If you’re in search of aesthetically-pleasing drug paraphernalia, nobody makes weed accessories that look as good on a coffee table as Flower by Edie Parker. The brand’s beloved pipes and smoking accessories truly strike a balance between stoner kitsch and functional art. Now, they’ve released a delicate and delightful pipe that’s the essence of chill: the Ice Bowl, which we saw at NY Now. Continue reading Celebrate 4/20 With Edie Parker’s Ice Bowl Pipes!→
While smoking Banana Peels isn’t really a thing, you can smoke this Banana Pipe that has appeal, if you choose. A perfect addition to your collection, or as a gift for an herb-loving friend who also digs bananas, this artsy fruit-shaped pipe of borosilicate glass is from Flower by Edie Parker (aka Weedie Parker), best known for their modern designs inspired by vintage lucite hand bags. Continue reading Eye On Design: Glass Banana Pipe By Edie Parker→
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One of the enduring legacies of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel was her elevation of costume jewelry to high fashion. Maison Gripoix, a house that has serviced the couture industry since its founding in 1869, was among her earliest and most frequent collaborators. The company’s specialized pate de verre (glass paste) technique was developed by the founder, Augustine Gripoix, and passed down generationally. Instead of the kiln method employed by other manufacturers, the house pours molten glass directly into the sophisticated metal settings that frame its designs. This meticulous an costly process allows for greater freedom of coloration and form, and lends a subtle effervescence to the floating glass components. This wreath of graduated translucent flower heads (circa 1938) was produced by Gripoix for Chanel and reflects the late 1930s vogue for romantic nature-based motifs.
Photographed as part of the exhibit In Pursuit of Fashion: The Sandy Schreier Collection, on view through May 17th, 2020 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
Behold: The Titan-Arum, or Corpse Flower (All Photos By Gail)
On Wednesday, June 27th, I took a three-hour lunch break in the middle of a work day so I could take the train up the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) in the Bronx to see the Corpse Flower bloom. I had been following the NYBG’s Instagram feed for a couple of days while it was on bloom-watch, and knew that once the plant blooms you have about 24 hours to see it before it wilts. Considering that these plants bloom only once every 2 to 10 years, I knew it would be worth the hassle to get up there and, as you can see by these photos, it was!