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Saturday, February 17, 2007

The End Of History

The End of History is a small shop at 548 1/2 Hudson Street that sells vintage glass, ceramics and furniture. Their tag line is "the world's largest collection of 1950s & 60's glass. Also selling furniture, lighting and ceramics of the same period." Owner Stephen Saunders describes his shop as "very Ice Storm" and says that ''Venetian glass is my big love." I immediately was taken by the visual impact - the sun coming through all the varied colors has a striking effect and drew me into the store. The Italian, Scandinavian and American glass objects are arranged by color, rather than price, origin etc. If you click here, I have an additional photo showing some other color groupings of glass. This is one of those very specialized shops that exist only in NYC. These artifacts may be, as the store name implies, the pinnacle of accomplishment in this area of glass art and they really do signify the End of History ...

5 comments:

Chris & Deb said...

your photo is a breath of spring on a winter's day!

Brian said...

Chris & Deb;
Thanks. We need a breath of spring - winter has settled in NYC. Looking forward to warm weather and doing much more outdoor photography.
Brian

Gucci Muse said...

Gorgeous and interesting photos! I love NY!

Helen said...

Very colorful!

The Wellspring said...

This is a fabulous photograph. All the rich reds and oranges accented by turqoise just draw me in. Lovely. :)