Wednesday, January 20, 2010

This Week's Top 5 Favorite 1stdibs Items: Things in the Sky!

We're flying pretty high this morning. Our weather in Texas is mild, the sun is coming out, and even amongst all the tragedy the world is seeing, we feel grateful for all that we have in our life. In honor of this great mood, we thought our theme for today's top picks from 1stdibs' newest listings (you know how much we love themes around here!) would be things that can be found high in the sky. Some fly, some just reside there and some are only there for a bit of time, but these fun furniture pieces and accessories could bring a little height to your own spaces!

1) Rare Custom Made Maitland Smith Skyscraper Cabinet
So skyscrapers don't exactly fly, but they can be found located in the sky (okay, and the ground and in between, too). We're captivated by the idea of these amazing man-made structures and enjoy how unique this cabinet is. Functional and fun!
Price: $12,500
David Bell Antiques

2) Boeing 314 Pan-American 'Clipper' model
What would a sky-themed list be without an airplane? Another marvel of human engineering, we love how traditional and detailed this accessory is, and think it would make a great addition to a tabletop or shelf.
Price: $28,000
Pullman Galleries

3) John Baldessari "Throwing Three Balls"This set of photographs from the 1970s is such an interesting take on something that's temporary located in the sky: balls! "Throwing three balls in the air to get a straight line" is the photographer's attempt to capture the seemingly impossible task of throwing up three balls in the air to create a straight line in the sky. Inspiring and good-looking!Price: $3,800Dealer: Orange

4) 1950-1960 Ceramic Vase by Roger Capron
We're just in love with the fun Mid-Century Modern graphics of birds located on this ceramic vase. Birds--an often occupant of blue skies---make for a perfect addition to the theme but in a fresh, not-so-obvious way. And the prime colors are fun, too!
Price: $8,190
Dealer: 1stdibs Paris

5) Margaret Bourke-White Photograph, 1931
"Originally given to the winner in the Goodyear dealer's zeppelin race. Frame bears the inscription plaque: 'This frame is made of duralumin used in girder construction of the United States Airship Akron built by the Goodyear Zeppelin Corporation.'" Not only a great take on our sky theme, but also a piece of history!
Price: contact dealer
Objects in the Loft

Don't forget to check out the rest of this week's listings from 1stdibs, where you can find more fabulous, one-of-a-kind show-stopping pieces, as well as a number of other great pieces!

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