dorothy draper chest on the back of a junk-pickers truck, or a tommi parzinger for stiffel brass lamp in a garbage can, i want my heart to start racing and the top of my head to tingle. it would have been like going from mexican tar heroin to pure uncut china white- a possibly lethal decorating overdose.
congratulations to swank lighting on your fabulous, once in a lifetime find (and for maybe saving maison21's life), and thank you to the aptly named this is glamorous blog for pointing me in the direction to discover my good fortune, and possibly win some free pretty!