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Eye On Design: Display Cabinet By Louis-Desiré-Eugène Gaillard

Gaillard Display Cabinet
All Photos By Gail

Like the side chair designed by Hector Guimard, seen just to the left of this cabinet in the bottom photo of this post, Louis-Desiré-Eugène Gaillard’s Display Cabinet (1900) incorporates bold, animated, plant-like forms in its decoration. Gaillard exhibited similar furniture at the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris, also known as the Exposition Universalle, which helped popularize architecture and domestic objects with fluid lines and whiplash curves.

Gaillard Display Cabinet
Cabinet Design Detail

This cabinet was part of a larger set of dining room furniture that would have been marketed to both middle and upper-middle class consumers. A key idea of design reform at the turn of the 19th century was that well-designed objects should not be reserved only for the wealthy.

Gaillard Display Cabinet

Photographed in the Art Institute, Chicago.

Pink Thing Of The Day: Mannequin With Pink Wig

Mannequin with Pink Wig
Photo By Gail

Here’s another sweet shot from my trip to Palm Springs last Christmas. There’s a Saks Fifth Avenue at a swanky outdoor mall located in the adjacent town of Palm Desert, and I snagged a serious cache of blog fodder from their many eye catching in-store displays. This very fetching pink-haired mannequin is pimping “Little Somethings for the Ladies”. . . whatever they may be.

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Mannequin Bust

Pink Mannequin Bust
Photo By Gail

What’s most interesting about this Hot Pink bust of a lovely African American lady, is that it’s not in use as your standard display mannequin, despite the fact that it is clearly in the middle of a clothing section of a department store. In this instance, it is really more like a sculpture; more like  a work of art meant to enhance the consumer’s shopping experience, I think. In my case, it was highly effective.

Photographed at Saks Fifth Avenue, The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert, California.

Frankenstein’s Monster Keebler Product Display

Frankenstein Keebler Display
 Photo By Gail

I guess that Keebler crackers and cookies just taste scarier when they are displayed on a giant cardboard likeness of Frankenstein’s Monster. Because, Halloween.

Clearance Sale on Peeps

Peeps On Sale
Photo By Gail

“Edible Only.”

Junk Food Underpants

Me Undies Fast Food Design
All Photos By Gail

Last month, Anne and I went to this Beauty Event Thing, which we (wrongly) assumed was some kind of Cosmetics Product Tradeshow, but which turned out to be a convention center full of little girls standing in long lines to buy makeup. Plus, lots of Tweeting. It was basically ridiculous. Two grown women with real lives had absolutely no business being there except as a means to score free product to write about on our blogs, which was much easier said than done.

One of the booth displays was from a brand called Me Undies that sells expensive underpants, one style of which has pictures of junk food on them. Yes, I just typed that.

Me Undies Fast Food Close Up Detail
Detail of Junk Food Print Fabric

There is no denying that Junk Food Underpants have a great visual appeal, even if I believe that most younger ladies prefer a bikini style to a high-waisted brief. Nevertheless, they look quite well-made.

Me Undies Donut Display

Me Undies, as you can see, was going full-on with their booth display, which included oversized inflatable donuts and papier-mâché pizza slices. Nicely done!

Me Undies Pizza Slice Display

Visit Me Undies at This Link.

Rose Store Window Display

Rose Window Display
Photo By Gail, Ambiance By West 14th Street

Photograph of the Window Display at the Moschino Boutique, located at 401 West 14th Street in Manhattan.

Shark Attack Plush Toy Display!

Plush Shark Toy Display

Shark Attack Plush Toys! Photographed by me at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California!

Shark Attack Store Window Display

Shark Attack Store Window Display Front
Photographed by Gailon Howard Street Between Broadway and Lafayette, NYC.

The Sign Out Front Said that they sold that Yoko Ono-Designed Menswear Line Inside, But They Were Lying!

Shark Attack Store Window Display Side

Ceramic Unicorn Skull

Ceramic Unicorn Skull in Bell Jar Display

Now, here’s a unique gift item that I’d bet no one you know even knows exists let alone already owns!

Unicorn Skull Features:

  • Ceramic unicorn skull with gilded horn
  • Comes complete with clear bell jar for display
  • Perfect for ring holders or as a decorative item/conversation piece
  • Size: 4-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ x 6-1/2″

Priced at just $69.95, purchase one for that Unicorn Lover on your gift list now at